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Issue 50 / December 2012

December 2009

The Memory Thief

In Anne Tyler’s 18th novel, a retired teacher, attacked in his new home, becomes fixated on recovering the contents of a few hours of lost memory.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Looking Ahead: Books

Publishers delayed some of their hottest books to the first of the New Year. Here are some of the big titles expected in January.... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Books of The Times: This Is English, Rules Are Optional

A professor shows that a language is forever in flux — and that many of the rules grammatical zealots wave about like cudgels are arbitrary and destined to be swept aside as English evolves.... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner4. BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell5. I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks2. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham3. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold4. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson5. ARCTIC DRIFT, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE SHACK, by William P. Young2. PUSH, by Sapphire3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson4. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold5. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin2. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom3. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others4. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy5. OPEN, by Andre Agassi... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson3. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett5. PIRATE LATITUDES, by Michael Crichton... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

PD James out to scupper BBC and Mark Thompson with maritime metaphor

If Mark Thompson was expecting his encounter with the 89-year-old grande dame of British crime fiction to be plain sailing, those hopes were torpedoed and left dead in the water in under a minute early this morning.PD James, the latest... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Orwell Birthplace to Be Restored

The home in Motihari, a small town in the eastern Indian state of Bihar near the border with Nepal, was where the author lived the first year of his life.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Christmas sales up at indies

Preliminary results from The Bookseller's...... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Book sales suffer marginal decline in 2009

Book sales fell by just half a percent in...... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Prince Philip orders Molly Parkin's light bulb out

The Duke of Edinburgh described his late friend James Robertson Justice as a man who "lived every bit of his life more than to the full and gave his friends endless pleasure and entertainment."... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Prince Philip orders Molly Parkin's light bulb is out

The Duke of Edinburgh described his late friend James Robertson Justice as a man who "lived every bit of his life more than to the full and gave his friends endless pleasure and entertainment."... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Okri Twitter poem to celebrate 2010

Ebury will be releasing a Ben Okri poem on...... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Copy of A Christmas Carol is 'most expensive Dickens work'

A copy of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has become the most expensive book by the author to have sold at auciton.... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Fraser receives New Year CBE

Helen Fraser, former managing director of...... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

BBC director general Mark Thompson thrown by PD James's detective work

Today programme guest editor – and former BBC governor – gives corporation's top manager a thorough grilling... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Carlene Hatcher Polite, Novelist, Dies at 77

Originally trained as a modern dancer, Ms. Polite wrote two novels, which were known for their lush, poetic language and extensive use of monologues.... More...

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Books | Reform: Embracing the Marketplace

Two volumes on saving the American university.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Free books for secondaries to get pupils 'hooked on reading'

Each school in England is to receive 15 books from a specially designed list to try to get more pupils reading as a hobbyMore than 53,000 free books, by authors from Charlotte Brontë to England goalkeeper David James, are to... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Murakami, Obama and self help top Japan bestselling books list

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

First of four 2010 Bolaño titles out in January

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Murakami's '1Q84' is Japan's best-selling book of 2009

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Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Any Relation to Biography Is Pure Fiction (in a Way)

In this twist on an autobiographical novel, J. M. Coetzee presents notebooks from a deceased version of himself alongside interviews conducted by an imagined, future biographer.... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

An Appraisal: Starting With Lines, but Ending With Truth

David Levine’s genius was really that he wasn’t like anybody else.... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Seeking a Cure for Optimism

The power of positive thinking is under assault, with a number of writers and researchers questioning the notion that looking on the bright side makes much of a difference.... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Dan Brown retains crown following a high street fillip

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol has retained its...... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Comeback Planned for Girls’ Book Series

Scholastic Inc. plans to reissue repackaged versions of the first two volumes of “The Baby-Sitters Club,” in the hopes of igniting enthusiasm in a new generation of readers.... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

A New York Get for 'Gatz'

Elevator Repair Service's six-hour show is cleared for landing in New York.... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Orwell's birthplace to be saved from decay

After being neglected and forgotten for decades, the birthplace of George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and 1984, is finally set for a makeover.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Sales bring shopping surge

Post-Christmas reductions have seen a surge...... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Norval White, of AIA Guide, Dies at 83

With the AIA Guide, Mr. White tapped into and fostered a growing national awareness that America had an architectural past worth preserving.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

David Levine, Biting Caricaturist, Dies at 83

Mr. Levine’s astringent drawings became the visual trademark of The New York Review of Books for nearly 50 years.... More...

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

New words of 2009: the year tweetups and snollygosters arrived

Staycation and zombie bankers catching on along with jeggings and simples, say lexicographersA year of snollygosters, jeggings and tweetups marked the end of the 21st century's first decade, according to word enthusiasts who have spent Christmas burrowing into Britain's biggest... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: 'I, Alex Cross' leads; 'The Lovely Bones' new to the list

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

'The Lost Symbol' tops US best-selling audio books of 2009

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Wednesday, 30 December, 2009

Dissertations on His Dudeness

Where cult films go, academics follow. A new book collects essays on “The Big Lebowski” and its beatific slacker, the Dude.... More...

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Classic Case of Nobility Meeting Reality

David Malouf’s “Ransom” reimagines the tragic story at the heart of “The Iliad.”... More...

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Television Review | 'Louisa May Alcott': A Writer Whose Life Had as Many Ups and Downs as a Victorian Novel

Anyone who has ever complained about the difficulties of the writing life should watch this biography of the novelist Louisa May Alcott.... More...

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Books: Resilience, Not Misery, in Coping With Death

The findings of George A. Bonanno, a clinical psychologist who interviewed hundreds of grieving people, were different from those of Freud and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.... More...

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

E-books outsell physical books on Amazon this Christmas

Customers bought more Kindle e-books than...... More...

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

New and Creative Leniency for Overdue Library Books

From negotiable fees to food drives, libraries institute new forms of payment.... More...

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Guenter Grass's Stasi files to be published

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Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Falling, Falling, Falling for the Footlight Parade

In “The Play That Changed My Life,” 21 of America’s best playwrights write knowingly and movingly about the ways that plays and theater gave them a calling.... More...

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Monday, 28 December, 2009

Amazon e-book sales overtake print for first time

Online retailer may be on target for sales of 500,000 Kindle e-readers over Christmas... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 28 December, 2009

Awkward Timing for a Book by Woods

Motorists could soon be driving under the influence of Tiger Woods as Hachette Audio in May will release his 2001 best seller as an audio book.... More...

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Monday, 28 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Love Me Plenty, Presley Pleads

Alanna Nash’s new book is a long look at Elvis Presley’s bizarre history with women.... More...

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Monday, 28 December, 2009

Dennis Brutus, South African Poet, Dies at 85

Mr. Brutus was a poet and former political prisoner who fought apartheid in words and deeds and remained an activist well after the fall of his country’s racist system.... More...

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Monday, 28 December, 2009

Sue Townsend saved by son's kidney donation

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Monday, 28 December, 2009

Dennis Brutus, Poet, Dies at 85

Mr. Brutus was a poet and former political prisoner who fought apartheid in words and deeds and remained an activist well after the fall of his country’s racist system.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Sunday, 27 December, 2009

We're loving angels instead: Publishing craze goes celestial

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Sunday, 27 December, 2009

Amazon Christmas day e-book sales beat print sales

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Sunday, 27 December, 2009

Comic-book stories show another Africa

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Sunday, 27 December, 2009

Britain's reviled bankers and MPs pour their hearts out to spoof letter writer

Sir Fred Goodwin, the former banker, is among several unpopular public figures who replied to spoof letters sent under the name of Colin Nugent, a 62-year-old retired teacher from Pinner, Middlesex.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 26 December, 2009

C4 reveals Book Show list

Sarah Waters, Nick Hornby and “The Wire”...... More...

