Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? review Dave Eggers's accomplished hostage drama

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 13:00
A doubting Thomas kidnaps and interrogates significant people in his life in Dave Eggers's ambitious, dialogue-only novel Continue reading...






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Maidan, Portraits from the Black Square review moving images of the Kiev protesters

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 12:30
Anastasia Taylor-Lind eschews reportage for quietly effective portraiture on the front line of the anti-government protests Continue reading...






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Tape by Steven Camden - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 12:00
'Their stories start to entwine through a cassette player which carries the story brilliantly to the end' Continue reading...






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Got a novella in the bottom drawer? It could be a Kindle single

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 11:00
The elasticity of digital publishing can give new life to the shorter form, as DJ Taylor discovered Continue reading...






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Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester review the wild man of the Restoration

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 10:00
The Earl of Rochester's highly candid poetry was mirrored by his anarchic life Continue reading...






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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Story of Huguette Clark and the Loss of one of the World's Greatest Fortunes by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr, review

Telegraph - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 09:00
Cressida Connolly enjoys a glimpse into the eccentric life of Huguette Clark, one of America's richest women






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Babette Cole: How I made James Rabbit and the Giggleberries in pictures

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 09:00
The author of Dr Dog and Mummy Laid An Egg gives us a fascinating insight into how she created her latest comedy masterpiece The Wildest West Country Tale of James Rabbit and the Giggleberries.

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Babette Cole fans of all ages are invited to the Giggleberry party and exhibtion at the Illustration Cupboard in London on 23 July from 2pm Continue reading...






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More Than This by Patrick Ness - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 09:00
'The reader never really knows the resolution to Seth's story, but at the same time that is completely the whole point, leaving you with the feeling that there was more than this' Continue reading...






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On Silbury Hill review Adam Thorpe's odd paean to a Wiltshire chalk mound

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 08:30
The perennially underrated novelist is hard to follow in this earnest fusion of nature, archaeology and memoir Continue reading...






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Invisible: the Dangerous Allure of the Unseen by Philip Ball, review: 'a harvest of fascinating facts'

Telegraph - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 08:00
From X-rays to mobile phones, the modern world is pulsing with unseen forces, says Robert Douglas-Fairhurst






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Radical Cities Latin America's revolutionary housing solutions

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 08:00
Justin McGuirk's fascinating study shows that Latin American cities have much to teach the world's architects Continue reading...






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Hillary Clinton, interview: 'Forgiveness is hard'

Telegraph - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 08:00
Is the former Secretary of State ready to be the next president?
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Hillary Clinton: 'Forgiveness is hard'

Telegraph - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 08:00
The former Secretary of State has trespassed and been trespassed upon. Is she ready to be the next president?






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Maureen Lipman: The actress who doesn't need television to make her voice heard

Telegraph - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 07:50
Her recent comments on late-life marriage reflect a life-long flair for plain speaking, says William Langley






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People diary: Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb's close shave with 'gay cure' group

Telegraph - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 07:09
Stephen Crabb, the new Welsh Secretary - and the first Tory Cabinet minister in more than a century to sport a beard - is hiding more than just his chin






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Barracuda review Christos Tsiolkas's unsettling portrait of failure

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 06:00
A swimming prodigy fails to realise his potential in this deeply involving follow-up to the The Slap Continue reading...






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Dame Jacqueline Wilson: 'I would hate to be a teenager today'

Telegraph - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 17:12
The author Jacqueline Wilson is as passionate as ever about the lives of children






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Jacqueline Wilson: 'I would hate to be a teenager today'

Telegraph - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 17:12
Children's author Jacqueline Wilson is as passionate as ever, finds Julia Llewellyn Smith






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Murderers receive more support than bereaved families, says Lynda La Plante

Telegraph - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 16:00
Lynda La Plante, the bestselling crime writer, says convicted murderers such as Myra Hindley receive better care than the families of people they have killed






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Slated by Teri Terry review

Guardian Books - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 15:00
'Kyla has to learn life all over again, like a baby' Continue reading...






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