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John Muller's book should delight Twain fans, news junkies and politicos alike. At his event at the 6th of January, Muller will discuss his book, which captures Twain's last days as a bohemian, and talk about the impressions Washington made on de Tocqueville and Dickens in the context of Twain's first visit to the capital in 1854.

from the Guardian

A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands review – a fun Byron update

Rhyming ‘Minerva’s Owl’ with ‘Simon Cowell’, 15 poets have fun hauling Byron’s hero into the modern age