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Great British Authors

As a tribute to the London 2012 Olympics and its slogan of ‘Inspire a Generation’, I thought it would be appropriate to list a new generation of ‘up-and-coming’ British authors. In 2010, The Telegraph ran a story on Britain’s 20 … Continue reading

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Publishing this week: 1

Who said the book industry is on the brink? OK, I did as did countless others, but ask Pippa Middleton and she would probably beg to differ. How about a £500,000 advance for writing a book on party planning and … Continue reading

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World Book Night 2012

What do Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Sophie Kensella’s The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox and David Pearce’s The Damned United have in common? The answer, in all likelihood, is absolutely nothing; except for the fact that they have been … Continue reading

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Amazon’s appetite for destruction: welcome to the jungle

Old news is still news. Or something along those lines. The unthinkable and unwanted, yet inevitable, happened on the 26th of October. News that booksellers, publishers and some book lovers had been dreading for the past four months: the Amazon … Continue reading

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The Booker Plight shortlist

It’s that time of the year again: whispers, murmurs and tedious droning about the quality of the Booker Prize shortlist which was announced this Tuesday. There’s just no way to please the sceptics is there? If you put all the … Continue reading

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