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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Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
Andrew Crofts has written 80 titles and sold some 10 million copies in a 40-year career, mostly under names far more famous than his own until now Continue reading...






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The Opposite of Loneliness review Marina Keegan's life cut short

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
Keegan's posthumous collection of essays and stories shows a prodigious talent already in full bloom Continue reading...






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The Night Guest review an unsettling presence looms in Fiona McFarlane's accomplished debut

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
The tiger, imagined or real, prowling the pages of this atmospheric novel throws into relief human fierceness and frailty Continue reading...






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Summer House With Swimming Pool review Herman Koch's scalpel-like prose is a tonic for thriller fans

Guardian Books - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 00:05
A film star on holiday with his doctor is pronounced dead but was it medical error or murder? Continue reading...






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How Downton's Lady Sibyl met Doctor Who

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 15:34
From Downton/Doctor Who mash-ups to 'bigfoot erotica': why is 'fanfic' so popular?






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Wounded Tiger: a History of Cricket in Pakistan by Peter Oborne, review:

Telegraph - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 15:00
Kevin Telfer praises a colourful account of Pakistani cricket that reclaims this mercurial team from its pariah status






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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - review

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 15:00
'Fangirl is a mustread for any teenage girl going through any kind of change, as it explores many themes, from the fear of making new friends, to the change of relationships with people, as you move on in life.' Continue reading...






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Malcolm Gladwell: No one thinks of me as a potential terrorist any more

Guardian Books - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 14:00
The writer, 50, on board games, being pulled over at immigration and why he prefers a selfie Continue reading...






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