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Roald Dahl gets 'mair serious' Scots translation Translator says Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, published to mark the writers centenary, avoids some of the honkin and hackit and mingin stuffAfter much deliberation from translator Matthew Fitt, the Oompa-Loompas have become the Heedrum-Hodrums in the
The Guardian | 17 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching' Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer, and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.
NPR.org | 18 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The House of the Dead by Daniel Beer review was Siberia hell on earth? An excellent study of Siberian exile under the tsars tells of punishments, executions and visitors feeding prisoners like zoo animals. But was it really so bad?In the 1890s, when Russia exiled about 10,000 men and women a year to Siberia, and the Siberian
The Guardian | 20 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Book of Hygge review can the Danes really teach us how to live? This book, by Louisa Thomsen Brits, is one of many titles on hygge and the Danish way of living. But hygge has a dark side what if the price of cosiness isnt worth paying?Hygge sounds from the outside like a meme to allow hipsters to grow old: a Danish mo
The Guardian | 21 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Richell prize 2016 winner: read Susie Greenhill's opening chapter of The Clinking The Clinking explores extinction, grief and interconnection against the backdrop of a warming climate, through the eyes of a scientist watching the world he loves and knows intimately disappearing Richell prize: Susie Greenhill wins literary award for eco
The Guardian | 23 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business George has had many close calls, but did you know he once outran the Nazis? Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise.
NPR.org | Sep 28, 2016 8:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Goldsmiths prize shortlists novels 'that break the mould' Eimear McBride is in contention for a second time, alongside five other novels including Deborah Levys Booker-nominated Hot MilkEimear McBride, who struggled for years to find a publisher for her debut novel before it went on to win a host of prizes, has
The Guardian | Sep 28, 2016 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trigger warning: the return of sleazy crime comics Having caused a moral panic in the 50s, violent pulp comics are preparing for a revival with sharply drawn tales of peep shows, gangsters and neer-do-wellsSixty-odd years ago, crime comics packed with lurid depictions of violent criminal activity caused a
The Guardian | Sep 28, 2016 6:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
NPR.org | Sep 28, 2016 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Woman in Cabin 10' makes a splash Ruth Ware's psychological thriller is a USA TODAY best seller.
USA Today | Sep 28, 2016 3:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend