Why death is so important in YA fiction

Guardian Books - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:00
Should adults be concerned about how much death appears in teen books? Not at all, argues YA author Rupert Wallis, in fact, they could learn a lot about life and death by reading them too Continue reading...






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Poem of the week: And if I did, What Then? by George Gascoigne

Guardian Books - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:57
Wryly addressing a failure of romantic fidelity, with a very modern suspicion of work that 'smells of the inkhorn', this 16th-century lyric still fizzes Continue reading...






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Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 09:00
'This book tackles the delicate topic of being intersex and gives a lot of insight into the problems associated with it, while still being a very enjoyable fiction read' Continue reading...






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Watch the trailer for Animalium

Guardian Books - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:30
Exclusive: Watch this glorious, illustrated trailer for the beautiful new book Animalium, a picture guide to more than 160 museum exhibits of animals and nature. Continue reading...






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The Devil's Alliance: Hitler's Pact With Stalin 1939-1941 by Roger Moorhouse, review: 'meticulous and readable'

Telegraph - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 07:00
Nigel Jones asks whether the alliance between Nazism and Stalinism was inevitable






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The 100 best novels: No 48 A Passage to India by EM Forster (1924)

Guardian Books - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 05:45
EM Forster's most successful work is eerily prescient on the subject of empire Continue reading...






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Ann Leckie's debut novel wins Hugo science fiction award

Guardian Books - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 00:10
American author among prizewinners at London ceremony during 72nd World Science Fiction convention Continue reading...






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Send for Sherlock

Telegraph - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 21:56
Telegraph View: The first ever Sherlock Holmes film has gone missing? Sounds like a case for - hang on






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Ali Smith, Phill Jupitus and Roger Scruton: Edinburgh international book festival round-up

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 20:57

From poetry to provocation, on film and in person, catch up with the highlights of a packed and wide-ranging weekend

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Through the Woods review Brothers Grimm by way of Patricia Highsmith

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 18:07
Canadian comic artist Emily Carroll compels with her lavishly illustrated gothic tales Continue reading...






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Adultery by Paulo Coelho digested read

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 18:00
'Sometimes, we need to hurt ourselves to heal ourselves ' The message of the Brazilian guru's novel of sexual discovery is distilled in 700 words Continue reading...






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Jamie Oliver's profits fall by a third due to slower book sales

Telegraph - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 17:54
Jamie Oliver's main business sees its pre-tax profits fall more than 30 per cent due to a fall in income from book sales and its television production company






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A Story Lately Told review Anjelica Huston dissects her glamorous life with a dispassionate eye

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 17:05
She has had a privileged life, but Anjelica Huston leaves the reader under no illusions in this accomplished memoir Continue reading...






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Phill Jupitus, Hannah Silva, Hollie McNish and the poetry of protest

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:48

Thirty years after making his debut as Porky the Poet, Jupitus is still protesting. So whats new in political poetry?

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J review Howard Jacobson's disturbing dystopian vision

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:05
The comic novelist gets serious with a vision of a post-pogrom UK Continue reading...






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Munich Airport review Greg Baxter's elegant second novel

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 15:35
An American expat tries to make sense of his sister's death in a bare but skilfully told tale Continue reading...






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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe review Romain Puértolas deserves the plaudits

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 15:05
This French bestseller lives up to its whimsical title without descending into quirkiness Continue reading...






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El Deafo by Cece Bell - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 15:00
'El Deafo is your little pocket of bravery, and struggle for happiness and normalcy, disguised in rich cartoons and heartwarming conclusions' Continue reading...






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Cecil Beaton's brutally honest opinions of the stars he photographed revealed

Telegraph - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 14:59
Cecil Beaton's private diary entries are revealed in a new book






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John the Pupil review David Flusfeder's enjoyable medieval road trip

Guardian Books - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 14:35
Far from the simple travelogue it seems, David Flusfeder's novel effortlessly evokes the muck, grime and violence of medieval life Continue reading...






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