Foreign crazes adopted by British kids

Telegraph - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 16:43
From Pokémon to Babar the Elephant, it's not just US imports that have an impact on British culture






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Stephen King has named his most hated expressions. What are yours?

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 15:37
Many believe and some people say are among the phrases that make his skin crawl, he has revealed. Please share yours Continue reading...






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The Maze Runner by James Dashner - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 15:00
'This book + sleep deprivation = TOTAL BRAIN SHOCK. After finishing this book my mind was utterly blown' Continue reading...






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#FutureChat recap: Publishing innovation

FutureBook - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:39

Pushback and pull forward...If there had been any doubt about the scepticism encountered around digital cookbooks, you could find some verification in The FutureBook.net community's #FutureChat on publishing innovation.

Alta Editions' Chris McBride, in our walkup to the #FutureChat, had spoken of how the cookbook sector has seemed to lag some other parts of the books industry in digital development.

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Not the Booker prize shortlist: A long look at The Visitors by Simon Sylvester

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:50

A haunting story of a remote community in the Shetlands is told as a thriller, but it would be better without the thrills

Read Sam Jordisons reviews of other shortlisted books

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Kobo Pairs with Holland's Bol.com

Publishers Lunch - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:11
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The Eye of the Storm: the View from the Centre of a Political Scandal by Rob Wilson, review: 'black comedy'

Telegraph - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 13:00
Tim Bouverie enjoys MP Rob Wilson's darkly comic catalogue of recent political scandals






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Three-hundred year-old poem in support of British union goes on sale

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:21

Copy of Elkanah Settles Carmen irenicum surfaces just as Scotland readies itself for independence vote

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Another Man's War by Barnaby Phillips, review, 'profoundly moving'

Telegraph - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:00
A heroic tale of survival from the Second World War






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Rendezvous in Russia by Lauren St John - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 12:00
'When things start going wrong, rumours spread that the film set is cursed' Continue reading...






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Yo-Kai Watch: is this the new Pokémon?

Telegraph - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 11:05
Yo-Kai Watch is set to take the world by storm






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Poem of the week: The Sea and the Skylark by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:49
These ringing lines register the complex music of nature heard from the Welsh coast, set against the sordid human world Continue reading...






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I have a dyslexic child what are the best books to get her reading?

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:40

The Book Doctor has gripping book recommendations for a dyslexic girl who loved reading Lauren Childs Ruby Redfort series over the summer what can she read now?

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Why Queen Victoria was the Diana of her day

Telegraph - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:00
An expansive biography of Britain's greatest monarch reveals a passionate and humorous woman beneath the stiff exterior






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The Sense of Style review Steven Pinkers comedy of linguistic bad manners

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:00

The psycholinguists guide to modern usage is at its best when highlighting hilarious gaffes

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Searching For Sky by Jillian Cantor - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:00
'Reading this book made me wonder what it would be like to live on a deserted Island' Continue reading...






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