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Awful Auntie: Part 4

If you've been reading our extracts from David WalliamsAwful Auntie - which is out this Thursday - you're probably wondering how Aunt Alberta came to have a Great Bavarian Owl as a pet... Read more

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Why another book on Waterloo?

Bernard Cornwell's latest book may be a first foray into non-fiction, but he's in very familiar historical territory. So, why bother to write another book on one of the most famous battles in history? Read more

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Awful Auntie: Part 3

In our third extract from David Walliams' upcoming new book Awful Auntie we find out just how ghastly Aunt Alberta was even when she was growing up... Read more

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Awful Auntie: Part 2

After meeting Awful Auntie, Aunt Alberta, in our first extract from David Walliams' upcoming brilliant book, you may be wondering exactly why she's so horrid. Well, wonder no longer! Read more

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In conversation: Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey found tremendous success with his alien invasion novel The Fifth Wave, but - as he reveals in this interview to mark the publication of the second book in the series, The Infinite Sea, he came to write YA by accident. Read more

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Awful Auntie: Part 1

Have you got an Awful Auntie? No matter how bad they are, they're nothing on Aunt Alberta, as you'll find out in the first of four extracts from David Walliams' latest brilliant book! Read more


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“Even if you’re trained to hate, you can choose tolerance.”

El-Sayed Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League in New York in 1990, and went on to plan the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 from his prison cell. Thrown unwittingly into a life of anger, despair and intimidation, Zak Ebrahim, Nosair's son, was saved by the realisation that he had a choice. Read more


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10 things you don’t know about London

Martin Latham knows a thing or two about the capital - which is probably not surprising since he's the author of Londonopolis: A Curious History of London. To be getting on with, here's his ten truly surprising facts about the city. Read more
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The music of Where She Went

Have you read Gayle Forman's If I Stay? Seen the movie? Have you read the sequel, Where She Went? If the answer to all of the above is "YES!" then you're going to love Gayle's exclusive playlist of the music behind the book. Read more