Lionel Shrivers tale of Kenyan calamity wins BBC national short story award

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 19:45

Kilifi Creek, which tells of a gap-year travellers near-death experience, beats stories by Zadie Smith and Rose Tremain

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Kylie Minogue in pictures

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:54
Charting the rise and rise of the Princess of Pop






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Quiz: Which Girls character are you?

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:46
As Lena Dunham's book is published, which Girls character do you most identify with?






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Following in the footsteps of Skulduggery Pleasant

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:05

To celebrate the last book in the Skulduggery series, Derek Landy held an immersive theatre event, Theatre of Shadows, live on the streets of Dublin site member Abigail E went along to check it out!

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Not That Kind of Girl review Lena Dunham exposes all, again

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:56
Dunham was paid millions to write this memoir, and her writing talent shines clearly through, but there are limitations to 'clit lit' and remorseless self-exposure

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Oscar Wilde photograph from family album to go to auction

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:42

Unpublished photo of a young Wilde is part of Guinness family album expected to fetch up to 8,000 at auction in October

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Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson - review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:00
'Its vocabulary is very rich and full of descriptive language which helps build an image of the towns and villages of old China' Continue reading...






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Quiz: Can you identify the film adaptation from the book's cover?

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 14:11
David Fincher's take on Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is out in UK cinemas this weekend. Can you match these book covers to their film adaptations?

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A brief survey of the short story: Barry Hannah

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:59
A writer who captured the violence, bigotry and wild humour of the American deep south in line after unpredictable line

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett - review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:00
'9/10 stars. Kathryn Stockett, it was amazing!' Continue reading...






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The Alphabet Library: V is for The Vodi by John Braine

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:00
In association with AbeBooks.co.uk, Tim Martin begins a new series on the A to Z of forgotten books. This week, he recalls The Vodi, John Braine's story of a young Yorkshireman elbowing his way into the middle classes.






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The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:00
'I was enthralled at every page by how in-depth the story is' Continue reading...






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Setting the record straight music memoirs

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:30

From Morrissey to Marr, Hook to Sumner, musicians are falling over themselves to give us their side of the story but are any of them worth reading?

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How Mike Tyson was discovered at the age of 12

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:13
Jonathan Rendall reconstructs the day when a group of boxing trainers earmarked a pre-teenage Mike Tyson as the future heavyweight champion of the world






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Knickers? Snogging? Can we really transport humour across the pond?

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:04

Louise Rennisons teen novel Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging was turned into a smash hit film that made everyone in the whole world cry with laughter. Apart from Americans. But why? Louise probes the problems here

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Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 07:30
Tracy Borman's study of the mysterious deaths at Belvoir Castle in 1613 casts light on the exploitation of credulity for political purposes Continue reading...






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Mexican smashes Harry Potter collection world record

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 05:03

Menahem Asher Silva Vargass 3,097-piece haul of Rowling-themed goods wins him place in Guinness book

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