#FutureChat: How can we ease the summer's debate?

FutureBook - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 19:55

Join us Friday for a #FutureChat session, with my special guest co-host Laura Hazard Owen from GigaOM. We'll be live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT. 

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The Great Race review the British and the French map Australia

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:46
Heat, humidity and weevils in the biscuits: David Hill's pacy account of seafaring and discovery Continue reading...






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Archie is dead: 'Everyone is really emotional. It's an amazing moment'

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:25

Comic book star killed off in Life with Archie to live on in Classic Archie but some fans are upset with publisher's 'publicity stunt'

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Val McDermid 'very proud' to have mortuary named after her

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:03
Murder mystery author's fundraising efforts honoured by eponymous new University of Dundee facility Continue reading...






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Eimear McBride on Young God by Katherine Faw Morris

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:00
With its trailer-park paedophiles, pimps and pills, this story of lives cannibalised by poverty is stunningly bleak Continue reading...






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Marvel comic book hero Thor becomes a woman in new series

Telegraph - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 15:35
Marvel shake up their comic book universe by recasting blonde-locked Norse thunder god Thor as a woman






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A volume of Das Kapital becomes a $40,000 commodity fetish: what would Karl Marx have said?

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 15:11
The sale by Abebooks turns the monumental critique of capitalism into rich profit for one giant private owner Continue reading...






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The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 15:00
'Discover a magical new world with Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy' Continue reading...






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Free read! The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie Schmidt

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 14:00
Tibble is a reporter in a spot of trouble: he only ever writes about cats! But Minou might just be the answer to his problems: she's just moved into his flat and until very recently, she used to be a cat! With her feline friends on the rooftops keeping their ears open for news she might just save his job This adorable first chapter from the new book by the Queen of Dutch Literature should make you feel like the cat that got the cream! Continue reading...






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The top 10 books about Chicago

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:27
From Saul Bellow to Philip Roth, novelist Andrew Rosenheim salutes the writers who have captured the beauty, and the ugliness, of his hometown

Browse the archive of Writers' top 10s Continue reading...






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Harper Lee memoirist insists that she had novelist's blessing

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:20
After To Kill a Mockingbird author denies Marja Mills's book had her approval, Mills and publisher issue counterclaims

News: Harper Lee denies cooperating with Marja Mills on The Mockingbird Next Door Continue reading...






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Fangs Vampire Spy: Project Wolf World by Tommy Donbavand - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:00
'Even though it's a secret agent book it involves ice cream' Continue reading...






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A Book for the Beach: Strands by Jean Sprackland

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 11:00
This volume of 'discoveries on the beach' is a beautiful trove of unsettling news from the threatened seashore Continue reading...






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England & Other Stories by Graham Swift all human life is here

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:00
A sharp, beautiful collection that investigates life's milestones and the meaning of Englishness Continue reading...






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Roskear Reviewers - summer recommendations

Guardian Books - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:00
The ever talented group of Roskear Reviewers round up the books that they loved reading so YOU can love them too! Check out their list of 16 titles chosen as the must-read of this summer... Continue reading...






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