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Saturday, 26 December, 2009

Small Publisher Finds Its Mission in Translation

Open Letter Books is a small, year-old press affiliated with the University of Rochester that publishes nothing but literature in translation.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Arthur Koestler, Man of Darkness

Michael Scammell examines the complex intelligence and shifting allegiances of the author of “Darkness at Noon.”... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Movie Review | 'Sherlock Holmes': The Brawling Supersleuth of 221B Baker Street Socks It to ’Em

There are worse things than loutish, laddish cool, and as a series of poses and stunts, “Sherlock Holmes” is intermittently diverting.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

High & Low Finance: Wall Street, the Depression and the Lords of Finance

These six books — about financial history and how economics went astray — are informative and enjoyable.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Essay: Tintinabulation

Thoughts on a stack of new books about Tintin and his creator, Hergé, a k a Georges Remi.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Crime: Orphans in the Woods

Mystery novels by Sue Grafton, Christopher Fowler, Pierre Magnan and Ken Bruen.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

The God Gene

A Times science writer argues that religion is a machine for manufacturing social solidarity.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

The Body Electric

An inside look at Darpa, the secretive defense agency that’s changing the way we use machines — and the way they use us.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

‘They Planted Hatred in Our Hearts’

Joe Sacco’s account of mass killings of Palestinians in 1956 impressively combines graphic artistry and investigative reporting.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

J. M. Coetzee, a Disembodied Man

In the third volume of his genre-bending autobiography, the Nobel-winning novelist J. M. Coetzee imagines himself as already dead and invents his own biographer.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Out of the Shadows

In this muted and gently probing novel, Charlotte Brontë finds liberation through her dauntless, self-reliant heroine and fictional alter ego, Jane Eyre.... More...

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Weekly book agenda: Comic Market in Tokyo, Costa Awards in London

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Friday, 25 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Interpretation of Language, Lives and Spies

The third and presumably final volume of the Spanish novelist Javier Marías’s ambitious, sprawling philosophical novel.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Deco Mecca

A chronicle of the slummier side of South Florida, with a focus on how South Beach rose from the wreckage that was 1970s-era Miami Beach.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Led Zeppelin, Gods of Rock on the Celestial Staircase

Mick Wall examines the salacious, diabolical career of Led Zeppelin, and the phenomenal music the band made.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Poetry Chronicle

Collections by Katha Pollitt, Philip Levine, Mary Jo Bang and Patty Seyburn.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Dreamy Sales of Jung Book Stir Analysis

“The Red Book” by Carl Jung has surprised booksellers and its publisher with strong sales — despite its $195 price tag.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Troublemaker

Self-invention is a major thread in this biography of the witty, passionate liberal columnist, who died in 2007.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Fraught Expectations

In this novel, a suburban doctor grows dangerously obsessed with his son’s romance.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Beauty, Utility, Eccentricity, Adultery

This history examines the Bauhaus movement through the lives of six of its artists.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Shanghai Express

A nameless hero is sent on a mysterious errand in this wonderfully stylized existential mystery.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

Writers who had best sellers in 2009 share their reading-­related New Year’s resolutions.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner4. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON SENSE’, by Glenn Beck5. BLINK, by... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks2. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham3. ARCTIC DRIFT, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler4. THE LOVELY BONES, by Alice Sebold5. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE SHACK, by William P. Young2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson3. PUSH, by Sapphire4. THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y.K. Lee5. THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin2. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom3. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others4. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson5. OPEN, by Andre Agassi... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson3. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett5. U IS FOR UNDERTOW, by Sue Grafton... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Random House UK adds titles to Kindle

Random House UK has added its titles to...... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Le Guin accuses Authors Guild of 'deal with the devil'

Ursula K Le Guin has resigned from the writers' organisation in protest at settlement with Google over digitisationUrsula K Le Guin has accused the Authors Guild of selling authors "down the river" in the Google settlement and has resigned from... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Gray to leave Ingram

James R Gray, chief strategy officer for...... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

MLA to fund review of Northumberland library service

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council...... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Loren Singer, ‘Parallax View’ Author, Dies at 86

Mr. Singer wrote the thriller, “The Parallax View,” which was one of the first novels to offer a paranoid vision of the United States as a country controlled by ruthless technocrats.... More...

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Thursday, 24 December, 2009

Books of The Times: A Hospital How-To Guide That Mother Would Love

Dr. Atul Gawande’s provocative new book explains how a technique used by pilots — the simple checklist — can dramatically reduce patients’ deaths in hospitals.... More...

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Amazon keeps ebook rivals guessing on Kindle sales

Despite bold but vague boasts of record sales, Kindle figures are thought to be lagging behind early years of Apple's iPodIn recent months Amazon has been keen to trumpet "record-breaking" sales of its electronic book reader, the Kindle. But the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Decade in books belongs to JK Rowling, almost literally

Selling more than double the number of books shifted by her closest rival Roger Hargreaves, Harry Potter author dominated the tills throughout the noughtiesNo prizes for guessing which writer takes the top spot on the bestselling authors of the decade... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Christmas too close to call for 'unpredictable' book trade

Christmas 2009 is still impossible to call...... More...

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

End of days for Borders UK

The wider media has marked the demise of...... More...

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

FEP want 'serious discussions' with Google after French fine

The Federation of European Publishers has...... More...

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Union to hold 'People's Inquiry' into libraries

Public sector union UNISON is to hold a...... More...

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Popular fiction eclipses ghost-written celebrity biographies in book charts

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Books of The Times: The Man Behind Boy, Dog and Their Adventures

A biography of Georges Remi, a k a Hergé, the Belgian artist behind the character Tintin.... More...

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Wednesday, 23 December, 2009

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is number one Christmas book

The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown's record-breaking mystery thriller, has gained the number one spot in the Christmas book charts.... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Dan Brown is the Christmas number one

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press) is...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

The Top 10 Christmas book chart

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Dan Brown sees off celebs in battle for Christmas books number one

The Lost Symbol gives author second Christmas number one in five years, as celebrity memoirs sinkDan Brown and his debonair professor of "symbology" Robert Langdon have broken the stranglehold that celebrity autobiographies have held over December book sales in recent... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Penguin's audiobooks offered on MP3 from eMusic

Digital music retailer eMusic is to offer...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Beatrix Potter classics get revamped TV animation deal

Chorion's reworked TV cartoon series featuring Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck will hit the screens in 2011Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and their friends are getting a 21st-century makeover for a new TV animation series in a deal aimed at winning... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Meyer helps Hachette UK pass the 'acid test'

Hachette UK chief executive Tim Hely...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Letterland donates toys to NSPCC

Letterland, publisher of phonics titles for...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Women in Publishing award winners

Chorleywood Literature Festival and Mslexia...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Going, going, gone...bidding war for the novel that’s an auction catalogue

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

A first-timer's tale of unheralded literary success

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Google French fine could be increased, claims lawyer

Google could be fined considerably more on...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Founders attend Books etc 'wake'

As many as 50 former Books etc employees...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Mankell to write Bergman drama series

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell has been...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Wolf Hall becomes top Booker winner

Thanks to strong sales at independent...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Random profits rise in 2009, but outlook 'uncertain'

Random House managed to grow profits in 2009,...... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Robin Wood, Film Critic Who Wrote on Hitchcock, Dies at 78

Mr. Wood was a film critic who published the first serious work in English on Alfred Hitchcock.... More...

