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21 October 2021
Meet Horror author Guenther Primig
If you were to sum up the writing of renowned horror author and screenwriter Guenther Primig, you could describe it as cinematic, singular, and supremely sinister. In 2019 he first ...
18 February 2013
Top 50 Worst Books of All Time!
Since the top 50 books to read before you die I thought it only fitting that I do a list of books to avoid! Goodreads.com posted this list, which consists ...
29 January 2013
The Writing Smithy with Sarah Hymas and Jenn Ashworth
For those who are not familiar with The Writing Smithy, can you tell us a little bit about it in your own words?The Writing Smithy is an independent literary consultancy. ...
15 January 2013
Female First pick- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The book is set in Afghanistan in 1975 and centres on a boy of twelve called Amir the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who wants to win the local ...
9 January 2013
Angela Topping’s Author pick- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Set in Sussex, England, the novel centres around a group of young school students. The central character and narrator, Kathy, who is now 31 years old, tells the tale of ...
Never Let Me Go
14 November 2011
Top Christmas Reads 2011
There’s nothing better on Boxing Day than opening the pages of a fresh book, lovingly given to you by someone for Christmas. But for those of us planning to give the ...
10 May 2011
Brian Stanford Talks Somerville
Brian Stanford makes his literary debut with his novel Somerville, which blends fiction with historical fact. I caught up with the author to talk about the novel, his inspiration behind the ...
11 November 2010
Top Christmas reads 2010
Log onto this live webTV show where Jonathan Ruppin will be sharing the big must - reads for Christmas There’s nothing like curling up on the sofa with the fantastic book ...
11 November 2009
Someone has died suddenly
A new book to help children who are suddenly bereaved is being launched Wednesday 11 November, as research reveals that schools are struggling to support bereaved pupils and need more ...
10 October 2009
Marge Simpson Playboy Cover Girl
Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson is the first cartoon character to adorn the cover of Playboy magazine.The November issue sees Marge posing on a chair with the distinctive Playboy Bunny logo.It ...
7 October 2009
Hilary Mantel Wins Man Booker Award
Hilary Mantel is the 2009 Man Booker Prize winner for her historical novel based on Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell - Wolf Hall.Mantel, 57, took the award ahead of five ...
16 September 2009
Top Selling The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown's follow-up to the Da Vinci Code has sold more copies in its first 36 hours of UK release than any other adult hardback novel, say ...
21 August 2009
Smoothest Literary Heroes
Ian Fleming’s fictional secret agent James Bond is in a league of his own as far as the smoothest literary heroes of all time are concerned, while 101 Dalmations’ leading ...
26 June 2009
Sophie Kinsella Q&A
Sophie Kinsella series of Shopaholic novels cemented her as one of the most popular chick-lit writers and this popularity was cemented by a big screen adaptation of the first Shopaholic ...
27 March 2009
Female Book Worms Leave Men Trailing Behind
New research shows that females are prolific readers and real ‘Page Turners’ while men drag behind as ‘Slow Worms’ who just can’t seem to get through a book. Nearly half (48%) ...
8 January 2009
Comparing autobiographies of the young and old
With the announcement that Leona Lewis is to write an autobiography for release later this year, it stands to question just how many years’ experience really warrant the need to ...