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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Marq de Villiers

Marq de Villiers is the author, among other books, of A Dune Adrift: The Strange Origins and Curious History of Sable Island (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009) and Dangerous World: Natural Disasters, Manmade Catastrophes and the Future of Human Survival (Penguin, 2009). He is working on a book about Hell.

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Marq de Villiers

An Archipelago in Prose

Voyaging from Newfoundland to Devil’s Island, and Melville to King Kong November 2013
I was predisposed to like Island: How Islands Transform the World. For one thing, I remember with pleasure one of J. Edward Chamberlin’s earlier books, If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?, which was nominated for, but inexplicably did not win, the Charles Taylor Prize for best non-fiction book of whatever year it…