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

2010 book fair highlights: Frankfurt, New York, Guadalajara

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Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Books of The Times: A Photo of a Smell and Other Scoops

Harold Evans offers an intriguing yet lopsided memoir of a life in the fast-vanishing world of ink-and-paper journalism.... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

MCR rejected Richard Joseph bid for Borders stores

One of the bidders trying to rescue Borders...... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

Harper's Watt steps back to focus on key authors

Publishing director for HarperFiction Susan...... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

E-book app for Hoffman's Penguin debut

Penguin is releasing its first e-book app in...... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

Competitors save 14 Wesley Owen branches

Wesley Owen has confirmed that 14 stores have...... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

MCR fails to agree a buyer for any Borders stores

Borders UK administrator MCR has failed to...... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

Books of The Times: One Man’s Survival Strategy in a Chinese Labor Camp: To Write

Er Tai Gao’s spare, stoical prison memoir of Mao’s China is a valuable contribution to the literature of the horrific 20th century.... More...

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

Books to look for in 2010: Ian McEwan, Yann Martel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Monday, 21 December, 2009

Design: Peter Miles Applies His Quirky, Simple Style to a Range of Platforms

The English graphic designer Peter Miles, now living in New York, has used his spare approach with clients ranging from German arts publishers to indie magazines.... More...

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Sunday, 20 December, 2009

Milorad Pavic, Unorthodox Novelist, Dies at 80

Mr. Pavic was an internationally prominent Serbian writer whose novels upended the traditional relationship between reader and text.... More...

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Sunday, 20 December, 2009

Louis de Bernières and other British writers revive the literary salon

Geoff Dyer and Jake Arnott also among those frequenting authors' evenings in LondonThe literary salon, the 18th-century gathering where intellectual giants would debate and inspire or infuriate each other, has been reborn for the 21st century with new salons appearing... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Sunday, 20 December, 2009

Google gets digital foothold in France

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Sunday, 20 December, 2009

Wesley Owen stores enter administration

The future of Christian bookshop chain,...... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby in Muslim censorship row

In what must rank as one of the literary world's most unusual disputes, Index on Censorship, which campaigns for freedom of speech, stands accused of censorship.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Kevin Spacey and SAS author Andy McNab form an unlikely partnership

At first glance, they are unlikely allies: Kevin Spacey, the darling of theatreland, and Andy McNab, the rugged SAS hero turned best-selling author.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 19 December, 2009

John Edwin Smith, Philosopher and Author, Dies at 88

The author’s work tackled large questions about the nature of truth from a pragmatic, pluralistic and specifically American perspective.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Bed, Bath and Beyond

An examination of the account books, wallpaper savvy and dirty linen of British households in the 18th century.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Essay: Steal These Books

At independent bookstores, thieves are more likely to be following Abbie Hoffman than the Ten Commandments.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Sugar Ray Robinson, Ultimate Fighter

This life of Sugar Ray Robinson traces his rise at an exuberant moment in African-American culture.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

The Masculine Mystique

Three stories of desire feature several lusty adolescent boys, an aged but eager rancher and Jim Harrison’s best-known character, Brown Dog.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Children’s Bookshelf

More children’s books reviewed.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Fancy Dressing

A book about a girl who tries on her mother’s shoes, and another about the many uses for a hat.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Alarmingly Bright Futures

The stories of television and Day-Glo paint, and a pop-up book that explains the origins of dozens of household objects.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Spin the Bottles

In this whodunit, Peter Mayle ships a sleuth off to France, but wine is clearly the main character.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

The Cute One: Paul McCartney

This biography aims to present Paul McCartney as more artistically and intellectually complex than the sweet and bubbly caricature we have known.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

The Smart One: John Lennon

A haunting, mammoth, terrific biography of John Lennon.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Art Among the Ruins

At once an art appreciation course, a true-crime story and an American history lesson.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Patricia Highsmith, Hiding in Plain Sight

A witty biography of the manipulative, secretive and obsessive novelist Patricia Highsmith, creator of Tom Ripley, a character who was a version of herself.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

The Wonder Years

Marie Ponsot’s sixth poetry collection is propelled by playful lines and mature perspective.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

After the War, Before the War

An account of Britain in the 1920s and ’30s, when it saw itself as a civilization in crisis.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Bookshelf | Photo Collections: The City in Pictures, and in Lists

“New York Sleeps” and “Only in New York: Photographs From Look Magazine” are worth considering as holiday gifts for lovers of the city.... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

A Night Out With | Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin: Yes, She’ll Hire a Nanny

Hanging out at the Public Theater with Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin, who have written five books with each other, including “The Nanny Diaries.”... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Frankie Boyle lays into celebrity memoirs as his own is a surprise hit

Comedian Frankie Boyle berates publishers for producing 'crap' celebrity memoirs. Meanwhile his own is a bestseller... More...

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Hard times for the hardback industry

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Saturday, 19 December, 2009

MCR "incorrect" to sell Hachette stock, rules judge

A high court judge has ruled today [18th...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Trade warned on deferring e-books

Deferring publication of e-books could play...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Dubai International Children's Fair cancelled

The financial backer of the Dubai...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

French court finds Google guilty over copyright

A French court has become the first to find...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Reidy: 'We must uphold the value of our content'

Describing the US book market in 2009 as...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Chertsey bookshop to reopen under new owners

The Chertsey Bookshop in Chertsey, Surrey...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Vernon Kay to explore UK for Michael Joseph

Bolton’s most famous export, TV presenter and...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Scholastic takes hit over UK distribution consolidation

Scholastic's international business took at...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Sony lines up publishing partnerships to 'win e-reader war'

Sony is lining up a number of publishing...... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

C. Bryan, 73, ‘Friendly Fire’ Writer, Dies

Mr. Bryan’s 1976 book about the accidental death of a soldier in Vietnam became one of the enduring works of reportage on the Vietnam War.... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Margaret B. Young, Writer of Children’s Books on Blacks, Dies at 88

Mrs. Young, the widow of the civil rights leader Whitney Young Jr., wrote several books for children on the African-American experience.... More...

