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Taking The Long Way Round

The next installment in our Man Booker Prize Longlist coverage is a candid and amusing account by longlisted author Ian McGuire of how he came to write The North Water. After a chance discovery of a little-known book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, McGuire abandoned his original idea for an altogether darker premise. 

10 things you never knew about Georges Simenon

Everything you ever wanted to know about Georges Simenon, author of the Maigret novels, but were too afraid to ask…

Children's Book of the Month: Arsenic For Tea

Our February Children's Book of the Month is the intriguing Arsenic For Tea. Author Robin Stevens reveals her obsession with crime novels and introduces her Wells and Wong mysteries.

Review of the Year 2014: Part One

Another year is coming to a close, but oh, what a year it's been! In this, the first of three posts, we take a look at the book highlights from 2014, from January to April.

Bring on the Vikings

Richard Lee explores Viking themed fiction, on the eve of the British Museum’s gargantuan new exhibition...

Pulp! The Classics - a gallery

A new series of books re-imagines some of your favourite classics with a brand new - yet vintage - look...

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