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Looking for a gift subscription for someone who wants depth, expertise and breadth in their reading and lots of culture?  How about giving them a subscription to the Times Literary Supplement, or the TLS for short?

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The TLS covers a range of subjects such as the arts, classics, culture, history, language and linguistics, literature, lives philosophy, politics and society, religion, science and technology and the world.  It has been publishing book reviews and sometimes provocative essays since 1902, and it covers everything from The Tempest to climate change.  

The Times Literary Supplement considers itself to be a the world’s leading journal for literature and ideas;  it believes in the importance of ideas and over the years its contributors have included people such as Virginia Woolf, Henry James, T S Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Ted Hughes, Martin Amis, George Orwell, Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood.  Today, contributors include Adam Begley, James Cook, Adam Mars-Jones, Krishan Kumar, Margaret Drabble, James Marcus and Henry Hitchings, 

Give a gift subscription to the Times Literary Supplement today!
Give a gift subscription to the Times Literary Supplement today!

There are regular features, such as cartoons, a weekly literary crossword and quiz, a regular online column looking at the ethical issues today, a Poem of the Week, where the TLS revisits original poetry from its Archive, and Letters to the Editor.  

In the week of 1st March 2024, the TLS includes contents such as:

  • Women much missed:  Thomas Hardy had a profound sympathy for his female characters, but not his wives by Elizabeth Lowry (Biography, Book Review)
  • What's it like to be you?  The importance of the individual perspective in philosophy by Jessie Munton (Contemporary Philosophy, Book Review)
  • Bound by a contract: Henry James’s moral universe by Peter Brooks (Literary Criticism, Book Review)
  • The big freeze:  Global cooling and the fall of the Ming dynasty by Peter Coates (Early Modern History, Book Review)
  • Magic and terror: Same-sex love in a hostile Nigeria by Estelle Shirbon (Fiction, Book Review)
  • Stansted to Knock by Vona Groarke (Original Poems)

So there are lots to immerse yourself in with articles on Fiction, Arts, Original Poems, Afterthoughts, In Brief (that's articles which get straight to the point), and podcasts, too - you can see what's included in the week of 1st March 2024 here.  So there's a huge amount to immerse yourself in and discover and think about!

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In February 2024, some of the highlights the TLS included were...

  • Against the current: How Thoreau challenged our understanding of work, technology and the natural world
  • The ghost of Joe McCarthy: Why universities have surrendered on free speech again
  • Campaigning in prose: The man who would be prime minister
  • Modelling the mind: Why AI fails to crack the code of human consciousness
  • Phantom author: The unknowability of Shakespeare
  • When the going was good: The balance sheet of the Clinton administration 

In January 2024, some of the TLS highlights included:

  • Tech babble: AI meets Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor
  • Behind closed doors: A fresh look at Julian Assange and WikiLeaks
  • Cherchez la femme: Penguin Classics launches a Crime and Espionage series
  • Uncommon wealth: Citizenship, globalism and the super-rich
  • Zero hour: The Conservatives and Labour divide over environmental targets
  • What makes a plagiarist: Stealing, muddying, cheating
  • Illusions of mastery: Why sailors go solo 

You can view more TLS Highlights here to get a further idea of some of other content which the TLS has included.


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