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

French court orders Google to stop scanning French books

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Weekly book agenda: Comic Market in Tokyo, Costa Awards in London

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Friday, 18 December, 2009

Books of The Times: That Bloody Shower and Its Violent Offspring

The film historian David Thomson makes a powerful — and sometimes surprising — case for the importance of “Psycho” in film and cultural history.... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

Arthur Koestler made the best-seller lists four times before his suicide in 1983.... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks2. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham3. ARCTIC DRIFT, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler4. THE ROAD, by Cormac McCarthy5. CROSS COUNTRY, by James Patterson... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner4. THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell5. BLINK, by Malcolm... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson2. PUSH, by Sapphire3. THE SHACK, by William P. Young4. THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y.K. Lee5. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin2. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson3. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom4. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe and others5. OPEN, by Andre Agassi... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. U IS FOR UNDERTOW, by Sue Grafton3. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson4. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Title Deed: How the Book got its Name

Gary Dexter explains the origins of Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Sarah, Duchess of York in court battle to stop Turkey book

When officers from Scotland Yard served a series of legal demands on Sarah, Duchess of York last month at the behest of the authorities in Turkey, where she had exposed the appalling conditions in state-run orphanages, she told friends she... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Big guns lose out but good times for fiction

The economic downturn, the stellar success of...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

'Robust' indies weather decline

The number of independents trading in the...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

MCR removes Hachette stock pending legal action

Borders' administrator MCR is removing all...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Preface presents Fiona Phillips memoir

Preface publisher Trevor Dolby has acquired...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Literary début advances fall as low as £500

Advances for some literary fiction débuts...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Ebury expands crime offer

Ebury Press has bought the rights to eight...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Lonely Planet gives regional guides a make over

Lonely Planet has given its regional guides a...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

HMV weighs up cost of the hub

Waterstone's parent HMV has told retail...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Trade needs to 'speak out' over Amazon power play

"At the end of the day, people need to have...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

MCR in 'last stand' with Hachette UK over Borders debts

Hachette UK is appearing in the high court...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Chinese author takes Google to court

A Chinese author is taking Google to court...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Pullman 'real fight remains to be fought'

Philip Pullman is the latest children's...... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to become Hollywood film

The best-selling novels of Stieg Larsson, the Swedish crime writer, are to be turned into a Hollywood film franchise.... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

John Lennon's lost six-hour interview

Student's meeting with member of the Beatles in 1968 reveals furious response to claims the group had sold out... More...

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Spain cuts tax on electronic books

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Thursday, 17 December, 2009

Philip Pullman 'disgusted' over claim Catholics torpedoed films

Producers allegedly browbeaten into ditching Golden Compass sequels.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Newly Released Books

Books by Brad Parks, Ken Bruen, Julie Powell, Stan Jones, Katharine Weber and Alexander McCall Smith.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Once More, Revisiting Anne Boleyn Yet Again

A focused, investigative account of the forces that toppled Anne Boleyn from favor and led to her trial and execution.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Enid Blyton joins JK Rowling and Dan Brown in list of decade's biggest selling authors

Her books are supposed to have fallen out of fashion, but Enid Blyton has emerged as one of the best-selling authors of the past decade.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Books on Science: A Deluge of Data Shapes a New Era in Computing

A new book is a tribute to a Microsoft researcher, lost at sea in 2007, who argued that computing was transforming science.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Philip Pullman disappointed over film prospects of His Dark Materials

The author Philip Pullman has expressed his disappointment that the second two novels in his fantasy trilogy have not yet made it to the big screenThe author Philip Pullman has spoken of his disappointment over the failure of Hollywood to... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Atheist author Philip Pullman 'disgusted' over claim Catholics blocked films

Sam Elliott, the American actor, has depressed Philip Pullman, the atheist author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, with his claim that a group of Roman Catholics managed to browbeat Hollywood producers into abandoning plans to film any more... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Continuum 'quite pleased' despite increased losses

Continuum has said it is "quite pleased" with...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Scholastic m.d McQuade leaves, Murray Hill takes over

Scholastic Children's Books managing director...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Anova acquires new children's series

Anova Books has acquired the rights to a new...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Amazon: top 10 best-selling books of the decade

The online retailer Amazon.co.uk has revealed its top 10 highest-selling books of the decade, with Harry Potter and Twilight featuring heavily.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Book discount: Centurion by Simon Scarrow at Tesco

Enjoy our 'Recommended Book of the Week' - Centurion by Simon Scarrow - for only £2.99 in a Tesco store near you from Thursday, December 17, 2009.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

RH launches free reads on Facebook

Random House has launched a Facebook...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Costa increases prize fund; reveals judges

The Costa Book Awards is to increase its...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Hachette heads to the High Court over Borders debts

Hachette UK has taken the final decision...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Authors Guild condemns "retroactive rights grab" by RH US

The US Authors Guild has rejected Random...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

SoA sets higher benchmark for author royalties

E-book royalties should be "much higher" than...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Authors Guild condemns "retroactive rights grab" by Random House US

The US Authors Guild has rejected Random...... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Milorad Pavic, Serbian Author of Novel Novels, Dies at 80

Mr. Pavic was an internationally prominent Serbian writer whose novels upended the traditional relationship between reader and text.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Chinua Achebe’s Encounters With Many Hearts of Darkness

A new collection of essays from the author of “Things Fall Apart,” about Nigerian politics, language, family and racism.... More...

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: 'I, Alex Cross' leads; Stieg Larsson title joins the list

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

'The Lost Symbol' tops US best-selling audio books of 2009

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Al Pacino to star in Philip Roth adaptation

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

2010 literary prize season begins with UK's Costa Awards

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Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Stephen Covey's digital rights deal with Amazon startle New York publishers

Online editions seen as threat to backlist cash cow... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Half a Lifetime Spent in Pursuit of Waterbirds

Theodore Cross spent the first half of his life oblivious to birds only to become one of their most ardent photographers and advocates in the second half.... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Borders to close 22nd December unless buyer comes forward

Borders will close its doors for the last...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Book sales edge into the black, but celebs still struggling

Book sales have jumped 11.5% week-on-week, or...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Authors Guild Fights Back on E-Book Rights

The Authors Guild posted a memo to its Web site on Tuesday disputing efforts by Random House to claim e-book rights on old titles published before 1994.... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Canongate and Walker create joint young adult imprint

Independent publisher Canongate has teamed up...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

France to spend €150m on library digitisation project

About €150m of next year's €35bn national...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

S&S reveals details of Kercher book

Simon & Schuster UK has revealed further...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Leak shows Borders administrator may have buyer for 23 stores

Borders administrator MCR is making a...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Random: UK legal context on digital rights 'different'

The Random House Group has said it believes...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Brink to feature as London Book Fair author

South African writer André Brink will appear...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Business author signs exclusive e-rights deal with Amazon

American business author Stephen R Covey has...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Alty appointed new intellectual property c.e.o

The department for business, innovation, and...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

IPAF shortlist announced

The six-strong shortlist for the...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Closure threat to 14 Belfast libraries

As many as 14 public libraries across Greater...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Short story website lets iPod generation download classics

Audio recordings of short stories by European literary heavyweights are now available to download following the launch of a website aimed at introducing the classics to the iPod generation.... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Macgregor leaves Mainstream for HC

Iain MacGregor, associate publisher at...... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

France to Digitize Its Own Literary Works

The announcement of a nearly $1.1 billion digitization project underscored the government’s desire to maintain control over French cultural heritage.... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to Amazon.com

Amazon will have the exclusive e-book rights to two books from Stephen R. Covey, a move that promises to raise the anxiety level among print publishers.... More...

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Tuesday, 15 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Fiction Trying for Truth in Novel’s View of Dictator

Norberto Fuentes’s fascinating new novel, “The Autobiography of Fidel Castro,” purports to tell the longtime Cuban leader’s story in his own words.... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Bagshawe, James and Flynn longtlisted for RNA prize

Louise Bagshawe, Erica James and Katie Flynn...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Short stories aim to woo the iPod generation

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Authors reaffirm opposition to vetting scheme

Authors remain opposed to the government’s...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Workplace targeted for Six Book Challenge

National charities the Campaign for Learning...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Conan Doyle turns detective for Century

Kate Elton, publisher of Century and Arrow,...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Haddon joins Rowling and Brown as decade's top Dog

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Random House US asserts digital rights to older titles

Random House US has sent a letter to literary...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Random House US attempts digital rights grab

Random House US has sent a letter to literary...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Haddon joins Rowling and Brown as 2009 top Dog

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Authors now excluded from schools vetting scheme

Authors are to be excluded from the...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Amazon launches Kindle iPhone app

Amazon has made its Kindle e-book reader...... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Still Settling the Score, Even Beyond the Grave

Dominick Dunne, who died on Aug. 26, left behind one last, stinging roman à clef. And he most assuredly used it to settle scores.... More...

