Adaptations: The Wolf of Wall Street

Matthew O’Donoghue continues his series on big screen adaptations with a look at  The Wolf of Wall Street and (a)morality tales - there's also an extract from the book itself to enjoy... Read more
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Top tips for writing

Struggling to get your ideas down on paper? Or have you already written your magnum opus and wonder what to do next? Best-selling author Cathy Glass shares some top tips for writers... Read more
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JFK 50: JFK’s Last Hundred Days

Today, we're reconstructing the events of John F. Kennedy's assassination with extracts from two books - one fiction and one non-fiction. Here's our first extract, an account of the morning of 22nd November 1963 from Thurston Clarke's book, JFK’s Last Hundred Days... Read more
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Questionable Integrity: Part 3

QI's James Harkin and John Lloyd have mixed up a final five facts, ending up with something quite silly, if still quite interesting. Descramble them to win a signed copy of their new book 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop... Read more
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Questionable Integrity: Part 2

QI's John Mitchinson and John Lloyd have mixed up another five facts, with hilarious consequences. Descramble them to win a signed copy of their new book 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop... 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

The Return of Crap Towns

Sam Jordison, co-author of the really rough guides to the UK, is back after a hiatus of almost ten years and, as he tells us here, it's about time...  Read more

I am Malala

A year ago, a sixteen year-old was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt as she travelled home on her school bus. Today, Malala Yousafzai's publisher Arzu Tahsin explains why I Am Malala is a memoir of an extraordinary individual which demands your attention... Read more
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Mark Kermode: Hatchet Job

Through his blog, tweets, columns, books, radio and television programmes and podcasts leading film critic Mark Kermode has an enviable audience of millions. Our own Dominic Kennerk spoke to him about his latest book, Hatchet Job, which investigates and celebrates the current position of film criticism in an internet age crowded with enthusiastic amateurs... Read more

Mad About the Lad

As the nation awaits the return of nineties' heroine Bridget Jones next month, Alwyn Turner, author of A Classless Society, takes a look at the writing that defined the decade... Read more