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Comic book artist Steve Dillon dies aged 54 Co-creator of Preacher and artist on Judge Dredd, born in Luton in 1962, mourned by comic communitySteve Dillon, the comic book artist known for his work on Preacher, The Punisher and Judge Dredd, has died aged 54, his brother has said. Continue reading..
The Guardian | 3 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding digested read Mummy says I cant come to the fete as Im unmarried and the Queen will be there. Publisher thrilled to see royals in the bookDearest Billy, I have a feeling youre going to be a bit confused when you read this after seeing the film, as on screen your two po
The Guardian | 7 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In Praise of Profanity by Michael Adams review entertaining study of swearing Michael Adams takes great pleasure in sharing and shocking in this cultural history of expletivesMichael Adams can pinpoint the exact moment profanity moved into the mainstream, and its with the launch of a 1978 gross-out movie. Since Animal House, were a
The Guardian | 11 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada review brutal study of postwar Berlin Hans Falladas depiction of Germany in 1945 exposes the hardships of a couples life in the most despised nation on earthIt is 1945 and the war is over yet the Dolls lives are still run by fear. While, elsewhere, people are celebrating peace, for Germans th
The Guardian | 12 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Charlotte Holmes Is On The Case In 'A Study In Scarlet Women' Sherry Thomas' new novel presents a gender-flipped Sherlock Holmes tale, with a heroine who must battle not only the bad guys but also the Victorian era's unfair restrictions on women's lives. | 12 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience compiled by Shaun Usher review From fan mail, to love letters, to a freed slaves reply to his former master this eclectic mix enlightens, delights, and captures the correspondents inner livesA letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal fr
The Guardian | 13 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra review intriguing, but hardly nourishing Chilean writer Alejandro Zambras amusing linguistic acrobatics tease the brain but fail to dig deeperThe structure of this intriguing little book draws on the national university entrance exam that Alejandro Zambra sat in his native Chile in 1993. Compris
The Guardian | 14 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Richard Reed: Will wackaging be my contribution to the species? The Innocent co-founder on climbing, Europe and his new book, in which he asks extraordinary people for advice on lifeIn 1999 at the age of 26, Richard Reed quit his job in advertising to set up smoothie and juice company Innocent Drinks with fellow Cambr
The Guardian | 15 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale review rose-tinted red The Bolshevik leader is too often cast as a romantic figure in this readable story of his journey out of exile to seize power in 1917On Easter Monday, 9 April 1917, allied troops went over the top on the first day of the Battle of Arras an offensive that
The Guardian | 15 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Slang: the changing face of cool Slang has always evolved one step ahead of the mainstream. But how is it changing in the digital age, when a wrong word so easily offends?Slang has always fascinated me. My father, who grew up in the council estates of Slough during the second world war,
The Guardian | 16 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend