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Monday September 2, 2019 at 1:55pm
It makes sense for Hollywood to look to the written word for inspiration when it comes to producing new films. But, the sad truth is there's become an over-reliance on using pre-existing material to either find the next big franchise or to capitalise on the success of a bestseller. It's fair enough – these adaptations will always be guaranteed large box office takings thanks to the book's readers merely showing up to see how the film has translated certai....
Thursday August 22, 2019 at 1:59pm
From tales inspired by ancient mythology to honest stories of motherhood, these works are hard to forgetView Full Article
Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 2:02pm
Books, books, books. They will increase your lifespan, lower your stress and boost your intelligence. They will give you fuller, thicker hair. Whatever the breathless claims about reading, one thing is certain: losing yourself in a great novel is one of life’s most enduring and dependable joys.View the list of books
Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 3:23pm
The winning entrant of the following competition from the correct entries was Liz Hill. Many congratulations to Liz on her competition win!Free to Enter Competition - Win a Bloomsbury Editor critique of your novel's opening chapters How To Enter: Simply read a brief extract from the books below by clicking on the View Extract links of the book titles below and then click the button you will see to view the extracts. Then, enter your favourite 2 book extracts from all the books as outlined below.....
Saturday July 20, 2019 at 3:33pm
Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. View More
Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 3:35pm
Jokha Alharthi wins for Celestial BodiesOmani author becomes first Arabic-language writer to scoop accolade alongside translatorAn author from Oman has become the first Arabic-language writer to win the Man Booker International Prize with Celestial Bodies.Jokha Alharthi’s winning novel tells the story of three sisters and a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. The author plans to split the £50,000 prize money with her translator, US academ....
Sunday June 9, 2019 at 8:13pm
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Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 8:22pm
Normal0MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Authors are finding that an online audience is a new box they need to tick at the publisher’s office, reports They say everyone has a book inside of them. But does everyone have what it takes to get a book deal? Besides a great idea, you arguably need talent, time and dedication to tip yourself over the line from aspiring writer to published author. In 2019, you may also need a social media following. Take Pinch of Nom, a cookbook....
Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 8:25pm
Persephone Books reprints neglected works by women writers of the mid-20th century. Sarah Lyall tells us what makes these books so special Lamb’s Conduit Street seems almost too adorable to be real, as if Ye Olde Fantasy Englande, the one that exists in your head, had suddenly sprung to life. But it feels exactly right that this cobblestone thoroughfare in Bloomsbury, filled as it is with idiosyncratic shops selling artisanal cheese and homemade cakes and other rarefied item....
Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 7:09pm
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the best-selling fantasy novel in history with sales of 150 million; on Friday Tolkien, a film about his early life, is released. He is the creator of an entire mythology but in his other life he was the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. He was a philologist living, as his friend CS Lewis said, “inside language” but he also lived at 21 Merton Street, the red-brick mansion block where my....