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For Anniversary, A New Chapter Of 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' The chapter describes the Vanilla Fudge Room, an extra room in the chocolate factory. In it, Charlie Bucket goes to the factory with his mother not his grandfather. The book turns 50 this month. | 18 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Blessed: Precious Blood by Tonya Hurley - review 'deliciously dark undertones running throughout and a compelling concept' Continue reading...
The Guardian | 19 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority The Hunger Games, The Giver and Divergent all depict rebellions against the state, and promote a tacit right-wing libertarianism Continue reading...
The Guardian | 19 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Not the Booker prize shortlist: a long look at First Time Solo by Iain Maloney The story of a tyro pilot in the second world war isn't awful, but it's hard to find any warmer endorsement Continue reading...
The Guardian | 20 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
George Orwell 'mediocre'? Should we send Will Self to Room 101? Self has called the revered author England's 'Supreme Mediocrity' for prescribing the use of short words and everyday English. Could Self have a new book out, by any chance? Continue reading...
The Guardian | 21 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Author Charles Cumming Ponders The Seductions And The Sins Of Spying NPR's Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming's books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage. | 22 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Magisterium: The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black - review 'I got to the interesting twist at the end which admittedly shocked me but the fascination was temporary. I finished the book, and I didn't feel a thing. No excitement. No fangirling' Continue reading...
The Guardian | 22 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Neil Gaiman brings American Gods back to life Trigger Warnings, a short-story collection due in 2015, features story which revisits the world of his Hugo and Nebula-winning novel Continue reading...
The Guardian | 22 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
What are the best books to help my son make friends? The Book Doctor recommends a dose of Michael Morpurgo, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jacqueline Wilson to help a boy who is struggling with his relationships with other kids and is never chosen to be a 'best friend' plus test your skills in our Jacqueline Wils
The Guardian | 22 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Jacqueline Wilson friendship quiz Back to school means back to your friends (and all the delights and strains that brings) but how much do you know about the friendships explored in Jacqueline Wilson's books? Test your skills here! Continue reading...
The Guardian | 22 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend