How to draw... a windy day

Guardian Books - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 08:00
Summer is wrapping up and it's starting to get a little blustery outside learn how to draw a windy day with Rob Biddulph, author and illustrator of Blown Away! Continue reading...






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Zadie Smith story: Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 07:00
A new short story by Zadie Smith, shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014






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Alan Titchmarsh: the magic of the Wind in the Willows

Telegraph - Sat, 20/09/2014 - 07:00
For comforting tales of the countryside and its menagerie of colourful characters, I always return to Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'






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My hero: Alison Bechdel by Elizabeth McCracken

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 18:14
The graphic memoirist's art is beautiful, exact yet somehow familiar, writes Elizabeth McCracken Continue reading...






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In the footsteps of Virginia Woolf

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 18:00
Maggie Gee explains how she wrote the novel that brought Virginia Woolf back to life in the 21st century Continue reading...






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Sophie Hannah: 'I love being thought of firmly as a crime writer. I'm snobby about books that aren't </em>crime fiction'

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 17:59
The poet and bestselling crime novelist talks to Alison Flood about taking on Agatha Christie's Poirot Continue reading...






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Book reviews roundup: The Hollow Crown, Stone Mattress and A Buzz in the Meadow

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 17:59
What the critics thought of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones, Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood and A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson Continue reading...






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The Life of a&nbsp;Banana by PP Wong review

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:30
A moving and optimistic debut about orphaned siblings coping with a new strict home and racial bulling Continue reading...






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Political literature with Andrew Marr and Roger Scruton books podcast

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:28
Andrew Marr turns from fact to fiction, while Roger Scruton examines the roots of conservatism Continue reading...






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The Drop by Dennis Lehane review bars, baseball and gangsters

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:00
In his final role, James Gandolfini stars in the film version of this smart, grubby and enjoyable novel set in a Boston bar used for money drops by Chechen gangsters Continue reading...






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Joyce DiDonato: Not just Joyce from Kansas

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:00
Critics have hailed her alongside operatic legends. As Joyce DiDonato prepares for the Barbican's 'Artist Spotlight' series, she talks to Nicholas Wroe Continue reading...






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Hilary Mantel reveals she fantasised about killing Margaret Thatcher

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 15:01
Author tells of day she spotted unguarded prime minister, who she describes as anti-feminist, 'psychological transvestite' Continue reading...






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Little Darlings by Jacqueline Wilson - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 15:00
'What I thought was a great book, is now just another cliched Jacqueline Wilson storyline' Continue reading...






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Bone author Jeff Smith speaks out ahead of US Banned Books Week

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 14:48

You cant take away someones ability to choose what they want to read, says Smith, as forces of free speech mobilise for 2014 event focusing on graphic novels and comics

The 10 most challenged titles of 2013 in pictures

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Ten of the best collective nouns

Guardian Books - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 14:30
From a murder of crows to a misbelief of painters, Chloe Rhodes investigates the intriguing origins of her favourite collective nouns Continue reading...






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