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

It's the last chapter for books venture Borders

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling editions up for bid December 16

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Monday, 14 December, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is best-selling novel of the decade

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the best-selling novel by a British writer of the past decade, new figures show.... More...

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Sunday, 13 December, 2009

Shorn of dissent, Britain's high culture is little different from The X Factor

Great writers used to pit themselves against the world. Today their successors fight for a glut of awards, fellowships and festival appearances and the result is creative bankruptcyYou might want to disown the shallow vulgarity of the Christmas season's celebrity-fest,... More...

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Sunday, 13 December, 2009

Bible tales retold for secular age

Authors reimagine the nativity story for children to read and enjoyAsk any four-year-old why the shepherds followed that star and the answer is likely to be entertaining. "They brought Jesus food after a fairy came down and said to Mary,... More...

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Sunday, 13 December, 2009

Word For Word: A History of Odes to the Chief

Lincoln was Whitman’s “captain.” Byron lionized Washington. Even Harding lives on in poetry: “He wasn’t a bad egg, / Just weak. He loved women and Ohio.”... More...

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Richard and Judy throw the book at Channel 4

When Channel 4 announced that it was bringing back its Richard & Judy Book Club, but without the couple who had made it such a success, they had not reckoned on two obstacles.... More...

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Legal Battles Over E-Book Rights to Older Books

The ownership of the e-book rights to older titles is a growing source of conflict in the publishing industry.... More...

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Op-Ed Contributor: Catch-2009

On the 10th anniversary of Joseph Heller’s death, an old friend remembers the author’s switchblade-sharp mind and fine-tuned fraud-detector.... More...

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

End of Kirkus Reviews Brings Anguish and Relief

Kirkus churned out nearly 5,000 reliably cantankerous reviews a year, which many librarians and booksellers used when deciding how to stock their shelves.... More...

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Walcott finally wins his poetry professorship

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Authors' word choices create unique 'fingerprints'

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Solzhenitsyn's widow cuts 'Archipelago' to student size

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Saturday, 12 December, 2009

He Was No Wilsonian

A central aim of this major biography of Woodrow Wilson is to explain why he deserves our national esteem.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Mr Men books make Roger Hargreaves third best selling author of the decade

The enduring appeal of the Mr Men series has helped the late Roger Hargreaves to become the third best-selling author of the decade.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

The Pop Art Era

James Rosenquist writes about growing up to be a painter, while other authors dissect the Warhol phenomenon afresh.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Abigail Adams, Founding Mother

In this account, the self-assertive wife of the second president often emerges as the dominant partner.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

George Packer, Chronicler of the Age of Terror

This book of essays from the Bush-era coheres better than most in the genre because of George Packer’s unusually coherent worldview.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

J.J. Abrams Wants to 'Let the Great World Spin'

J.J. Abrams said he was close to signing a deal with Colum McCann to option the film rights to "Let Great World Spin," winner of the National Book Award for fiction.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

In Defense of Truth

The novelist Louis Begley relates the Dreyfus Affair to our times.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Shaker of Movers

A collection of Herbert Muschamp’s energetic architectural criticism.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Intercontinental Drift

This Mexican novel attempts to encompass the last 50 years of — well, everything.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. U IS FOR UNDERTOW, by Sue Grafton2. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown3. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson4. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Nonfiction Chronicle

Books by Michael Goldfarb, Mark Mazower, Malalai Joya and Paul Johnson.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Natalie Portman joins zombies to bring Jane Austen back to life

Jane Austen's novels have survived some unlikely screen adaptations, but Natalie Portman has signed up to star in perhaps the most unusual.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

John Singer Sargent’s Model Children

This “life” of John Singer Sargent’s stirring painting “The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit” wields a novel’s power.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

John Ashbery, Toying With Words

The master of sinuous syntax has performed surgery in this collection, often bringing his poems into the wry epigrammatic domain of Dickinson.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Crime: Hollywood Knights

Detective novels by Joseph Wambaugh, Charles Finch and Stan Jones, and essays from P. D. James.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Essay: H. W. Fowler, the King of English

Some care about getting English right; others don’t. For those who do, there is Fowler’s “Dictionary of Modern English Usage.”... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Twilight of the Ice Bear

A digest of the history of human-polar bear relations, a pretty shameful record even before global warming.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Administrator uses Borders UK for pottery sale

Borders UK has begun selling its fixtures and...... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Grigori Perelman’s Beautiful Mind

A dogged portrait of an eccentric Russian mathematician who solved a famously unsolved problem, then dropped out.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Derek Walcott appointed professor of poetry - at Essex University

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott turns his back on Oxford University to take up a poetry professorship at the University of EssexFollowing the most ferocious scandal the poetry world has experienced for years, during which favourite Derek Walcott withdrew from the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 11 December, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin2. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson3. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom4. OPEN, by Andre Agassi5. TRUE COMPASS, by Edward M. Kennedy... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Books: Revving Up Your Reading for the Off-Season

Recent automotive books of note focus on Paul Newman’s racing career, every Porsche model ever made and a muscle-car builder on Long Island.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Profile's Griffin to retire, Bhaskar, Broccardo join

Kate Griffin, publicity, sales and marketing...... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Buzz grows for king of Jordan book

Headline-grabbing revelations about “secret,...... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Second LA Quartet to William Heinemann

Wm Heinemann publishing director Jason Arthur...... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Little, Brown expands Conquest series

Little, Brown has paid "a substantial...... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

OUP buys portrait of Golden Age of Physics

Latha Menon at Oxford University Press has...... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

BBC and British Library to take joint approach to building digital archive

Venture to digitise British Library's archive of more than 150m items plus nearly 1m hours of BBC output... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews Close

The Nielsen Company’s plans to sell had been reported for months, but the news that Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews would close at the end of the year was a surprise.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

The Haunts of Miss Highsmith

The biographer Joan Schenkar retraces Patricia Highsmith’s footsteps through Greenwich Village, as it figured in her real life and as it appeared in her fiction.... More...

