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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Orhan Pamuk: Istanbul, Memories and the City review – a masterpiece upgraded

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Roddy Doyle: Smile review - return of the repressed

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Prom 73 review: The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 1, Schiff - glorious solo voyage across Bach's universe

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Proms 64 & 66 review: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti - halfway to paradise with Bruckner and Mahler

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Omar Robert Hamilton: The City Always Wins review - Egypt's revolution, up close and personal

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Prom 26 review: Frang, Power, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Järvi – fire and air from a crack team

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Prom 23 review: OAE, Christie - scintillating drama in Handel's Israel in Egypt

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Teju Cole: Blind Spot review - haunting hybrid of words and images

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Prom 10 review: Aurora Orchestra, Collon – a revolution taken to heart

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Sarah Hall: Madame Zero review – eerie tales of calamity and change

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Andrew O'Hagan: The Secret Life review – troubling tales from the online underground

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Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness review - brilliant fragments of divided India

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Colm Tóibín: House of Names review - bleakly beautiful twilight of the gods

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Sunday Book: Helen Dunmore - Birdcage Walk

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Sunday Book: Neil Gaiman - Norse Mythology

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Sunday Book: Tessa Hadley - Bad Dreams

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