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Five Things We Loved This Week

Five Things We Loved This Week

Our literary round up of the last seven days.

Posted on 25th September 2015 by Sally Campbell

1. A Deluge of New Releases –

When it comes to new releases, it rained books and tomes on Thursday. Not as catchy as raining cats and dogs, granted - but it was definitely a downpour.

Among the deluge of releases were: List of the Lost by Morrissey, the new David Walliams - Grandpa’s Great Escape, and A Year of Good Eating: Kitchen Diaries III.

In fact, there are tons of cookery books out at the moment  - you can find a list of the most exciting ones here.

2. Lists of note  –

Twelve non-fiction titles have made it on to the Samuel Johnson Long List (the most prestigious - and the most generous - non-fiction prize in the UK) and they couldn’t be more different: take a look. So much to learn, so little time…

Also announced was the longlist for this year's William Hill Sport Book of the Year award. Twelve books are vying for the title, hoping to score highly with the judges and not score an own goal. 

3. Prizes to be Won –

An other-worldly, glittering selection of Percy Jackson goodies, in Norse God-like proportions, are up for grabs at the moment. All you have to do is pre-order the signed edition of Rick Riordan's newest book Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer - and you will be entered into the competition.

And talk about exclusive - we have one, yes ONE, signed copy of David Gregory Roberts' Shantaram sequel The Mountain Shadow. And again, all you have to do is pre-order a copy now.You have to be in it to win it, and all that.

 4. A Little Dribbling with Bill Bryson  –

Just announced this week were two events with the legendary Bill Bryson! He'll be talking in Harrogate on the16th of October and in Cambridge on the 20th - accompanied for one night only be the equally legendary Richard E Grant.

5.  It's all a bit Peculiar...

We have signed editions of Ransom Riggs' Library of Lost Souls! These handsome editions come with new peculiar photographs. Read what strange goings on the children have to deal with next... this series is ethereal and wonderful in equal measure.

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