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Books | EdBookFest: MaddAddam Launch with Margaret Atwood and Claire Armistead

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EdBookFest | Margaret Atwood and Claire Armistead – MaddAddam Launch Yesterday saw Margaret Atwood officially launch ‘MaddAddam’ in conversation with Guardian and Observer Books Editor Claire Armistead, and they discussed both the book and the trilogy that it completes. Along with ‘Oryx and Crake’ and ‘The Year of The Flood’, ‘MaddAddam’ rounds of … Read More

Books | EdBookFest: A Talk with Neil Gaiman and Vicky Featherstone

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EdBookFest | The Child is Father of the Man: celebrating childhood with Neil Gaiman and Vicky Featherstone   A conversation between acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Vicky Featherstone, may sound like an event for the theatrical high brow, but was in fact … Read More

Review – ‘A Half Forgotten Song’ by Katherine Webb

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Katherine Webb’s third novel is as enchanting and as deliciously written as her previous. A Half Forgotten Song tells the story of artist and struggling dad Zach, whose fascination with 20th century artist Charles Aubrey lead him to investigate the village of Blacknowle – where Aubrey spent his summers. His … Read More

Interview | Village Books

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Village are a newly established independent art bookstore. Based in the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre, the shop also deals in creative magazines and zines, functioning as a small publishing house. Kelechi Anucha caught up with Ben Holmes, one half of the partnership behind the project. ‘I graduated from … Read More

Fashion book club: 5 more stylish titles

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Another top set of fashion books you should be reading right now.

5 fashion books to read now

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In need of a break from textbooks? Kick back with one of these top fashion reads instead.

Books: New Review: A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

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    The title may suggest a work of non-fiction, and its chapters headed by snippets from a real-life guide, but Suzanne Joinson’s stylish debut is actually a wonderfully literary slip into time. In 1923 Eva, an avid lady cyclist, arrives at the ancient Silk Route city of Kasgar with … Read More

Books: New Review: The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

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  How could J. K. Rowling’s first ‘book for adults’ ever be received as momentously as the world of Harry Potter; the world we joined the author in dwelling for so many glorious childhood years? It’s not as though The Casual Vacancy is a petulant little sister tugging on the … Read More

Classic of the Week: New Grub Street by George Gissing

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  ‘To write – was not that the joy and the privilege of one who had an urgent message for the world?’ Well this is an inspiring tale for us young journos. New Grub Street is a story about the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced … Read More

Books: New Review: This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

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  This Is How You Lose Her is Junot Díaz’s new collection of inventive stories, all but one narrated by Yunior, a young Dominican serial cheater, and same voice of Diaz’s previous works, Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but this book can certainly stand up straight … Read More