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Weekly book agenda: Blio unveiled, spotlight on publishing in India

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Friday, 11 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Bookish Cowboy Heads Off to the Corral

Larry McMurtry’s second memoir is slack and distracted — but also exactly the kind of slipshod book I enjoy more than many good books.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls5. GLENN BECK’S ‘COMMON... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. BORN OF ICE, by Sherrilyn Kenyon2. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks3. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham4. ARCTIC DRIFT, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler5. 7TH HEAVEN, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. PUSH, by Sapphire2. THE SHACK, by William P. Young3. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson4. THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y.K. Lee5. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, by Garth Stein... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

“The Lego Book,” new at No. 10 on the hardcover how-to and advice list, traces the great moments in Lego history.... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

P D James to host "Today"

Crime author P D James is to guest edit BBC...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

DRM has held back e-books

Digital rights management (DRM) has held back...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Concern about London libraries 'cuts’

A group of London librarians have expressed...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

E-book data "poor"

Foyles and Nielsen Book have called for...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Children's authors explore new sales route

Children’s authors are part-­funding...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Discount chain works up £3m profit

Discount chain The Works, which plunged into...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Title Deed: How the Book Got its Name

Gary Dexter explains the origins of Jay Anson's The Amityville Horror... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Theo Walcott sold to Random House Children's Books

England winger signs four-book deal to write footballing adventures based on his own experiences as a schoolboyRandom House has jumped the gun on the January transfer window, signing the Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott for an undisclosed fee on... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Scotland's oldest book goes on display for first time

Scotland's oldest book, a medieval Celtic psalter with vivid illustrations in green, red, purple and gold, will be put on public display today for the first time in 1,000 years.... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Goodwin and Speirs to chair Orange

TV producer and writer Daisy Goodwin is to...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

More US publishers join the Kindle roadblock

HarperCollins is the latest US publisher to...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

RHCB buys Theo Walcott series

Random House Children's Books has acquired a...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Waterstone's says it has sold 350,000 e-books

Waterstone's has revealed it has sold more...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Borders administrator says it is 'dealing' with ROT claims

Borders UK administrator MCR has stressed...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Katine writer Ben Jones wins book prize

Ben Jones' book, Beyond the state in rural Uganda, picks up the Elliott P Skinner award from the American Anthropological AssociationBen Jones, a lecturer in development studies at the University of East Anglia and a regular contributor to the Katine... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Agents welcome Waterstone's seminar

Agents reacted positively this week to a...... More...

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Thursday, 10 December, 2009

John Storm Roberts, World-Music Scholar, Dies at 73

Mr. Roberts was an English-born writer, record producer and independent scholar whose work explored the rich ways African and Latin American music influenced the United States.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 10 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Personal Take on Public Projects in Two Devastated Lands

Greg Mortenson’s follow-up to “Three Cups of Tea” further details his efforts to build schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Publishers Delay E-Book Releases

Publishers have been debating the timing of e-books in part as a way to protest the low prices that online retailers are offering on e-book versions of new releases and best sellers.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Oxford Institutes a New Election Process for Its Poetry Post

On Tuesday, Oxford announced that it was rewriting the rules for the election of its Professor of Poetry.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

State of the Art: Not Yet the Season for a Nook

Every one of the Nook’s vaunted distinctions from Amazon’s Kindle comes fraught with disappointing footnotes.... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Thomas the Tank Engine attacked for 'conservative political ideology'

Children's favourite Thomas the Tank Engine has been attacked by a Canadian academic for its "conservative political ideology" and failure to adequately represent women.... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Tesco book discount offer: The Water Horse by Julia Gregson

Enjoy our 'Recommended Book of the Week' - The Water Horse by Julia Gregson - for only £2.99 in a Tesco store near you from Thursday, December 10, 2009.... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Apex signs Steafel memoir

Apex has bought the rights to the...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Michel in demand at London Evening Standard auction

Bidding is underway for several...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Philip Downer confirms Borders exit

Borders UK chief executive Philip Downer has...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

CUP partners up with Indian sight charity

Cambridge University Press is to provide free...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Judges line up for Man Booker

A former dancer and the literary editor of...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Waterstone's hub ending year 'on a high'

Waterstone's this week moved to reassure...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Hachette begins legal action against Borders administrator MCR

Hachette UK has initiated legal proceedings...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

France set on massive book digitisation project

France is to embark on a mass book...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Government lists BBC Worldwide in 'assets' document

The government has listed BBC Worldwide in a...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

US publishers put up Kindle roadblocks

Simon & Schuster and Hachette USA are to...... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Despite Ray Bradbury’s Efforts, a California Library Closes

A library branch in Ventura, Calif., closed depite the efforts of the author.... More...

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Communism’s Path: A Once-Vigorous Idea That Has Lost Its Muscle

A stolid and largely by-the-numbers recitation of communism’s rise and its spread, in various manifestations, across the globe.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: Newly released 'U is for Undertow' in the lead this week

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Murakami's '1Q84' is Japan's best-selling book of 2009

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Random House Restructures Crown Publishing

Jenny Frost, the president and publisher of Crown, will leave the company.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Oxford University to reform voting rules for poetry professor post

Oxford University tonight announced changes to the centuries-old tradition of voting for its professor of poetry post, instead introducing processes that bring it something closer to the 21st century.The vote, every five years, has been called a "kamikaze convention", and... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Christmas begins at last as non-fiction starts to climb

Book sales jumped by almost a third last...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Sony to sponsor CrimeFest award

Sony is to sponsor the e-book category prize...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Berger picks up Golden PEN award

John Berger has been presented with the...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Dan Brown: Milan's La Scala opera house could star in next book

Italy's famous La Scala opera house could form the perfect backdrop to Dan Brown's next blockbuster novel, the author has revealed.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Waterstone's expands e-reader range

Waterstones.com has started selling the...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Hardie joins Chatto

Becky Hardie is joining Chatto & Windus as...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Tonto signs duo for 2010

Tonto Books has signed a duo of deals in two...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Blackwell sells US library supply arm

US distributor Baker & Taylor has acquired...... More...

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Teacher-poet wins BBC short story award

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Federer, Brad Pitt named in new edition of Who's Who

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Tuesday, 8 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Still Counting the Ways to Infiltrate Daily Lives

Ken Auletta depicts Google as a brilliant, game-changing behemoth that can be socially inept, and both naïve and arrogant in its dealings with the world.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Monday, 7 December, 2009

Booksellers Feed Imports to Mystery’s Hungry Fans

Booksellers are now importing British editions of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” the third volume in the best-selling series six months before its publication here.... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Poet Kate Clanchy wins BBC National Short Story award

The poet, writer and relative newcomer to short fiction, Kate Clanchy, has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story award, beating off competition from veteran authorsThe poet and writer Kate Clanchy has won the BBC National Short Story award with... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 7 December, 2009

Clanchy clinches short story prize

Kate Clanchy, the author of Antigona and Me...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Former teacher wins £15,000 short story prize

A former teacher has won Britain's foremost short story award with a tale which questions whether it is right to keep terminally ill children alive.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 7 December, 2009

High speed broadband for libraries

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Amazon improves e-reader for visually impaired

Amazon is working on a new audible menu...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Words by the Water returns in 2010

The Cumbrian town of Keswick is to host its...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Branch library closures threatened in Northumberland

A total of 12 public libraries across...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Newsom latest departure from Headline

Peter Newsom, Headline's export sales...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Howard Sounes tells Jon Dennis the story of his book 'Heist'

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From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 7 December, 2009

Price's adventures down under see backlist bounce

Tabloid darling Katie Price has seen sales of...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Jeffrey Archer lands 'record £18m deal for modern Forsyte Saga'

The best selling novelist has reportedly been paid an £18 million advance to write a Forsyte Saga-style epic.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Monday, 7 December, 2009

Amazon denies plan to open high street stores 'anywhere'

Amazon has denied reports that it has...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Pan Mac confirms Archer deal, but not for '£18m'

Pan Macmillan has confirmed that Jeffrey...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

BA calls for Indy Book Week Award submissions

The Booksellers Association has called for...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

CUP launches online books platform

Cambridge University Press is launching a new...... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Mysteries of Crime Fiction? P. D. James Is on the Case

This book dispels any doubts as to whether the nearly 90-year-old, demure-looking P. D. James has the toughness to dissect the world of crime writing.... More...

