The Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize 2018

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As China’s young migrate to cities, nature is reclaiming villages inhabited only by the old and poor

Protestant Mark Ervine and his Catholic apprentice Paul Doran on a fragile peace ‘on the wall’

Simon Schama introduces The Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize 2018

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How demonetisation and a TV chef inspired an unlikely Indian pilgrimage

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