The Book of Dust reviews: Philip Pullman is BACK with His Dark Materials follow up

The 70-year-old author finished his multiverse-spanning His Dark Material trilogy almost two decades ago. And now Pullman’s back with the first of his The Book of Dust trilogy, La Belle Sauvage. A new series that he claims is neither a prequel or sequel, but an “equel” Set 10 years before Northern Lights, the spin-off follows 11-year-old Malcolm More...

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By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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The Age of Decadence review: Life beyond the hope and glory

But he has really excelled himself with this epic study of Britain in the years before the First World War. Majestic in its scope, meticulous in its scholarship, compelling in its thesis and stylish in its prose, More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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A Spot Of Folly: Ten And A Quarter New Tales Of Murder and Mayhem review

Her millions of admirers must have thought they would never again read a new Ruth Rendell book but A Spot Of Folly, a collection of “ten and a quarter” new short stories, will certainly help to fill the More...

By admin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Hear Me Out – All My Music review: Funny man on song in classical adventure

Hear Me Out collects columns Iannucci has written for Gramophone, alongside a handful of other publications, with speeches and transcripts of radio programmes. As the readers of Gramophone magazine have long More...

By admin On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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The Fall of the House of FIFA, book review

You’ll probably recollect the beaming smile of Sepp Blatter as he revealed Russia were hosting 2018 — and then the awkward realisation that life was going to get a whole lot harder when Qatar popped More...

By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Miranda Hart: My six best books – Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day and more

She also toured in My, What I Call, Live Show.  Her first children’s book, The Girl With The Lost Smile (Hodder, £12.99), is out now.  SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS by Arthur Ransome Vintage, £7.99 The book I More...

By admin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Lauren Child: My six best books

RESTORATION by Rose Tremain Vintage, £8.99  This is about regret and how the main character, Merivel, loses the house he so loves. He’s a great character, joyful and a bit of a delinquent. We’re often More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Fifty Shades Darker: Brand NEW book announced full of 'surprises' – When is it out?

How much darker can it all get? The British blockbuster and bonkbuster novelist has revealed that the new installment in the S&M saga will take things even further. The new book, Darker, will be released More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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The Book Of Forgotten Authors review: Fascinating and astonishing stories

The Book Of Forgotten Authors is a collection of essays on 99 writers who have fallen out of fashion. As most bookworms know, it’s not true that good books endure while bad ones are forgotten. Many books stay More...

By admin On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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The Diary of Bookseller review: A must read with amusing eccentricities

Most independent booksellers are, in my experience, and it’s not hard to see why. They enter the profession because they love books. And there they are, surrounded by thousands of the things day in, day out, More...