FiveBooks Newsletter 99


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus
  a pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
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FiveBooks at The Browser

Today on FiveBooks, science writer [5]Philip Ball considers curiosity
  and the origins of modern science. Also on the site: royal biographer
  [6]Robert Lacey recommends books on the Queen; historian [7]Julia
  Lovell sheds new light on the Opium War; and champion horse rider
  [8]Mary King considers the equestrian life.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-ball-on-origins-curiosity
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/julia-lovell-on-opium-war
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-king-on-equestrian-life

Next week, look out for interviews with Professor Tariq Ramadan on
  Islam in the West, Swedish crime writers Roslund and Hellström, and
  much more. Finally, don't forget you can support The Browser and access
  new features by [9]becoming a member. Thank you for following us!
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FiveBooks News

[10]Philip Ball on the Origins of Curiosity
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-ball-on-origins-curiosity

Friday May 18

Modern science emerged only when it became acceptable to ask any
  question about anything – and that required erosion of traditional
  hierarchies, says the science writer [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/philip-ball-on-origins-curiosity

[12]Keith Spera on the Music of New Orleans
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-spera-on-music-new-orleans

Thursday May 17

The author of Groove Interrupted transports us to the world of Fats
  Domino and Professor Longhair, and tells us how (and where) to sample
  the city’s unique music culture [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-spera-on-music-new-orleans

[14]Julia Lovell on the Opium War
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/julia-lovell-on-opium-war

Wednesday May 16

The 19th century opium war marked the clash of the world’s great
  empires of the age – Britain and China. The historian says its legacy
  of Chinese humiliation is still felt keenly in Beijing [15]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/julia-lovell-on-opium-war

[16]Robert Lacey on the Queen
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

Tuesday May 15

As the Diamond Jubilee approaches, royal biographer Robert Lacey
  considers the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, her family history, and her
  ambivalent relationship with Princess Diana [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

[18]Mary King on the Equestrian Life
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-king-on-equestrian-life

Monday May 14

The world championship winning horse rider, who will represent Great
  Britain in the Olympics, tells us what it takes to succeed in her sport
  [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mary-king-on-equestrian-life

[20]Anne Boleyn: Witch, Bitch, Temptress, Feminist
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/Jt2bDy

Hilary Mantel | Guardian | 11 May 2012

"Anne Boleyn is one of the most controversial women in English history;
  we argue over her, we pity and admire and revile her, we reinvent her
  in every generation. Her rise is glittering, her fall sordid. God pays
  her out" [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]France Changes Direction
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/france-changes-direction

Francois Hollande is the first Socialist to win a French presidential
  election in more than 20 years. What change will he bring?  [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/france-changes-direction

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]George V by Kenneth Rose
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/george-v-by-kenneth-rose

[25]Robert Lacey says: “The best royal biography ever written"
  [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]Welcome To Life
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/welcome-life

What you will see when you get reborn, as required by the legal
  department [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Michael Sandel, on democracy
    Links:
      29. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/17/what-money-cant-buy-michael-sandel-review

"Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require
    that citizens share a common life"

[30]More quotes
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

@newleftproject The de-industrial revolution: how manufacturing decline
  wrecked local communities http://t.co/b5EK7YwE [32]#browsings
  [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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