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Monday, 7 December, 2009

Poet laureate attacks Afghanistan war in Christmas poem

Carol Ann Duffy, the poet laureate, has launched a scathing attack on MPs "milking" expenses, the conflict in Afghanistan and the state of modern Britain in a grim version of the Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Sunday, 6 December, 2009

Laureate pens a new 12 days of Christmas

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Sunday, 6 December, 2009

Off the Shelf: Economy’s Loss Was One Man’s Gain

A book by Gregory Zuckerman, “The Greatest Trade Ever,” tells how John Paulson bet against the mortgage market and made billions of dollars.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Philip Pullman's blasphemous Jesus novel 'inspired' by Archbishop of Canterbury

Philip Pullman's blasphemous novel 'inspired' by Archbishop of Canterbury... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Rock ’n’ Roll

Gail Buckland wants us to see the work of music photographers accepted as art in its own right.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Essay: When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books

I realized that what all the unread books on my shelves had in common is that they were ugly. Really ugly.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Notable Crime Books of 2009

A look back at the best mysteries reviewed this year... More...

From: NYT > Books

Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Visuals: The Art of the Word

Visual books on typefaces, the use of text in art, codes, Japanese puppets and the illustrator Peter de Sève.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Gardening

A stack of books on Japanese gardens, a look at one of England’s most famous estates, reference books and more.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Comics

Graphic novels and comics from Kyle Baker, Gabrielle Bell, Lilli Carré, Seth, Michael Kupper­man and others.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

This Cartooned Isle

As this book reveals, the great theme of the British humor magazine Punch was Englishness itself.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

The Atlantic Will Sell Short Stories on Kindle

On Monday, Amazon will begin selling stories, for $3.99 each, that were selected and edited by the staff at The Atlantic and are only available for the Kindle.... More...

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Japanese writer Murakami honoured in Spain

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Saturday, 5 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Wild Things

This compilation of poetry, myth and more will awaken something primal in any human who dips into its pages.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Fans’ Notes

Books on basketball by Bill Simmons and Chris Ballard illustrate a new approach to sportswriting.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Kiss the Cook

Memoirs from Julie Powell and Michelle Maisto probe the connection between food and love.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Cormac McCarthy's Typewriter Brings $254,500 at Auction

The Lettera 32 Olivetti manual machine that the author used to type all his novels sold Friday at Christie's to an unidentified buyer.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Basketball

There aren’t any major revelations in this account of the Bird-Magic era. Still, greatness commands our attention.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Travel Books

This winter’s travel books offer a roughly even mix of vice and virtue, from prostitution and violence to classical antiquities and literary treasures.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Cooking

Big books from big chefs, recipes from Gourmet magazine, France and Italy, and three volumes of baking secrets.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: The City

A tour of New York City’s kaleidoscopic history in photographs and other documents.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: That Old Black Magic

More than 1,200 items from the amazingly prolific Johnny Mercer.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Automobiles

A beautifully illustrated catalog of celebrated automobiles. Just forget about the accompanying text.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Photography

More than 200 arresting photographs convey the complexity and scope of African-American beauty.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Fake News

This spinoff from The Onion captures the trajectory of fake news from gag to serious critique.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Paris

A look at the city’s metamorphoses as recorded by centuries of artists.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: The Man Who Sang, Played and Smiled

The first fully adequate narrative biography of Louis Armstrong.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Jazz

This entertaining history emphasizes the sociological forces that have shaped the music.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Fashion

A catalog of Richard Avedon’s work and a compendium of society photographs from Vogue’s archives.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Diagnosis: Hidden Clues

Would a doctor have looked at Sherlock Holmes and seen a condition to diagnose?... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Hollywood Chronicle

Tony Curtis on Marilyn Monroe; Orson Welles’s daughter on her father; a biography of Clint Eastwood; and a memoir by a celebrity biographer.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Animal Spirits

An animal alphabet in photographs and a book of life-size portraits of 20 animals.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Good Night, Sleep Tight

These three picture books offer a good night’s sleep, some oddball dreams and the makings of a new classic.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Children’s Books: The Dachshund’s Revenge

A wacky adventure of misfit dogs and an orphan girl from the cartoonist behind “Bloom County.”... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Dangerous Beauty

A fantasy novel about a beautiful mind reader whose superpower is a difficult gift.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Paperback Row

Paperback books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

BA to rollout IndieBound material in Spring 2010

The Booksellers Association (BA) has revealed...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Children’s Books: Uncommon Attractions

A vivid biography of P. T. Barnum and a picture book about a Parisian mouse circus.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Mark Watson moves to S&S

Comedian Mark Watson has swapped Chatto &...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Children’s Books: When Elephants Dance

A magician makes a comic and sinister mistake in this unsentimental, magical story.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Tiger Woods drives sales of physics book sky-high

A photograph showing a copy of Get A Grip On Physics by John Gribbin on the floor of Tiger Woods's wrecked SUV has seen the book rocket up Amazon's bestseller chartIt's been a terrible week for Tiger Woods, but the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Friday, 4 December, 2009

Penguin takes Dick Francis paperback rights

Penguin has acquired the paperback publishing...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Eason booksellers' bonus deferred while business is reviewed

Booksellers at Irish chain Eason will not...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Discounts fail to save black November

Booksellers suffered their second worst month...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Oliver whisks his way to second bestselling author of 2000s

The cooks have defeated the freemasons, as...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Borders' fall to shrink trade by £35m a year

Borders' collapse could lead to more than...... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Don Congdon, Longtime Literary Agent for Ray Bradbury, Dies at 91

Mr. Congdon was a skilled editor credited with being a tough negotiator and keen judge of talent.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Editors’ Choice

Recently reviewed books of particular interest.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: Baseball

A trove of artifacts and photographs from The Library of Congress, home to the world’s largest baseball collection.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: The Illustrator

With these plainspoken, charming “letters,” the renowned illustrator counsels an imaginary pen pal in his trade.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Holiday Books: The Symbologist

A facsimile and translation of the personal volume in which Carl Jung recorded and illuminated his own visions.... More...

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Sales boost for the physics book found in Tiger's car

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Weekly book agenda: 'Nanny Returns,' 'The Happiness Project'

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Friday, 4 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Will the Dragon Swat Down the Eagle?

Martin Jacques argues that China’s rapid growth and sheer size will make it the dominant political and cultural superpower, not just an economic contender.... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

TBR: Inside the List

“Pirate Latitudes,” the posthumous thriller by Michael Crichton, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 2.... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. DEAR JOHN, by Nicholas Sparks2. LAVENDER MORNING, by Jude Deveraux3. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham4. THE LOST, by J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney and Ruth Ryan Langan5. CRUEL INTENT, by J.A. Jance... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis2. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls5. I HOPE THEY... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Paperback Trade Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. PUSH, by Sapphire2. THE PIANO TEACHER, by Janice Y.K. Lee3. THE SHACK, by William P. Young4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson5. BED OF ROSES, by Nora Roberts... More...

