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Friday May 6, 2022 at 1:54pm
CompetitionFor the opportunity to win Penguin Random House Editor feedback or a read of 15 pages of your writing publish your book with before the end of September 2022.  To enter, simply publish with for free in the simple self-publish steps for paperbacks before the end of September 2022. During October, the feedaread site will then select 5 members to each win a prize. Three of the five selected will each receive a 'mini-review' of their 15 page excerpt, ....
Saturday April 30, 2022 at 2:37pm
With no Moneypenny and no M, a previously unpublished script reveals the author’s original ideas for MoonrakerView full article
Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 6:13pm
How Barnes & Noble Went From Villain to Hero - The New York Times ( years on the decline, Barnes & Noble’s sales are up, its costs are down — and the same people who for decades saw the superchain as a supervillain are celebrating its success.In the past, the book-selling empire, with 600 outposts across all 50 states, was seen by many readers, writers and book loversView Full Details
Monday April 11, 2022 at 2:26pm
The 100 best novels written in English: the full listAfter two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)By the end of the 19th century, no book in Englis....
Tuesday April 5, 2022 at 2:47pm
Two programming events at London Book Fair will have particular bearing on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.View full storyNormal0falsefalsefalseEN-GBX-NONEX-NONE
Monday March 21, 2022 at 2:29pm
Cain Named the Animal by Shane McCrae; Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong; Garden Physic by Sylvia Legris; Panic Response by John McCullough; Tractatus Philosophico-Poeticus by Signe GjessingCain Named the Animal by Shane McCrae Curious about life in and after “the tribe of Eden”, American Shane McCrae’s eighth collection investigates the origin of time when “God first thought time itself / Was flawed but time was God’s first mirror”. McCrae’s poems possess....
Saturday March 5, 2022 at 10:30am
Dear Authors and ReadersLike everyone we are deeply saddened and angered by Putin’s war on Ukraine.We're being emotive with the images below from 1942 and 2022, apologies, but it's one book that, young and old, most of us have read.People can now help, visit the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee DEC brings together 15 UK aid charities including Oxfam and Save the Children UK. £10 donation provides a hygiene kit – soap,....
Thursday February 17, 2022 at 6:46pm
Dazzling debut novels, searing polemics, the history of humanity and trailblazing memoirs ... 100I Feel Bad About My Neckby Nora Ephron (2006)Perhaps better known for her screenwriting (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Heartburn), Ephron’s brand of smart theatrical humour is on best display in her essays. Confiding and self-deprecating, she has a way of always managing to sound like your best friend – even when writing about her apartment on New York’s Upper West Side. This wild....
Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 7:37pm
What some call science fiction, I prefer to call science possible or sometimes science probable. One branch of sci-fi is based on imagined technological or scientific advances, and major social or environmental changes. It was that branch that I embraced when I wrote Pig Heart Boy. I loved the idea of exploring xenotransplantation through the eyes of Cameron, a 13-year-old boy with a bad heart who just wants to live. I found the whole notion of transplanting organs from one species into another ....
Monday January 17, 2022 at 3:20pm
A new investigation has identified a suspect who may have betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis.The Jewish diarist died in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, aged 15, after two years in hiding. Her diary, published after her death, is the most famous first-hand account of Jewish life during the war.View Full News Story