House of Ashes by Monique Roffey review the story of an insurrection

Guardian Books - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 07:59
A coup d'etat takes place and a bookish man is guilt-tripped into making a lifealtering misjudgment Continue reading...






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A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Guardian Books - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 07:05
The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft of Roald Dahl's most famous novel. With new illustrations by Quentin Blake Continue reading...






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Lauren Child's 14 favourite children's books

Telegraph - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 07:00
The creator of Charlie and Lola picks her top children's books






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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, review: 'eerie, virtuoso writing'

Telegraph - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 07:00
Sarah Waters's sensational novel The Paying Guests won't disappoint her legion fans, says Lucy Daniel






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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 50

Guardian Books - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 07:00
A bestseller since its first publication, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been adored by generations. Lucy Mangan on the dramatic story behind Roald Dahl's most magical novel. Specially illustrated by Quentin Blake
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Marvel at 75 and Grant Morrisons The Multiversity: the month in comics

Guardian Books - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 05:59

Graeme Virtue on the latest venture from the Scottish genius, involving a black Superman and the return of Captain Carrot!

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Lost chapter reveals Willy Wonka's room of fudge

Telegraph - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 23:50
Lost Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter reveals new characters and rooms which were too wild to make the final cut






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Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 22:25
Chapter with more characters and Quentin Blake illustration deemed 'too wild' for British children appears for first time Continue reading...






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Iliad to be stitched as tale of colourful characters

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 19:46
PhD stduent Silvie Kilgallon sets herself epic task of transposing Greek poet's writings to cloth via individual fabric letters Continue reading...






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Heartbreak Café: No Experience Required by Janet Quin Harkin - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 18:00
'I loved No Experience Required. It was absolutely realistically brilliant!' Continue reading...






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My hero: Robert Burns by Alex Salmond

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 17:45
Scotland's first minister pays tribute to the national bard Continue reading...






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The Food History Reader review a rich celebration of our love of food through the ages

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 17:30
From Aztec etiquette to Victorian cookery books, food historian Ken Albala presents a truly global collection of recipes and writing Continue reading...






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Natural Desire in Healthy Women by Gary Dexter review sex jokes and social satire

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 17:30
This engaging, gag-packed short novel gives Marie Stopes a new name and some new comical tics, then follows her fearless mission to bring birth control to the masses Continue reading...






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Books review roundup: J, The Paying Guests and The Zone of Interest

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 17:00
What the critics thought of J by Howard Jacobson, The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters and The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis Continue reading...






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How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position by Tabish Khair review

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:58
Title aside, this is a quiet, oblique novel whose quirky humour challenges our assumptions about Muslims Continue reading...






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Ted Hughes's poetry: wild at heart

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:45
Alice Oswald on compiling a bestiary of Ted Hughes's animal poems Continue reading...






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Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet by Harry Eyres review

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:30
Drawn to Horace by a mutual love of wine and poetry, Eyres celebrates the importance of poetry in an age that, like Horace's own, values money above all else Continue reading...






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Bruce Springsteen is Boss of rock but can he rule picture books?

Guardian Books - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:13
He may be king of the stadium anthem, but commanding an audience of toddlers is actually a tougher challenge Continue reading...






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Could Mr Darcy afford a stately home today?

Telegraph - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 15:51
We calculate the modern-day fortunes of Jane Austen's fictional heroes






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Susan Greenfield: 'I'm not scaremongering'

Telegraph - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 15:30
Susan Greenfield: 'I'm not scaremongering'






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