Gin, Glorious Gin: How Mother's Ruin Became the Spirit of London by Olivia Williams, review: 'pacy, gleeful, fascinating'

Telegraph - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 13:00
The history of gin is also a social history of Britain - from 18th-century seediness to trendy martini bars, finds Sinclair McKay






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Who is this hyper-sexualised Spider-Woman for?

Telegraph - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:44
Marvel's Spider-Woman, pointing her posterior in the air, is ridiculous






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Will Self: 'I had planned to write Jaws without the shark'

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:30
Will Self explains how the cinematic technique and characters of Steven Spielberg's 1970s classic led him to contemplate a novel about post-traumatic stress disorder and nuclear fission Continue reading...






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The best books of 2014

Telegraph - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:00
The must-read novels, memoirs and history books released in 2014 so far






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The best history and war books of 2014

Telegraph - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:00
The must-read history books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly






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Best novels and fiction books of 2014

Telegraph - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:00
The must-read novels and short story collections released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly






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Shiverton Hall: The Creeper by Emerald Fennell - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 12:00
'A scary, unpredictable adventure!' Continue reading...






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Spider-Woman artwork furore gives Marvel pause over portrayal of women

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:39
Spider-Woman cover 'less exploitative than other pieces we've run in previous months and years', says Marvel executive Continue reading...






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Jeremiah Healy obituary

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 11:06
Award-winning crime writer and creator of the private eye John Francis Cuddy Continue reading...






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Top 10 ways you can stand up for human rights with Amnesty

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:30
Feeling motivated to learn more about the world or campaign for human rights after reading our Amnesty International teen takeover articles so far? Here are 10 ways you can help Amnesty...

Our Amnesty International teen takeover what's happening? Continue reading...






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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth review

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00
A loving, loyal friend or a misogynist monster which was the real Larkin? Continue reading...






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Reader reviews roundup

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:30
Crime thrillers and supernatural adventures sit alongside books told in verse and intersex protagonists in this week's reader's reviews roundup! Check out what your fellow bookshelf lurkers are into right now Continue reading...






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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:00
'This is a book with the deep heartfelt feelings of a girl who is made to leave her home so that she can live.' Continue reading...






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The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond review Tyneside in the 60s

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:00
The hero of Almond's second book for adults is torn between artistic impulses and a stifling working-class upbringing Continue reading...






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Feeling short on banter? Here are the 5 books you need to read to improve your holiday chat

Telegraph - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:00
A holiday (even a long weekend) is the perfect time to catch-up on some reading and improve the calibre of your conversation. Radhika Sanghani suggests five books you should read to stimulate your brain when it's in 'relax mode'






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The Zone of Interest review Martin Amis returns with Holocaust comedy

Guardian Books - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 07:30
Amis interweaves a Nazi middle-management farce with the agonising story of a camp inmate in a searching, striking novel Continue reading...
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