Ali Smith webchat - as it happened

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:12

The dazzling storytelling of Ali Smith has just landed her a third shortlisting for the Man Booker prize, with a novel that plays fast and loose with narrative convention. She joined us to answer your questions on everything from the meaning of ducks to the power of the physical book

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Ten objects that made modern Germany

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:00
To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and ahead of a British Museum exhibition, Neil MacGregor chooses the icons that shaped the memories of the new nation Continue reading...
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Banned Books Week quiz: which titles made censors hot under the collar?

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 14:00
This week we're celebrating the freedom to read, with Banned Books Week. But can you tell which titles raised the censors' ire? Take a look at our visual clues to answer our challenging quiz

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Crowds and empowerment

FutureBook - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 13:52

Elias Canetti's Crowds and Power (Penguin Books in the UK, FSG in the US) has been with us for decades, but arrived too early to look at questions of what crowds can mean

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Did Frozen plagiarise writer's life story?

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:09
Isabella Tanikumi is suing Disney






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Stephen Fry, Colston Hall, review: 'Diana whispered in my ear...'

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:08
A priceless anecdote about Princess Diana features in Fry's likeable show






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The Yoghurt Plot by Fleur Hitchcock - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 12:00
'When they taste them, they are instantly transported back in time to the date on the yoghurts' Continue reading...






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Are we saying goodbye to Sigmund Freud and the guru-shrink?

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 11:50
Freudian terms pepper everyday discourse yet the 75th anniversary of his death went almost unremarked. Are we forgetting the founder of psychoanalysis? Continue reading...






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Future bright for childrens books as industry names plot next chapter

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 11:42

A mood of optimism marked the Bookseller Childrens Conference, with sales up 10% and editors pronouncing themselves keen to experiment and push the digital envelope

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Hate Crimes in Cyberspace by Danielle Keats Citron review the internet is a brutal place

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 11:30
As the recent leaked photos of celebrities indicate, online harassment is a real and worsening problem, and the main target is women. How should we deal with it?
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Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney review

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 10:30
Forget the tourist destinations, and discover the essential Irish capital with this ingenious and affectionate study Continue reading...






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Reader reviews roundup

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 10:00
This week's reviews feature a talking cockroach, clones, and twins, as well as in depth explorations of friendship, war and loss Continue reading...






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Frank Einstein and the Anti-matter Motor by Jon Scieszka - review

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 09:00
'The story is super exciting because they have to battle Edison and his chimpanzee henchman' Continue reading...






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Us by David Nicholls, review: 'a quiet joy'

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 08:00
David Nicholls has followed his bestselling novel One Day with a quietly brilliant story of love in middle age, says Tim Auld






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Aunties abound! How many famous literary aunts do you know? - quiz

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 08:00
In honour of David Walliams publishing his new book Awful Auntie this week, we've made a quiz with all-things-auntie! Who knew aunts were so important? Well, the aunts of course.

Plus we have FIVE copies of Awful Auntie signed by David Walliams to give away. All you need to do is email childrens.books@theguardian.com with the headline "Awful Auntie" by Sunday 5 October saying why you deserve to win it Continue reading...






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How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg review

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:30
An exploration of how the internet giant is run complete with ideological inconsistencies Continue reading...






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Stephen Fry: more cocaine confessions

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:00
Stephen Fry reveals more cocaine confessions






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Ruby Tandoh introduces her new book, Crumb

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:00
Last year's Great British Bake-Off finalist has published a book that she hopes will become a 'friend in the kitchen'






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Ruby Tandoh on GBBO, Twitter trolls and her new baking book

Telegraph - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:00
Ruby Tandoh talks to us about Great British Bake-Off, her new book, and Ally McBeal






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Author who put bad language into bedtime writes sweary sequel

Guardian Books - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 07:00

Adam Mansbachs new picture book offers a lighthearted adults-only take on that other crisis point in a parents day: dinner time

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