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Jodi Picoult interview: ‘Half of my fan mail is from men... and yet I get called a women’s fiction author’

Jodi Picoult once said superstition prompted her to write issue-driven books that put her 'through the emotional wringer’. The US author’s global hit My Sister's Keeper, which became a Hollywood movie, featured a young girl with leukaemia whose sister rebels against her role as a bone-marrow donor, while her latest novel, A Spark of Light, is set in a reproductive clinic where those inside are taken hostage by a gun-toting protester.
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Jodi Picoult interview: ‘My fan mail is 50 per cent male... and yet I get called a women’s fiction author’

Jodi Picoult once said superstition prompted her to write issue-driven books that put her 'through the emotional wringer’. The US author’s global hit My Sister's Keeper, which became a Hollywood movie, featured a young girl with leukaemia whose sister rebels against her role as a bone-marrow donor, while her latest novel, A Spark of Light, is set in a reproductive clinic where those inside are taken hostage by a gun-toting protester.
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Heaven 17 in the 1980s - Martyn Ware, Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh

How Sheffield has influenced synthpop, jazz, opera and more

As Arctic Monkeys play four huge homecoming gigs at the FlyDSA Arena, cultural figures are asked: “How has Sheffield shaped its musicians and songwriters?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​”
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Sarah McLeod at Wentworth Woodhouse. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Sarah McLeod interview: Trust’s chief executive on restoring Wentworth Woodhouse – the ‘biggest house in England’ hidden for years

On a balmy afternoon a few Mondays ago, people out walking at one of South Yorkshire's most important sites were treated to a dramatic scene straight out of a Hollywood movie - a helicopter circling over the Grade I-listed Wentworth Woodhouse, then landing in front of applauding wedding guests who gathered on the balcony to watch the happy couple take to the skies.
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