From: NYT > Books

Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. GOING ROGUE, by Sarah Palin2. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, by Mitch Albom3. OPEN, by Andre Agassi4. SUPERFREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner5. ARGUING WITH IDIOTS, written and edited by Glenn Beck, Kevin... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson2. PIRATE LATITUDES, by Michael Crichton3. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown4. UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King5. BREATHLESS, by Dean Koontz... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Mall says sorry to Sarah Palin for foreign reporter 'ban' on book tour

Mall of America in Minneapolis said 'English-only' rule was 'internal miscommunication'She is no longer chief executive of Alaska, but Sarah Palin should still be called "governor". And in English only, please.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Revamp for Vera

Pan Macmillan is to rejacket crime author Ann...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Library subsidy cuts could threaten public access

Librarians are warning that government...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Internet retailers predict Mega Monday

Online booksellers are preparing for “Mega...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Templar reveals new Ology

Templar’s new “Ology” title for April 2010,...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Joe Allston's Literary Diary

Joe Allston's inside view of the book world, with gossip on Borders, celebrity biographies and what Richard and Judy's Amanda Ross is up to next... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Redundancy for Hodder's Jeffreys

Respected Sceptre publicity manager Henry...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

FutureBook: celebs could help make cultural shift over piracy

Collective action, a celebrity figurehead and...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

FutureBook: "People love shelf space"

The digital revolution presents a career...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Tesco book discount offer: Testimony by Anita Shreve

Enjoy our 'Recommended Book of the Week' - Testimony, by Anita Shreve - for only £2.99 in a Tesco store near you from Thursday, December 3, 2009.... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Publishers hopeful over Borders debts

Publishers are hopeful of emerging unscathed...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Age guidance divides trade as first Christmas approaches

Booksellers on both sides of the age guidance...... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Books of The Times: Pick Your Adjective: Talented, Secretive, Perverse

Joan Schenkar’s biograpy of the author Patricia Highsmith takes an unconventional approach to telling the story of an unconventional woman.... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Something to Read

For anyone considering an e-reader purchase this holiday season, here’s a roundup of current and soon-to-be-available devices.... More...

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Neruda: poet, Communist... and seashell collector

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Author Ray Bradbury says Mars is man's destiny

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Diane von Furstenberg shares favorite book on DailyLit, now 100% free

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Thursday, 3 December, 2009

Petina Gappah's An Elegy for Easterly wins Guardian First Book Award 2009

Trade lawyer impresses critics and readers alike with 'disarmingly funny' short stories of ZimbabweA Geneva-based international trade lawyer whose poignant, humane and funny collection of stories about her home country, Zimbabwe, has impressed critics was tonight named winner of the... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Faber author wins Guardian First Book Prize

A "humane and disarmingly funny" collection...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Enid Blyton on Nintendo DS

Enid Blyton, the children's author, will become available in digital format on the Nintendo DS games console later this week.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Cherie Blair brings 'new culture' to aspiring businesswomen of India

Tony Blair may not yet have achieved complete success in his mission to bring peace to the Middle East, but his wife, Cherie, is about to take on her own international assignment.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Blogs can boost literacy says NLT

Research by the National Literacy Trust (NLT)...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

BBC4 to adapt 20th-century novels

BBC4 is to explore love and sexuality in...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

More Martina for Headline

Headline has signed a new four-book deal with...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Reece to stand down from Catnip

Andrea Reece is standing down as Catnip’s...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Books of the Year

Barry Humphries, Richard Eyre, PD James, Sadie Jones, Antony Beevor, Marina Lewycka, Sue Perkins, James Naughtie and others choose their favourite reading of 2009... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Philip Pullman creates 'Northern Lights' charity book

Author follows JK Rowling to create charity fund-raiser for Christmas.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Twilight gives new Brontë films wings

Success of the Twilight saga books and films inspire new productions of Wuthering Heights and Jane EyreThe Brontës are back in fashion – with a bit of help from Bella Swan. New films of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre will... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Cormac McCarthy ditches his typewriter

Author parts company with typewriter he has been using for five decades.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Borders administrator says it will recognise retention of title claims

MCR the administrator of Borders has said...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Statutory basis of library service 'outdated', says LGA

Wirral council's leader Steve Foulkes has...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Bookseller Survey: Cheaper e-books needed to drive digital growth

Cheaper e-books and the emergence of an Apple...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

RCW agent Miller turns author for Atlantic

Ravi Mirchandani at Atlantic has bought a...... More...

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Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

WHS chief Kate Swann's earnings dip

W H Smith chief executive Kate Swann had a...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

After five million words, the end of the road for Cormac's typewriter

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From: The Independent - News RSS Feed

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Kindle bestsellers: 'I, Alex Cross,' new titles by Crichton, Koontz

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From: The Independent - News RSS Feed

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Writers and typewriters: Barnes, Lively, Holroyd and Moggach

Julian BarnesI work on an IBM 196c and own two of them as their breakdown rate is high. Though nowadays I often first-draft by hand, and later type up on the machine. Then hand-correct again and again until the text... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Books of The Times: A Springsteen Band Mate Tells Stories, True or Imagined, Out of E Street

There’s not much that’s positive to say about this memoir from Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen’s colossal saxophone player.... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

A Christmas Rewrite, as Dickens Edits Dickens

Charles Dickens was in need of cash when he cranked out his beloved story "A Christmas Carol" in the six weeks before Christmas 1843. New Yorkers feeling hard times can sympathize. For the first time, they can also inspect his... More...

From: NYT > Books

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Cormac McCarthy to part with beloved typewriter

Veteran novelist to auction treasured portable that he bought in a pawnshop in 1963Hemingway stood before his to hammer out tales of men and bulls who were noble and brave and doomed, EE Cummings used his to innovate and discombobulate,... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Why shouldn't libraries sell books, asks minister

Margaret Hodge raises prospect of libraries expanding role beyond lending books in major reconsideration of policyLibraries risk sleepwalking through the century unless radical ideas are implemented, the arts minister Margaret Hodge claimed today, at the launch of a long-delayed, much-anticipated... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Stephenie Meyer takes bite out of bestseller chart

Book sales grew almost 16% week-on-week, but...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Berg makes Fashion link with OUP

Bloomsbury-owned Berg Publishers has signed...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Spiderwick author to Gollancz

Gollancz, Orion's sci fi and fantasy imprint,...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Ted Hughes should be honoured in Poets' Corner, says Seamus Heaney

Ted Hughes should be honoured in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey, the Nobel Prize winning writer Seamus Heaney has said.... More...

From: Telegraph Books

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Margaret Hodge defends late review at library launch

Culture minister Margaret Hodge faced...... More...

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Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Val Hudson to leave Headline

Val Hudson, non-fiction publisher at...... More...

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Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Borders booksellers launch petitions to save shops

More than 1,100 people have joined a "Save...... More...

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Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Crawford wins Saltire Book of the Year

Jonathan Cape author Robert Crawford has...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Amanda Ross unveils new Channel 4 Book Club

"Richard & Judy" producer Cactus TV has...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

H&H bookseller launches Dublin indie

A new independent bookshop has opened in...... More...

From: theBookseller.com

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Cause of Jane Austen's death not universally acknowledged

• New theory points to TB caught from cows• Author's demise at 41 has fascinated expertsIn her beguiling comic plots, Jane Austen often ridicules characters who fuss excessively about the state of their health.... More...

From: Books: Books + News | guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Debut novelist wins major literary award

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From: The Independent - News RSS Feed

Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

TB may have killed Jane Austen

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Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

Nabokov's incomplete work in Russia after New York, London

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Tuesday, 1 December, 2009

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