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The Big Book Season: 25th September

We could describe this week as "a big day for amazing new books" but surely we could do better than that? Let's see what the thesaurus can do to help. How about "an abundant occasion featuring a prodigious range of novel literature"? However you want to say it - there's a ton of new stuff to read, so here are some of our favourites. Read more
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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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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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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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The Roald Dahl audiobooks experience

What does it take to make an audiobook of Roald Dahl's stories? How do you choose the perfect narrator? What about sound effects and music? And how do you bring it all together to complement a reader's own imagined version of such well loved characters and worlds? Roy McMillan - Audiobooks Producer - and Ravina Bajwa - of Penguin Random House Audio - reveal all. Read more
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What’s on your favourite writers’ Christmas lists?

What books are your favourite authors buying their loved ones for Christmas? We've snaffled Robert HarrisConn IgguldenVeronica Henry, Ian Rankin and Jacqueline Wilson's shopping lists to find out... Do NOT read if you are expecting a present from any of them. Read more
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Bringing Wodehouse to a new generation

Alongside the publication this week of a brand new Jeeves and Wooster novel, Jeeves And The Wedding Bells, written as an homage to P.G. Wodehouse by Sebastian Faulks, the entire back-list has been given a new look. Jacket designer Natascha Nel tells us how she approached the job, and shares some of her favourites... Read more
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The Book Clinic: Where next after Walliams?

Isabel Popple, lead bookseller at our Truro bookshop, answers your book-based questions to help you in your search for the perfect read. This week she's looking at what books young David Walliams fans can move onto once they've consumed all of his... Read more
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The Book Clinic: Too young for teen books

In a new fortnightly feature, Isabel Popple, lead bookseller at our Truro bookshop, answers your book-based questions to help you in your search for the perfect read. This week she's looking at finding great books for advanced younger readers whilst avoiding those teen titles which might not yet be so suitable... Read more