The top 10 restaurants and bars in modern literature

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 17:08
From the Restaurant at the End of the Universe to the cabman's shelter in Ulysses, chef and author Michael Gibney reviews the best eating and drinking in books

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Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich review the funniest book of the year?

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 16:00
There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud comedy in this collection of surreal and satirical short stories Continue reading...






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The Maleficent Seven by Derek Landy - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:00
'Amazing plot, crafty hilarious characters, wickedly funny dialogue - a big bucket-load of Derek Landy brilliance1' Continue reading...






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Ten things you should know about HP Lovecraft

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 14:22

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on this day in 1890. We celebrate his birthday with 10 titbits about the father of weird and wonderful horror

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What are the best books about identity for teenagers?

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 13:30
Authors and teen readers recommend their favourite books dealing with issues around identity, such as racism, gender, sexuality, migration and adolescence, for readers in their formative years Continue reading...






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Irish fiction at Edinburgh with Donal Ryan and Michèle Forbes podcast

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 13:26
Guardian first book award winner Donal Ryan takes us back to County Tipperary, while Michèle Forbes heads to Belfast for a novel of submerged secrets Continue reading...






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Candida Lycett Green obituary

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 13:03
Author, journalist and conservation campaigner who edited two volumes of her father John Betjeman's letters Continue reading...






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This is the Water by Yannick Murphy, review: 'mannered but addictive'

Telegraph - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 13:00
An upmarket thriller by Yannick Murphy triumphs over its stylistic tic, says Jake Kerridge






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JD Salinger's former home up for sale

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:50
The late and famously private author's secluded sanctuary now open for public viewing by interested buyers

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Haruki Murakami: ask him your questions

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:38

The revered Japanese writer will be at the Guardians book club this Saturday at the Edinburgh international book festival post your questions below and well ask him a selection

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The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:00
'A must-read beautifully tragic novel' Continue reading...






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Unexpected sequels: Writers' happy and unhappy returns

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:41
Audrey Niffenegger is writing a followup to The Time Traveler's Wife. What other sequels would you like to see? Continue reading...






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David Walliams reveals the cover of his new book, Awful Auntie!

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:35

Newsflash: Comedian-turned-popular childrens author David Walliams has unveiled the cover of the upcoming Awful Auntie, which is due out on bookshelves next month

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Hard books for hard times: literary experimentation gains popularity

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:04
For some authors, a demanding era for publishing calls for complicated stories not cautious and conservative ones and they're finding readers Continue reading...






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National Service: Conscription in Britain 1945-1963 by Richard Vinen review

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 11:00
Richard Davenport-Hines explores the forgotten history of Britain's peacetime conscription Continue reading...






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The 17 best young adult books of 2014

Telegraph - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:50
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) novels released in 2014 so far






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Amnesty International: why you have the right to an identity

Guardian Books - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:30
To explain the theme for the Amnesty teen takeover of the children's book website this week, Nicky Parker from Amnesty International UK shares why having an identity is an important right to be protected

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