Poem of the week: Caracal by Pascale Petit

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:30

A desert lynx in a zoo prompts an elegiac reflection on death and natures carnivorous cycle

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul trailer exclusive!

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:25

Desperate to find out what happens in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul? This trailer from Jeff Kinney gives a few clues on what happens when Greg Heffley and his family set out on an epic road trip!

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The Last Saturday, by Chris Ware

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:21

A brand new graphic novella by the award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware, tracing the lives of six individuals from Sandy Port, Michigan, published in weekly episodes.

This page always shows the latest instalment and a new part appears every Friday. Use the arrows beneath the strip to read previous episodes.

Viewing on mobile? Scroll down to the thumbnail image and use the red, touch-controlled viewfinder to navigate around the full strip

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Fields of Blood review an absorbing study of religion and violence

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 11:00
Karen Armstrong traces the links between religion and violence from ancient Egypt to modern jihad Continue reading...






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Quiz: Match the celebrity author with the book they wrote

Telegraph - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:35
Do you know which celebrities wrote children's books? Take our quiz to find out






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The world's most intriguing lists

Telegraph - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:30
From Einstein's instructions to his wife to Galileo's shopping notes, Shaun Usher introduces the world's most intriguing lists
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'Not smoke, kiss June': Johnny Cash's to do list

Telegraph - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:30
From Einstein's instructions to his wife to Galileo's shopping notes, Shaun Usher introduces the world's most intriguing lists






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Emma Thompson? It's Peter Rabbit here...

Telegraph - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 10:00
A very unusual letter led the actress to write a lovely new tale of Peter Rabbit. She talks to Sameer Rahim.
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RJ Palacio on the power of kindness - children's books podcast

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:01
RJ Palacio reads from Wonder, and talks to Michelle Pauli about writing about a boy that has to face a world every day that can't face him back Continue reading...






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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:00
'rather than see his beauty fade over the years, trades his soul for eternal youth. While it's more effective than any anti-aging cosmetic, it holds a dangerous path' Continue reading...






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Corpse Talk by Adam Murphy, review: 'packed with bad jokes'

Telegraph - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:00
Comic-strip versions of biography for children are funny and informative, says Lorna Bradbury






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David Mitchell or Martin Amis: who is the bitter writer?

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 07:00

One of the narrators in David Mitchells The Bone Clocks is a dead ringer for Martin Amis. Should we believe the author when he insists that the character is just an unflattering self-portrait?

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The 100 best novels: No 54 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (1929)

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 05:45
Dashiell Hammetts crime thriller and its hard-boiled hero Sam Spade influenced everyone from Chandler to Le Carré Continue reading...






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Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and author, dies aged 91

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 00:33

Writer considered at the top of the Welsh tree, after winning the Wales Book of the Year 2008 award for The Presence

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Dannie Abse obituary

Guardian Books - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 00:20
Welsh poet and chest consultant who observed both the ordinary and the horrific in modern life Continue reading...






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Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-98 by Michael Palin digested read

Guardian Books - Sun, 28/09/2014 - 16:00
John Crace reduces the memoirs of the former Python and would-be Phileas Fogg to an extremely nice 600 words Continue reading...






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The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 28/09/2014 - 15:00
'We liked climbing into a pig's mind because we haven't done that before' Continue reading...






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Kei Miller: My productivity is linked to what could be called a disability

Guardian Books - Sun, 28/09/2014 - 14:09

The Forward prize nominee on his ADHD, dual identity and latest poetry collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion

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Victoria: A Life review the monarch brought to vivid life

Guardian Books - Sun, 28/09/2014 - 14:00
AN Wilson makes engaging use of diaries and letters to conjure the energy and emotions of the grieving Queen Victoria Continue reading...






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