Mystery of Arthur Conan Doyle's missing draft solved at last

Guardian Books - Sun, 28/09/2014 - 00:05
Major exhibition will include original manuscript of Sherlock Holmes story Continue reading...






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James Runcie: 'It's a mistake to think the clergy are humble'

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 19:25
The clerical sleuth in TV series Grantchester was based on the former Archbishop of Canterbury, says his son James Runcie
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David Nicholls: A writer who gets to the heart of who we are

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 16:14
The novelist has an uncanny ability to make us laugh out loud, but also care passionately. His latest novel is no exception, says Jake Kerridge






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The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys by Jenny Nordberg, review: 'a tale of discovery'

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 15:00
Joanna Bourke on how the women of Afghanistan are testing the limits of repression by dressing their daughters as sons






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Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 15:00
'This book has made me doubly sure that I don't want to be able to see into the future' Continue reading...






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100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 13:03
Check out this list of 100 great jokes by Groucho Marx, Robin Williams, Chris Rock and more






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Five Children On The Western From by Kate Saunders - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 12:00
'It features the same children who were in the original story of Five children and It by E. Nesbit, only now they are nine years older and the oldest two brothers are fighting in the war in France' Continue reading...






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Prison Diaries by Denis MacShane review deserves a sympathetic reading

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 09:00
The cry 'it's not fair!' runs throughout this book But the disgraced former minister, jailed for expenses fraud, eventually redeems himself Continue reading...






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How to drawThe Beatles

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 09:00
Mick Manning and Brita Granström teach your how to capture the four cheeky lads from Liverpool John, Paul, George and Ringo who became the greatest rock band in the world. So get your pencils out and start drawing the Fab Four! Continue reading...






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City of Fate by Nicola Pierce - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 09:00
'The story brought to life the terrible conditions in the city during the war and the never-ending fear and insecurity the people must have felt' Continue reading...






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Pathway by Carol Ann Duffy

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 08:56
Britain's poet laureate wrote this poem on the death of her father in 2011 Continue reading...






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Carol Ann Duffy on five years as poet laureate: 'It has been a joy'

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 08:54
Carol Ann Duffy talks to Nicholas Wroe about turning the spotlight on poetry, writing verse for the Queen and why she won't be appearing on I'm a Celebrity Continue reading...






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David Nicholls: 'I didn't want to write a dodgy disappointment'

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 08:45
The novelist and screenwriter on the five-year struggle to write Us, the followup to his big hit One Day Continue reading...






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Holiday review Stanley Middleton's brilliant portrait of Britain in the 1970s

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 08:15
The reissue of this 1974 Booker prizewinner reveals an observant, meticulous writer Continue reading...






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Gripped by Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl? Six other domestic chillers you'll love

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 08:00
Six book recommendations for those who loved Gone Girl






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Hockney: the Biography Volume 2 1975-2012: a Pilgrim's Progress by Christopher Simon Sykes

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 08:00
An enjoyably gossipy Life of David Hockney reveals the artist's inspirations, finds Mark Hudson






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My Real Children review a high-concept modern fairytale

Guardian Books - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 07:45
A woman lives two lives in the postwar era, in this examination of chance, fate and the struggle for women's liberation Continue reading...






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Dickie Arbiter: 'I'll wash,' said the Queen. 'You dry'

Telegraph - Sat, 27/09/2014 - 07:10
Former Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter's memoirs of the Royal family are as candid as they are affectionate, says Gordon Rayner






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Reading banned books: your stories of literary rebellion

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 19:03

Our readers share their stories of reading banned books from the Feminine Mystique to Catcher in the Rye

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