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The young Pratchett

Kirsten Armstrong - Terry Pratchett's children's books editor - explains how his new collection of stories for children provides an insight to the development of his extraordinary imagination. Read more
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Yorkshire gets Sherlocked

What's the collective noun for a group of Sherlocks? We're going to go with "a deerstalker". Kelly Smith, from our Leeds Bookshop, writes in anticipation of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre's attempt to break the world record for the largest deerstalker of Sherlocks ever assembled. 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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Role Models: Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke, whose new book Her Brilliant Career charts the pioneering professional lives of ten extraordinary women in the 1950s, explains how her own career was influenced by a slightly unconventional role model... Read more