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Life Lessons from Lucy – Smile!

Throughout September we're bringing you classic Peanuts strips from the new Peanuts Guide to Life series. This week, Lucy will be sharing her solution for a happier world. It could just work. Read more
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Meet the Man Booker Shortlist: Joshua Ferris

In the lead up to this year's Man Booker Prize announcements we'll be sharing brief interviews with the shortlisted authors - starting today with Joshua Ferris who has been nominated for his novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Read more
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In conversation: Andrew Marr

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr has already seen a tremendous amount of success for his informative and tremendously readable histories, but with Head of State he has written his first novel. Why, and what can we expect? Read more
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The Graveyard Directory

Sophie Hannah found inspiration for the name of Hercule Poirot's sidekick, in her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders, in a slightly unusual place. Read more
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Man Booker Prize 2014: The Shortlist

Will Howard Jacobson make it two for two? Will Ali Smith finally triumph on the third attempt? There's surprises and excitement aplenty as this year's shortlist for the Man Booker Prize is announced. Read more
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Read Fives and Twenty-Fives

Former US Marine Michael Pitre's powerful debut novel gives the reader not only a glimpse of the situation on the ground in Iraq, but also an insight into the effects the war has had on combatants returning home. Read more
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The Genius of Charlie Brown – Pencil Pal

Throughout September we're bringing you classic Peanuts strips from the new Peanuts Guide to Life series - and who better to kick things off than the Round Headed Kid himself. So here's Charlie Brown in a strip that feels pretty relevant right now. Read more
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A truly global prize

With just days to go until this year's shortlist is announced, Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, reflects on how with its new rules on eligibility the Man Booker Prize can finally bring us the greatest books written in English, from anywhere in the world. Read more