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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'The crowd' and innovation - a small publishing Advance

FutureBook - Fri, 26/09/2014 - 01:14

For a writer, it’s a seductive proposition: you are the authority on your subject, and all you need is the guidance of an experienced professional in London or New York to help hone your text; add in the services of a competent copy editor and your book will be perfect

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Julian Assange: 'When you post to Facebook, you're being a rat'

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 21:08

Assange joins party for his book When Google Met WikiLeaks to discuss the consequences of Googles power in the 21st century

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Karl Miller obituary

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 18:59
Founding editor of the London Review of Books and, behind the scenes, a formative influence on the literature of his age Continue reading...






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Chicago in books: readers' picks

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 16:30

From mid-century poverty to contemporary love stories via an account of the 1893 Worlds Fair, here is a roundup of readers top Chicago literature. Add your own thoughts below the line

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The Jihadis Return: Isil and the New Sunni Uprising by Patrick Cockburn, review: 'indispensable'

Telegraph - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 16:15
How errors by the US and its allies created the conditions for the rise of Isil, or Islamic State






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Karl Miller, founding editor of London Review of Books, dies at 83

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 15:46

Literary world praises Miller for his intelligence, wit and literary acumen, and lasting pride in his Scottish roots

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Station Eleven review Emily St John Mandel's gripping apocalypse drama

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 15:00
A flu pandemic wipes out 99% of humanity in this much-tipped novel about memory, art and survival Continue reading...






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She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick - review

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 15:00
'I know it will be one book on my shelf that makes me stop and stare for a while, because there's something intriguing about all these concealed messages' Continue reading...






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Maldives will censor all books to protect Islamic codes

Guardian Books - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 13:58
In a move condemned by free speech advocates, the islands government moves to curb literature and poetrys adverse effects on society Continue reading...






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The Simpsons: One big numbers game

Telegraph - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 13:00
Tom Chivers investigates






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