My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher - review

Guardian Books - 4 hours 25 min ago
'This book is a whirlwind of adventure and emotions' Continue reading...






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10 unusual and beautiful public libraries

Telegraph - 5 hours 1 min ago
Robert Dawson has spent 18 years photographing unusual public libraries






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Washington DC in books: readers' picks

Guardian Books - 6 hours 20 min ago

Family dramas, political intrigues, multiculturalism, and much more. From Ralph Ellison to Norah Ephron, if youre planning a visit to the US capital, heres your reading sorted as suggested by our readers. Add your suggestions below the line

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell dazzle of narrative fireworks

Guardian Books - 6 hours 25 min ago
Ursula Le Guin is swept up by a Booker-longlisted epic that spans the Iraq war, the Eternal Battle of Good and Evil and the downfall of civilisation Continue reading...






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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where and Why it Happens by Benedict Carey, review: 'familiar-sounding innovations'

Telegraph - 7 hours 24 min ago
Nicholas Blincoe is suspicious of the innovations toted in a new book by The New York Times's Science Correspondent






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Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan - review

Guardian Books - 7 hours 25 min ago
'I enjoyed it and would happily read the whole series but it wasn't a life-changing amazing read' Continue reading...






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Cut it out, Ian McEwan: there are plenty of great long novels

Guardian Books - 9 hours 36 min ago
The author says only a few 'earn their length' and he reads them itching to edit. But I can think of plenty of terrific giant stories can't you? Continue reading...






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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - review

Guardian Books - 10 hours 25 min ago
'Cath is a character full of detail, from a complicated family past to a tendency to prefer fictional universes to the real one. Your typical fangirl, and more' Continue reading...






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Raiding John Updike's rubbish a trashy pursuit

Guardian Books - 11 hours 7 min ago
As well as being intrusive, bin diver Paul Moran has recovered very little for his alternative archive that was worth saving Continue reading...






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Boy About Town by Tony Fletcher review

Guardian Books - 11 hours 8 min ago
Wearing the right clothes, liking the right bands this book summons up what it meant to be a teenager in the 70s Continue reading...






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Eleanor Catton sets up grant to give writers 'time to read'

Guardian Books - 12 hours 13 min ago
Booker-winning author of The Luminaries uses New Zealand Post prize money to encourage 'the first step' to good writing Continue reading...






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How dark is too dark in children's books?

Guardian Books - 12 hours 25 min ago
Discussion: The row about what is and isn't deemed acceptable in children's literature has been running for years from Where the Wild Things Are to Kevin Brooks' The Bunker Diary. Teen author Rebecca Westcott argues that children should self-police the books they read. Do you agree? Have you ever read anything you wish you hadn't? Share your views by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com Continue reading...






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Professor Branestawm by Norman Hunter - review

Guardian Books - 13 hours 25 min ago
'These books are original with just the right amount of hilarity and inventiveness' Continue reading...






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Lucky Us by Amy Bloom, review: 'worldly and sardonic'

Telegraph - 14 hours 24 min ago
Amy Bloom's latest novel is a family saga with the intensity of a short story, says Holly Kyte






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2014 Samuel Johnson prize longlist in pictures

Guardian Books - 14 hours 24 min ago

Two surgeons, an accidental professor and a songwriter are among the contenders for the UKs most prestigious award for nonfiction

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A teenage guide to stress

Guardian Books - 14 hours 25 min ago
Blame My Brain author Nicola Morgan's top tips on how to stop the pressure of a new school year getting to you Continue reading...






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From the archive, 2 September 1952: Mr Auden's anthology

Guardian Books - 16 hours 55 min ago

A review of the monumental five-volume Poets of the English Language, edited by WH Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson

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Haruki Murakami to publish new book in English in December

Guardian Books - 21 hours 55 min ago

A sheep man and a person with a taste for young boys brains feature in short story due for Christmas

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