Why Garsington Manor was Britain's most scandalous wartime retreat

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 19:00
After Ottoline and Philip Morrell moved to the Oxfordshire manor house in 1915, it became a sensational refuge for conscientious objectors Continue reading...






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Enid Blyton's Famous Five to get big screen adventure

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 17:15
UK film production company Working Title acquires theatrical rights to whole library of Famous Five series Continue reading...






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New Grub Street a classic novel about writing, money and morality

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:25
It's harder than ever to make a living from writing, so it's an excellent time to revisit George Gissing's exceptional novel of impecunious hacks Continue reading...






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Hurricane Fever by Tobias Buckell review

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:15
A fine, no-frills ecological technothriller involving apparent industrial espionage, a James Bond-style chase scene and a Rastafarian former spy Continue reading...






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Malcolm Orange Disappears by Jan Carson review

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:00
A touching novel about a mother and son that is peppered with ideas, quirky turns of phrase and funny names Continue reading...






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The first Asian American superhero

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 15:20
The Green Turtle, in his original incarnation, concealed his ethnic identity. A new version is aimed at more enlightened readers Continue reading...






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Hexed by Michelle Krys - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 15:00
'The general style and feel of the book gave me the impression that it was being written to appeal to a much younger audience, despite the more mature themes' Continue reading...






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Margaret MacMillan: 'Just don't ask me who started the first world war'

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 14:28
The bestselling historian talks to Stephen Moss about Britishness, Blackadder and the centenary of the conflict Continue reading...






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FIfty Shades of Grey trailer causes outrage in America

Telegraph - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 13:08
The trailer for the film, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, was shown on US breakfast TV






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Action Comics No 1, the first to feature Superman, to be auctioned on eBay

Telegraph - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:34
A rare copy of Action Comics Number 1, the first appearance of Superman and Lois Lane, will be sold on eBay






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Summer reading and the Man Booker longlist podcast

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:30
As US writers are admitted to the UK's premier books prize, we take a closer look at this year's competition, share summer reading tips, and investigate Laura Lippman's new mystery

Full coverage of this year's Man Booker prize Continue reading...






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More Than This by Patrick Ness - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:00
'I enjoyed this book because it was UNBELIEVABLY gripping' Continue reading...






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#FutureChat: Can subscriptions pay off for all kinds of books?

FutureBook - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:49

Join us each Friday when our #FutureChat with The Bookseller's FutureBook community focuses on a topic in publishing and the digital dynamic. We'll be live on Twitter at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT.

 

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A book for the beach: Beastly Things by Donna Leon

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:16
The 21st Commissario Brunetti mystery finds the series' characters and setting as vital as ever. An excellent holiday companion Continue reading...






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Reader reviews roundup

Guardian Books - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:01
We know you'll all be mourning the end of school this week (!), so here are some of the best books around that our site members are recommending for the holidays! Continue reading...






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