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In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes abou | 8 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention. | 8 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Reading should be about pleasure, not points or prizes Childrens books site member Eligor was outraged on receiving a letter from school announcing a reading programme based on points, rewards and competition. Not only is it unnecessary, it may actually be turning children off reading for funI love reading fo
The Guardian | 11 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Lois Duncan obituary Bestselling author of fiction for young adultsThe American childrens author Lois Duncan, who has died aged 82, was best known for her literary young adult thrillers I Know What You Did Last Summer (1973) and Killing Mr Griffin (1978). She was quick to pic
The Guardian | 13 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Translation Tuesday: An excerpt of Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel From the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate comes a new tale of murder and redemption read an extractBy Laura Esquivel and Jordi Castells for Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, part of the Guardian Books NetworkShe could spend long hours ded
The Guardian | 13 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Learn all about the American Hogwarts in Rowling's new Pottermore entry Ilvermorny has some dark roots.
USA Today | 15 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
First Class Murder by Robin Stevens review I am thoroughly enjoying this series and I cannot wait for the next oneYou know that you are reading a good book when you take it on holiday and finish it on the second night.I was still reading the first novel in the series, Murder Most Unladylike, when
The Guardian | 15 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Game of Thrones: how will Winds of Winter regain the suspense stolen by the show? For those reading George RR Martins fantasy series, HBOs dramatisation has been thrilling but now its ahead of the books, it will be hard work to surprise usSpoiler alert: this blog assumes youve seen episode ten of Game of Thrones season six. Do not read
The Guardian | 15 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Andrew Miller: 'I was trying to leap out of my habitual mind' After six novels, the author explains, fiction had begun to seem like a rather hollow formula. For his seventh, The Crossing, he wanted to find something newWhen a book is finished its surface seals over. This can be a relief, a kind of freeing up, but it
The Guardian | 17 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Enid Blyton book illustrations through the ages in pictures Illustrator Alex T Smith takes us on a fascinating tour of Enid Blyton book cover art from the 1940s to the present day Continue reading...
The Guardian | 17 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend