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Review of the Year 2014: Part Two

In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014. Read more
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Book Clinic: Books to make your toes curl

Want to get in the mood for Halloween? Are the ghosts and ghouls queuing up outside your front door? This is the perfect time of year to keep your younger readers entertained with some witchy goings on or send a chill down an older child’s spine with a creepy tale or two… Read more
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Book Club: PIJ’s world

Finnish author Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinenhas shares the inspiration behind his tale of a town more obsessed with literature than sport. Sounds appealing! Read more
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A Monster With a Badge

Comic writer and novelist M.R. Carey, author of our Book Club book of the week The Girl With All The Gifts, explains why he thinks the scariest kind of evil is the kind that comes from inside. Read more
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Authors take the #IceBucketChallenge

It's the charitable craze that's taken the internet by ice-cold storm--er, wave. Amanda Stevenson clues us in on some of the book world's finest who, among the A-list celebrities, politicians, and your Facebook feed frenzied friends, have taken the #IceBucketChallenge for ALS... Read more
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The Glorious Gollancz Festival

A festival in a bookshop? Rob Chilver was amongst hundreds of book-lovers as they descended on Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday night for the first ever Gollancz Festival.  Spread over two rooms, this celebration of science-fiction and fantasy featured author readings, panels and question and answer sessions. From mooing at Neil Gaiman to a bizarre zombie wedding, there was really something for everyone. Read more
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Ultimate Writer: The rise to glory

The final battle is drawing ever closer now, and as our two survivors Neil Gaiman and Stephen King make their way towards each other though the literary universe to meet in a cosmic and terrifying clash of words, we take a look at just how they got here. Read more
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Introducing our Summer Book Club

Say it quietly - Summer is (sort of) here! What better way to celebrate than picking up a new book? Our new Book Club selection promises something for everyone - from sparkling fantasy debuts, to short stories from a Nobel laureate - and everything in between. Read more
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What we’re reading: 16th April, 2014

Our booksellers share some of their favourite books of the moment...
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Twauthors – The best authors on Twitter

It’s no surprise that authors have taken to Twitter, an almost entirely text-based medium. With Stephen King joining Twitter the other day and taking all the attention, we thought it only fair to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite authors who have been tweeting long before King decided it was time to further enrage Jonathan Franzen. And, it should go without saying, #ff. Read more