Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
Andrew Crofts has written 80 titles and sold some 10 million copies in a 40-year career, mostly under names far more famous than his own until now Continue reading...






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The Opposite of Loneliness review Marina Keegan's life cut short

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
Keegan's posthumous collection of essays and stories shows a prodigious talent already in full bloom Continue reading...






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The Night Guest review an unsettling presence looms in Fiona McFarlane's accomplished debut

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
The tiger, imagined or real, prowling the pages of this atmospheric novel throws into relief human fierceness and frailty Continue reading...






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Summer House With Swimming Pool review Herman Koch's scalpel-like prose is a tonic for thriller fans

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
A film star on holiday with his doctor is pronounced dead but was it medical error or murder? Continue reading...






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How Downton's Lady Sibyl met Doctor Who

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 15:34
From Downton/Doctor Who mash-ups to 'bigfoot erotica': why is 'fanfic' so popular?






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Wounded Tiger: a History of Cricket in Pakistan by Peter Oborne, review:

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 15:00
Kevin Telfer praises a colourful account of Pakistani cricket that reclaims this mercurial team from its pariah status






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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 15:00
'Fangirl is a mustread for any teenage girl going through any kind of change, as it explores many themes, from the fear of making new friends, to the change of relationships with people, as you move on in life.' Continue reading...






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Malcolm Gladwell: No one thinks of me as a potential terrorist any more

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 14:00
The writer, 50, on board games, being pulled over at immigration and why he prefers a selfie Continue reading...






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Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton review

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 12:00
'In all honesty, I had high hopes for this book. Warburton decided to pick a rather clichéd plot, however I thought she may have been able to pull it off by adding her very own twist to the story I was mistaken.' Continue reading...






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The Saturday Poem: Jack Woolley's Dream

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 11:00
by Tony Williams Continue reading...






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Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review poetic and full of wit

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 10:30
These gracefully crafted road stories expose the simmering tensions in postwar Sri Lanka Continue reading...






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1914: Carol Ann Duffy and Lavinia Greenlaw's books on the outbreak of the First World War

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 09:00
Poets and artists can help us to understand the truth about war, says Joanna Bourke






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Mansfield Park shows the dark side of Jane Austen

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 09:00
Ignore its uptight reputation - Mansfield Park seethes with sexual tension






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Thirst by Kerry Hudson review working-class heroes

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 09:00
This story of romance and trafficking in Hackney and Russia is hard-hitting but never miserable Continue reading...






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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan review

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 09:00
'This book follows several different teenage boys in unrelated stories. What they have in common is they are all gay, but their experiences are very different to each other' Continue reading...






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How to create Matisse inspired cut-outs

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 09:00
Laurence Anholt's introduces you to the artist Henri Matisse and teaches you how to make your own version of his cool colour creations.

All you need is thick paper, paints, scissors, brushes and glue and you can make like Matisse! Continue reading...






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The dream of invisibility

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 08:30
Writers from HG Wells to JK Rowling have explored the magic and morals of vanishing one of our most powerful fantasies Continue reading...






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H for Hawk: Helen Macdonald's intense relationship with her goshawk Mabel

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 08:00
In an extract from her new book H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald explains how she came to tame and train a goshawk






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Untold stories of the war

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 08:00
Jeremy Paxman, Michael Morpurgo, Pat Barker and other writers tell some of the surprising and heart-rending stories still emerging from the conflict Continue reading...






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First World War centenary: The women who went to war

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 07:30
The centenary commemoration of the Great War should not forget the sacrifice and struggle of wives and loved ones left behind, says Kate Adie






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