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September's Reading group: The Book of Daniel by EL Doctorow The most popular choice for this month is shockingly tough to find, but we can still focus on a great book The Waterworks was the popular choice for this months Reading group commemorating the writer EL Doctorow. It came top by a considerable margin. This
The Guardian | 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Shepherd's Crown' Tells Terry Pratchett's Fans How To Mourn Him The fantasy author's last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.
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Why I explore rape culture in my new book for teens As rock star Chrissie Hynde takes responsibility for being brutally assaulted decades ago, Louise ONeill tells us why she wrote Asking For ItRead an interview with Louise ONeill by site member Patrick, who met the author at the young adult literature conv
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Louise O'Neill: 'I think this book will infuriate a lot of people because its going to push those buttons' Louise ONeills first book Only Ever Yours took the YA world by storm and now shes back with a second, Asking for It, about rape culture. Teen site member Patrick Sproull caught up with her during Yalc 2015 to ask about her reasons for writing the book, ho
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How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Malinowski and Lauren Myracle review Its writing style is authentic and fresh right from the opening page and captures the essence of growing up, teenagers and summer perfectlyThree authors, three characters and one big road trip.Vicks is the wild child, but behind that exterior she is secre
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Henry VIII voted worst monarch in history Self-indulgent wife murderer and tyrant tops poll of historical writers, ahead of Edward VIII and Charles IKing John I may forever be known as a Bad King following that seminal history textbook 1066 and All That, but according to history authors, it is He
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Top 10 cricket scenes in fiction From Wodehouse and Douglas Adams to Dickens and even Joyce, the game has been pitched into some first-class novelsIn his autobiography, Arthur Conan Doyle recalled how he was once stumped by the England wicketkeeper Dick Lilley off the bowling of WG Grace
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Trigger Mortis by Anthony Horowitz review Bond, but strangely not as we know him Written with terse precision and touches of cruel poetry, this 007 revival makes seamless use of a previously unpublished story by Fleming, but problems arise when Horowitz deviates from the modelJames Bond seems to have become a problem. Obviously, a lit
The Guardian | 4 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford review Bascombe returns This time our loquacious hero muses on life and retirement in four slyly self-referential novellasYou will almost certainly have noticed the vogue for extremely long novels about ordinary lives, a trend whose great-grandfather could be said to be Ulysses,
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The Wild Beyond by Piers Torday review Read the three books yourself to be totally and excitingly absorbedI have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I discovered that The Last Wild was the first book of a trilogy and it didnt disappoint me. I am just a bit sad now that I will
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