Top 10 holidays in fiction

Guardian Books - 1 hour 19 min ago
From James Salter to Lorrie Moore and Patricia Highsmith, novelist Emma Straub is our guide for a tour of the best-imagined vacations Continue reading...






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Man Booker prize 2014: the longlist in pictures

Guardian Books - 1 hour 44 min ago

This years Man Booker longlist sees Americans appearing for the first time amid a field of established names, including David Mitchell, Ali Smith and 2010 winner Howard Jacobson. The shortlist will be announced on 9 September and the winner on 14 October

News: David Nicholls leads 13-strong Booker longlist

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E-readers vs books: the debate

Guardian Books - 1 hour 48 min ago
Are you going to be piling books into your suitcase this summer or will you opt for the tech version? Claire Kearns argues that even in this era of instant downloads and constant connectivity, there's plenty of pleasure still to be found in a good, solid book Continue reading...






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Batman: 10 things you didn't know

Telegraph - 2 hours 1 min ago
On the 75th Anniversary of the Caped Crusader, here are 10 facts you may not know about Batman






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Man Booker prize: David Nicholls and Ali Smith among 13 names on longlist

Guardian Books - 2 hours 52 min ago
Chair of judges, AC Grayling, says it has been 'vintage year' for competition which this year includes US writers for the first time

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Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Americans bolster a strong, British-dominated list

Telegraph - 3 hours 7 min ago
No Tartt or Eggers but plenty of familiar British names on the Man Booker longlist, including David Mitchell and Ali Smith






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Booker Prize 2014: the longlist

Telegraph - 3 hours 17 min ago
What the critics said about the books on this year's Man Booker longlist, which includes Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt and David Nicholls






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Booker Prize 2014: Donna Tartt fails to make longlist

Telegraph - 3 hours 18 min ago
David Mitchell, Howard Jacobson and David Nicholls make the 2014 Booker Prize longlist but there is no place for Donna Tartt's Pulitzer-winner The Goldfinch






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My Brother's Secret by Dan Smith - review

Guardian Books - 3 hours 18 min ago
'I think this is a great book because it is told through the point of view of a young boy and it makes you realise that the Second World War was just as frightening and horrible for German children as it was for English children' Continue reading...






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35 great quotes about Scotland and the Scots

Telegraph - 3 hours 22 min ago
"There are two seasons in Scotland. June and winter." As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, we celebrate the best of Scottish wit and wisdom






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A book for the beach: Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger

Guardian Books - 4 hours 18 min ago
A sojourn with Salinger's family of squabbling siblings may be exhausting, but it is never dull Continue reading...






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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald review

Guardian Books - 5 hours 18 min ago
On training a falcon the ruffian of the sky and the life problems it can solve Continue reading...






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Kes Gray talks about his Daisy books - children's book podcast

Guardian Books - 6 hours 18 min ago
Site member Katiedoglovesbooks gets to ask Kes Gray just why he ate lollies off the floor when he was a child and about his latest book Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day Continue reading...






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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan - review

Guardian Books - 6 hours 18 min ago
'It's really refreshing to have gay characters that didn't fit into the typical gay stereotype that YA novels always seem to feature' Continue reading...






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My inspiration: Steve Cole on Douglas Adams

Guardian Books - 7 hours 18 min ago
The Astrosaurs author explains how Douglas Adams' novels and Doctor Who scripts taught him the meaning of science fiction comedy Continue reading...






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What comic-book heroes teach us about life

Telegraph - 7 hours 27 min ago
As the world's biggest comic-book convention begins, Ed Power explains what ordinary mortals can learn from their superhero cousins






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Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam review

Guardian Books - 7 hours 48 min ago
Innes Bowen's study reveals how the government's attitude towards British Muslims has been defined in part by ignorance Continue reading...






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Blazing Star: The Life & Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester by Alexander Larman, review: 'wallows in cliché'

Telegraph - 8 hours 17 min ago
The stormy life story of a Restoration rake deserves a better telling than this, says Lewis Jones






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Man Booker prize 2014 bingo: who will make the cut?

Guardian Books - 8 hours 17 min ago

Weve ventured a few guesses as to who will make the Man Booker prize longlist but which books do you expect to see on it? And how many of them will be American?

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Liane Moriarty: 'We're all capable of things that are breathtakingly cruel'

Guardian Books - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 17:05

The Australian novelist talks to Bethanne Patrick about sexual violence, spousal abuse and adult bullying in her new book Big Little Lies

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