Money and Tough Love by Liaquat Ahamed, review: 'lacks style and drama'

Telegraph - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 07:00
Alex Preston struggles to find the human drama in a dispatch from the International Monetary Fund






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The Carnegie Medal should create a separate award for teenage fiction

Telegraph - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 07:00
Our most venerable children's literary prize should not become dominated by books aimed at teenagers, says Lorna Bradbury






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Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916 by Michael Brock & Eleanor Brock, review: 'delectably, impenitently frank'

Telegraph - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 07:00
Asquith's wife was monstrous but her diaries are gripping, says Miranda Seymour






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The 100 best novels: No 45 - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (1920)

Guardian Books - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 05:45
The story of a blighted New York marriage stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture

Robert McCrum introduces the series Continue reading...






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Holiday reads: What are Cameron, Miliband, Clegg and Farage packing in their suitcases this summer?

Telegraph - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 18:27
Britain's leaders reveal they plan to devour books about politics, lies, betrayal... and the complexities of the European Union
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Half Bad by Sally Green - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 15:00
'Sally Green's gritty approach to witches has received heaps of praise which for the main part is completely deserved' Continue reading...






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A single publisher going it alone won't counter the might of Amazon

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 12:30
Competition between publishing houses here and in the US means they stand little chance of ending Amazon's dominance Continue reading...






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Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney review

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 12:00
'I really enjoyed this book and I liked how the story took you into two worlds: Donna's and the wood elves' Continue reading...






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The Dark Meadow review Andrea Maria Schenkel's murder mystery 'packs a lingering punch'

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 12:00
Schenkel returns with an excellent dark tale set in rural community and based on real events Continue reading...






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Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies review 'a punchy polemic on mental health'

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 11:45
Richard Layard and David M Clark's polemic about mental illness is a revelation but they're a little too sure they have all the answers Continue reading...






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Locked In review one man's punchily written recovery story

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 11:30
Style matches subject matter in Richard Marsh's account of how he conquered locked-in syndrome Continue reading...






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Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan review 'an encyclopaedic, often thrilling portrait'

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 10:30
Peter Oborne's history of Pakistani cricket goes to the heart of the troubled nation's relationship with the sport Continue reading...






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Fiction for older children reviews

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 09:00
Mystical adventure, time travel and the space between waking life and the subconscious nothing is quite what it seems Continue reading...






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The Arsonist by Sue Miller, review: 'moving and mysterious'

Telegraph - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 09:00
Catherine Blyth on Sue Miller's 'The Arsonist', a profoundly satisfying novel about a long, hot American summer






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Peter Sis: Why I made The Pilot and The Little Prince in pictures

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 09:00
Artist Peter Sis shares sketches from his beautiful homage to Antoine de Saint Exupéry: The Pilot and the Little Prince, which tells the moving life story of aviator, pioneer, war hero and author of the much-loved children's book The Little Prince Continue reading...






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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 09:00
'His ambitious saga is convincingly doorstopper-ish and starts off promisingly, but as I find myself racing through it, ticking off clichés one by one, my hopes start to wilt' Continue reading...






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Fiction for teenagers reviews

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 08:30
First love, outcasts, a road trip and a dystopian future feature in this month's psychologically engaging selection Continue reading...






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Picture books for children reviews

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 08:00
A bereaved tortoise, a smelly dog and a book on crafts will keep kids busy through the summer months Continue reading...






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Thomas Berger - obituary

Telegraph - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 07:00
Author of more than 20 novels who revised Wild West mythology with 'Little Big Man'






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The Adventures of Henry Thoreau by Michael Sims, review: 'a glimpse into Thoreau's times'

Telegraph - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 07:00
Henry Thoreau's retreat to Walden Pond continues to influence US culture even today, says Nicholas Blincoe






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