How to draw a boxtroll

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 09:01
Are you ready to draw a boxtroll? Alan Snow, the man who dreamed them up in his book Here Be Monsters teaches you how to draw one!

You can find out more about Alan Snow in our quickfire interview Continue reading...






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Douglas Coupland: 'I miss my pre-internet brain'

Telegraph - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 09:00
The internet has made it possible to find the answer to almost any question within seconds. But at what cost?






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Boxtrolls author Alan Snow interview: seeing the world of the boxtrolls made solid by other artists is more than odd

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 09:00
Get to know the author of Here Be Monsters the book that inspired the film The Boxtrolls, as Alan Snow takes our quickfire interview.

And now learn how to draw a boxtroll Continue reading...






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Murder Most Unladylike: A Wells & Wong Mystery By Robin Stevens

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 09:00
'This 1930s themed book has all you need from light childish banter to murderous silences' Continue reading...






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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being review a masterful account of why our bodies are the way they are

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 09:00
Alice Roberts combines embryology, genetics, anatomy, evolution and zoology to tell the incredible story of the human body Continue reading...






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Yes, it's official, men are from Mars and women from Venus, and here's the science to prove it

Telegraph - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 08:00
In his fascinating new book the developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert argues that there is actually hard science behind many of our gender stereotypes






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How to Speak Money review John Lanchester on the language of lucre

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 08:00
John Lanchesters study of financial jargon tackles the Laffer Curve and Vix Index with Johnsonian attention and wit Continue reading...






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Wilbur Smith interview for Desert God: 'My life is as good as it's ever been'

Telegraph - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 08:00
Bestselling novelist Wilbur Smith tells Jake Kerridge about sex, success and big game hunting






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Edward Hirsch: Many of us carry the dead around with us. We shouldnt feel ashamed of that

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 07:29

The celebrated American poet had theorised about the nature of the elegy. And then his own son died in a drug-related accident, and he was left searching for words to describe his loss. Tim Adams meets the author of a masterpiece of sorrow

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Sophie Hannah: how I brought back Hercule Poirot

Telegraph - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 07:10
Author Sophie Hannah on filling the shoes of Agatha Christie in her new book






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How WW1 shaped Agatha Christie - and Poirot

Telegraph - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 07:00
After 39 years, Hercule Poirot is back in a new novel. Here Kate Weinberg looks at how the First World War shaped his creator






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Prince Harry at 30: a complex young man who makes the monarchy relevant

Telegraph - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 07:00
Brilliant, dangerous and loving - just some of the Prince's qualities, says his biographer, Penny Junor, in a highly personal portrait






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Fatherland review an absorbing account of a Serbian fanatic

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 00:04
Nina Bunjevac tackles exile and the horrors of nationalism in this vivid and timely memoir Continue reading...






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The Culinary Imagination review a survey of food in western culture that doesn't quite cut the mustard

Guardian Books - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 00:04
Sandra Gilbert explores food's role in sin and sacrament in her slightly indigestible buffet Continue reading...






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Howard Jacobson: All my books are apocalyptic. I have never met an intelligent optimist

Guardian Books - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 23:01
Shortlisted for the Booker with his dystopian novel J, the author explains it was time to leave satire and irony behind Continue reading...






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Night of the Social Media: #PorterMeets Jonathan Maberry

FutureBook - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 21:56

"Your ignorance is stunning!"...That line got one of my Twitter followers muted recently. And she has stayed muted. And she will stay muted. I only regret that I have but one chance to mute her. Despite this follower's flattery -- I'd never speak of my own ignorance in such vaunted terms -- she is one author I will not deal with again.

She's a type of Twitter personality you may know, too.

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Clara's Daughter by Meike Ziervogel review stark and acutely observed realism

Guardian Books - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 17:30
A strange, oppressive power struggle between mother and daughter makes for an uncomfortable and moving read Continue reading...






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Tiger Wars by Steve Backshall - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 15:00
'Saker and Sinter are a pair joined by their identical ambition: to save the most beautiful, majestic animal there is the tiger' Continue reading...






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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 12:00
'Every Katherine he has ever dated has dumped him, or so he believes' Continue reading...






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How Marlon Brando nearly turned down Streetcar

Telegraph - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 09:00
Marlon Brando's star turn in Tennessee Williams's play almost never happened






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