Gibraltar 'an emblem of waste and loneliness'

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 19:00
Few writers have visited Gibraltar, and those who have disliked it. So why would you set a novel there? Continue reading...






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Robert Macfarlane on The Old Ways Guardian book club

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 18:30
The problem for any walker-writer is how to spring surprise along the way, how not to give your reader blisters Continue reading...






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Helen Macdonald: 'I ran to the hawk because I was broken and grieving'

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 18:00
The writer and naturalist talks to Patrick Barkham about grief, hunting, and breaking into the earnest, masculine world of nature writing Continue reading...






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Marvel to bring fan favourite Squirrel Girl to the screen

Telegraph - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 17:36
Move over, Guardians of the Galaxy - Marvel have trademarked the beloved character 'Squirrel Girl' for future appearances on the big and small screen






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War and Peace: many stories, many lives

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 17:00
War and Peace began as a domestic chronicle, but widened and deepened into an ambitious attempt to write the history of Russia during the Napoleonic campaign. James Wood revisits Tolstoy's masterpiece Continue reading...






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My hero: WNP Barbellion by William Atkins

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:59
Sickly from a young age, Barbellion was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 26. His Journal of a Disappointed Man records his spirited, furious fight with the disease Continue reading...






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The Book of Gaza: A City in Short Fiction review

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:30
These stories provide fascinating snapshots of a culture at a time of crisis and a welcome reminder of the universality of human relations Continue reading...






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Terror by Toby Martinez de las Rivas review a symphony of psalms

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:30
This collection of meditations on fear reveals Martinez de las Rivas's visionary disposition Continue reading...






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Vulgar Things by Lee Rourke review inspiration in a Canvey Island caravan

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 16:00
Rourke's second novel is a claustrophobic work ripe with alcohol and despair about an ineffectual dreamer in a world of thugs Continue reading...






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James Joyce letter complains of hounding by press

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 15:41
Writing to his son, author complains of journalists laying siege after his marriage to Nora Barnacle in July 1931 Continue reading...






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Powell's Reopens Remodeled Rooms

Publishers Lunch - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 15:02
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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo review

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 15:00
'Ruined, at the brink of death, defeated, abandoned but hope? It's the one thing they have. Hope, even though it might be as fickle as water, it will always finds a way to seep in' Continue reading...






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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Americanah books podcast

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 14:21
The Nigerian author came to the Guardian book club to talk about race, politics and hair in her latest novel, Americanah Continue reading...






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David Cameron backs prisoners' reading restrictions

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 13:25
The prime minister has refused request to meet campaigners against ban on inmates receiving books from outside Continue reading...






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Business Adventures why Bill Gates's favourite book is back at the top of the bestseller lists

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 13:15
It is 43 years old and was out of print for ages, but the Microsoft mogul's approval has caused a brand new surge in sales Continue reading...






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Hachette ebook sales fall in wake of dispute with Amazon over pricing

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 13:04
Hachette finance chief plays down effect of Amazon tactics as parent Lagardère reports 1% overall dip in sales Continue reading...






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A book for the beach: In the Woods by Tana French

Guardian Books - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 12:45
A shocking tragedy in an otherwise idyllic childhood summer comes back to haunt its sole survivor in adulthood all the ingredients for a tense thriller that's perfect holiday reading Continue reading...






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