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Why a book about witch trials feels weirdly relevant today

Philippa Gregory’s ‘Tidelands’ is a sobering reminder that fear of witches looked a lot like shorthand for the fear and loathing of women’s bodies, writes books columnist Ceri Radford

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David Barnett The bonkbuster novel defined the 1980s – and it isn’t done yet

Has the genre’s time really passed? David Barnett finds out – and unveils a shocking revelation in the process