Which children's books define the Scottish identity?

Guardian Books - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 08:00
What do you read when you feel both Scottish and British? In the lead up to the independence referendum in September, site member Firebird journeys back through children's books to see what it means to be Scottish Continue reading...






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Poetry of the First World War: an Anthology edited by Tim Kendall review

Guardian Books - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 07:30
The inclusion of less familiar poets and songs from the trenches and music halls makes this such a valuable collection Continue reading...






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Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin, review: 'an adventure'

Telegraph - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 07:00
The adventures of Werner Herzog are stranger than fiction, finds Tim Robey






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Talking to the voices in our heads

Guardian Books - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 07:00

A promising approach to treating people who hear voices, also known as auditory hallucinations, is to get the patient or therapist to interact with the speaker

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#FutureChat recap: Multi-track issues

FutureBook - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 20:58

Friday (22nd August) after our good #FutureChat exchange about the recent protests of Amazon's negotiating tactics, one of our FutureBook community members noticed that the #UK's "Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store" ranking seemed to be top-heavy with a group of Amazon Publishing titles.

In fact, these titles doing so well on the list were all books published by Amazon Publishing imprints. And they were the same titles, in fact, that the mobile-service company EE was offering in a free-Kindle-ebook promotion.

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Superman's debut, Action Comics No 1, sells for $3m

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 16:48
1938 edition regarded as the holy grail of comic books and started superhero industry fetches record price on eBay Continue reading...






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JK Rowling and Malala Yousafzai meet at the Edinburgh international book festival

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 16:29
Newsflash: the Harry Potter author introduced the teenage education activist at her sold-out talk at the Edinburgh festival Continue reading...






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AP Previews Fall Books

Publishers Lunch - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 16:10
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How do writers find their voices?

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 16:00
Survey of Edinburgh books festival authors reveals that 'hearing a character' means different things over course of a writing career

 Hearing voices? What's your experience when reading? Continue reading...






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The Maze Runner by James Dashner - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 15:00
'The story is very action-packed and reading the book feels very much like watching a movie' Continue reading...






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Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir reveals truth behind Little House on the Prairie

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 14:15
Rejected by publishers when it was written in the 30s, author's autobiography unveils experiences that informed her children's books Continue reading...






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Poem of the week: A Work of Fiction by Louise Glück

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 13:34
Glück's prose-poem combines meditation with anecdote as she remembers the moment of loss after finishing a novel Continue reading...






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Night: Elie Wiesel's memoir and how it preserved the Jewish identity

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 13:23
Elie Wiesel was just 15-years-old when he was sent to Auschwitz, facing a daily struggle to preserve his identity in inhumane conditions as "prisoner A-7713". For our Amnesty teen takeover week on identity, Julia Routledge looks at his memoir, Night

Anne Frank's diary: teen identity amid wartime memories Continue reading...






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Ned Beauman and Javier Cercas Edinburgh books podcast

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 13:19
We cross over to the dark side with novels from Javier Cercas and Ned Beauman Continue reading...






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Happiness by Design, review: 'occasionally jargon-heavy'

Telegraph - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 13:00
Rowan Pelling enjoys a new approach to the old problem of happiness






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Anne Frank's diary: the honest teen voice preserving Jewish wartime life

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 12:55
As part of our Amnesty teen takeover week, site member TheOxygenJunkie shares why Anne Frank's wartime diary remains a crucial document for the Jewish identity as well as an honest depiction of the average teenager

Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir, Night: the true identity of prisoner A-7713 Continue reading...






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Not the Booker prize shortlist: a long look at The Last Tiger by Tony Black

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 12:33
Our survey of the finalists continues with the story of a young immigrant to Australia who encounters the predatory creatures that were once the country's largest and most efficient killers

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O' Neill - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 12:00
'I enjoyed this book as it isn't predictable and has a good plot' Continue reading...






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The Birth of Korean Cool review the making of a cultural superpower

Guardian Books - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 11:00
Euny Hong's account of how South Korea went from backwater to trendsetter is a myth-busting treat Continue reading...






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