Andrew Mango obituary

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:01
Writer on Turkey who produced a notable biography of Atatürk Continue reading...






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How to build a wildlife corner, with author Gill Lewis

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:00
Gill Lewis, the award-winning author of Sky Hawk, shows you how to build a bug hotel and wildlife corner






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Helen Moss: people must wonder why I'm staring at them and muttering under my breath

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:00
Site member SuperBen interviews the author of the Adventure Island and Secrets of the Tomb series about writing mysteries, going to Egypt and gold-plated Jammie Dodgers Continue reading...






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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater review

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 12:00
'Four boys, one girl, a death sentence (of some sorts) and a quest. Let me tell you what that spells TROUBLE! (And, of course, an amazing book!)' Continue reading...






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Poem of the week: Squawks and Speech by Ian Gregson

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:55
Peter is dead it is up to his abandoned parrot to detail his absence in a narrative of fits, starts and circles Continue reading...






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The moon in literature quiz

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:00
It's 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the surface of the moon. Our mission for you? Test your knowledge of lunar literature
Gallery: Apollo through the astronaut's eyes Continue reading...






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The Emperor Waltz review Philip Hensher leads us a merry dance

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 11:00
Hensher's foray into the portmanteau novel is full of character and colour but it's a riddle of a book Continue reading...






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

FutureBook - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:59

Our next #FutureChat, coming Friday (25th July) will be on the topic of subscriptions, same time as usual: 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT. We'd be glad to have you join us.

To ease the summer's publishing debates, just hold a #FutureChat, and the biting and bickering become a spirited but friendly exchange of views and counter-views.

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What are the best audio books for long car journeys?

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:31
Transform your holiday driving from hell to heaven by listening to some fantastic stories in the car the Book Doctor recommends the best audio books to entertain the whole family this summer Continue reading...






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The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher, review: 'beautiful, but down on women'

Telegraph - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:00
Elena Seymenliyska applauds the gaiety of Philip Hensher's The Emperor Waltz






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Hexed by Michelle Krys - review

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:00
'Fun, quirky, with just the kind of magic you've always wanted, Hexed is fun and serious, magical and normal and intriguing and spellbinding all at the same time!' Continue reading...






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Bad Banks: Greed, Incompetence and the Next Global Crisis review a rogues' gallery of financial scandal

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:00
Alex Brummer's demolition job on the scandals of the last 10 years is a work of controlled menace Continue reading...






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Watch the trailer for Messenger of Fear, the first book in Michael Grant's new series

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 08:00
Fans of the Gone series are in for a real treat now here's an exclusive look at the trailer of Michael Grant's new book Messenger of Fear. You won't find this trailer anywhere else so be the first to see it and confront your fears!

In September we'll be celebrating the publication of Messenger of Fear with some exciting content so look out for it on the site! Continue reading...






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Fortress by Andy McNab digested read

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 07:00
Britain is under siege from fanatics, and only one ex-SAS soldier who's a bit depressed can save us, in a mere 700 words Continue reading...






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The 100 best novels: No 44 Of Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham (1915)

Guardian Books - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 05:45
Somerset Maugham's semi-autobiographical novel shows the author's savage honesty and gift for storytelling at their best Continue reading...






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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 18:00
'If you are looking for a book to find out a bit more about the war and the people who had to live through it, then I strongly recommend this one' Continue reading...






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The Phoenix: the best kids' comic in ages

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 16:00

The Phoenix is a phenomenon: a beautiful, enjoyably silly story magazine for girls and boys its advert-free and its the longest-lasting new launch in the market in decades. Could the delights of Corpse Talk and Tamsin and the Deep usher in a new golden era for kids comics?

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The Phoenix comic in pictures

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 16:00

Some of our favourite panels from the fantastic Phoenix comic featuring Corpse Talk chatting to Gandhi and Amelia Earhart and the adventures of Tamsin and the Deep. Plus there's a really tricky puzzle, and you can learn to draw awesome dinosaurs too. The Phoenix is a weekly advert-free comic for girls and boys available on subscription from thephoenixcomic.co.uk

Phoenix: the best kids' comic in ages

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Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington - review

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 15:00
'At some parts in the novel I found myself giggling at the mental picture Shirvington has painted' Continue reading...






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A book for the beach: The City And The City by China Miéville

Guardian Books - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 14:00
Reader James Cole on a tale of two cities which rewards the sort of leisurely rereading that only a holiday can offer Continue reading...






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