Sheridan Le Fanu, the father of modern horror, at 200

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 08:00
Matthew Sweet celebrates the father of modern horror
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Horror's 'invisible prince': Sheridan Le Fanu at 200

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 08:00
Matthew Sweet celebrates the father of modern horror






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Christopher Edge's top 10 twisted histories

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 08:00
To welcome Peter Capaldi in as the new Doctor, the author of The Black Crow Conspiracy has pulled together this list of alternative histories in children's books perfect for those who like their history a bit more timey wimey Continue reading...






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The Tolerance Trap review what happened to the kick-ass gay rights movement?

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 07:30
Is marriage really the summit of aspiration for the 'gay nation'? Angry radicalism should not have turned into a whisper of gratitude, argues this call to arms from Suzanna Danuta Walters Continue reading...






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Aldi takes Roald Dahl book off Australian shelves over the word 'slut'

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 07:16

Supermarket acts after Facebook post complains about language in Revolting Rhymes but it now faces protests

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It's hard to find the words to describe writer's block

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 06:30
It's easy to sneer, but authors stuck with a blank sheet of paper deserve our sympathy, says Rowan Pelling






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The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw review a philosophical puzzle

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 01:43

Henshaws first book in 25 years is not only a novel about mysteries, but a metaphor for the nature of storytelling

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Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 19:58
Classicist says she wrote reference for one troll because she feared name-and-shame response would harm his job prospects Continue reading...






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Thomas Cromwell's fun-loving side the feasts, the wine and the gambling

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 18:14
Tracy Borman finds material in his private correspondence and accounts that has been overlooked by previous historians Continue reading...






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The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 18:00
'I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a light read but also a book that has some thoughts about life. For people who like dragons? This is for you' Continue reading...






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Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer review potent conclusion to SF trilogy

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 16:00
Weird fiction comes of age as VanderMeer completes his haunting trilogy about a series of expeditions into a mysterious zone Continue reading...






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David Foster Wallace novel translated by an 11-year-old into Lego

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 15:54
Infinite Jest the 1,000-page epic of American addiction and tennis has been recreated in plastic bricks by an appropriately precocious child Continue reading...






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If I Stay by Gayle Forman - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 15:00
'For what is a relatively short book, If I Stay is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster' Continue reading...






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The top 10 fictitious biographies

Guardian Books - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 14:16
From Nabokov to Woolf to Coetzee, novelist Jonathan Gibbs selects the best imaginary lives presented as the real thing Continue reading...






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'Retail stonewalling' and Amazon sightings in bookstores

FutureBook - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 13:40

Oil and water...The general pattern, of course, has been simple: many bookshops, objecting to Amazon's effects on the industry, have declined to carry books from Amazon Publishing imprints.

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