Give a subscription to the TLS - The Times Literary Supplement



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?

Take a look at the Times Literary Supplement (TLS for short)!

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.

And congratulations to the TLS!  They've just won The Newspaper Awards 2024 Niche Market Newspaper of the Year!  

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 the 14th June, 2024, the TLS includes contents such as:

  • A peck of pickled peppers: Stopping good food going to waste by Andrew Irwin (Food and Drink, Book Review)
  • Go to work on an egg: Why life on Earth is so diverse by Joanna Bagniewska (Natural History, Book Review)
  • The heat is on: Rising temperatures will lead to a rising tide of aggression by George Marshall (Environment, Book Review)
  • Secret meanings: How Clarice Lispector has become a global celebrity by Franklin Nelson (In Brief, In Brief Review)
  • Starmer's machine politics:Is a blend of progressive liberalism and ethical socialism possible? by Tom Cook (British Politics, Book Review)
  • The critic as artist: In search of a rare talent by Craig Raine (Afterthoughts, Column)
  • Death becomes them: The mourning rituals of the Victorians by Jacqueline Banerjee (Modern History, Book Review)
  • The foster parent trap: A callow young man is forced to grow up’ by Jude Cook (Fiction, Book Review)
  • and LOTS more!

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 the 14th June 2024 here.  So there's a huge amount to immerse yourself in and discover and think about!

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In May 2024, some highlights from the TLS were:

  • Democracy à la Modi: Autocracy, with Indian characteristics
  • An unsettling vision: Franz Kafka reconsidered, 100 years after his death
  • The Red Flag at half mast: How the electoral system and Tory governments shape the Labour party
  • The odd throuple: How sex and relationships are evolving in the digital age
  • Life instinct: Salman Rushdie’s brave, horrifying memoir
  • Where is Central Europe now?: A continent’s shifting mental geography
  • Triumphs and disasters: Writers at the Hay Festival discuss their greatest sporting memories or achievements
 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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Just choose your subscription here and then create a username on the following page.  After that, you can purchase the TLS subscription on behalf of someone else by simply ticking the relevant boxes!  Go to the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) here!