How to draw the Secret Seven

Guardian Books - 54 min 21 sec ago
Tony Ross teaches you how to draw the characters from Enid Blyton's classic series The Secret Seven. So whip your pens out and get drawing Barbara, Peter, Janet, Jack, George, Colin and Pam!

Tony Ross has just finished designing new covers for all the Secret Seven books Continue reading...






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What Every Parent Needs to Know review a maddening primary school primer

Guardian Books - 1 hour 35 min ago
Toby Young and Miranda Thomas's book has a nicey, twee tone, but this hides an agenda that is deeply reactionary Continue reading...






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Shark by Will Self, review: 'truly wonderful'

Telegraph - 2 hours 4 min ago
Will Self's Shark, a sequel to the Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, is urgent, necessary and wonderfully disturbing, says Jon Day






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Ingrained racism

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 19:04
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Martin Amis's holocaust 'comedy' fails to find German publisher

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:12
The Zone of Interest, set in Auschwitz, is declined by the author's publishers in Germany and France, although alternative French house picks up novel

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The Boy with the Tiger's Heart by Linda Coggin - review

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 18:00
'I absolutely love it when a book changes my opinion of it halfway through and proves me wrong' Continue reading...






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Simin Behbahani obituary

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:39
Iran's most famous female poet and defender of human rights Continue reading...






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A Most Wanted Man, review: 'lavishly mesmerising'

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 17:09
This is one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's greatest performances, says Tim Robey






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The Dancing Detective by AN Widdecombe extract

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:22
In a competition modelled on Strictly Come Dancing, professional dancer Beautella finds herself partnered with an arrogant politician determined to win at any cost

Ann Widdecombe's The Dancing Detective is her debut self-publishing performance Continue reading...






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Ann Widdecombe's Dancing Detective is debut self-publishing performance

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:00
The former MP's first detective novel spins off from a Strictly Come Dancing-esque TV show called Lively Toes

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The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis, review: 'bracingly weird'

Telegraph - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:00
Gaby Wood reviews Martin Amis's new novel, set in Auschwitz






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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon - review

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 15:00
'If you enjoyed I Am Not A Loser you would probably enjoy this' Continue reading...






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Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic spirit lives on

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:15
A timely Google doodle reminds us that, two centuries after his birth, the writer's sophisticated variations on vampire and ghost stories retain their eerie power Continue reading...






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Lois Lane to star in young adult novel

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:12
Fallout by Gwenda Bond, due next May, will put Superman's sidekick 'front and centre' as the story's hero Continue reading...






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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen watch the trailer!

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:05
The co-creators of Extra Yarn have a new book coming out in October, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. It is all about two friends who decide to start digging for treasure and the adventure they embark on.

To celebrate, Mac and Jon ventured out into the California desert, and this is what happened Continue reading...






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The Novel: a Biography by Michael Schmidt review a compelling yet limited survey

Guardian Books - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 14:00
How has fiction changed down the ages? This ambitious study is fascinating on the great novelists but fails to capture the inner life of the form Continue reading...






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