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The 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist

It’s been too long since I last posted and, for various personal reasons, this probably isn’t the best time to start again. Who knows, maybe it is. My plan moving forward is to have more, shorter posts, which should be … 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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New Year, New Publishing

With all my New Year’s Resolutions broken before I even had a chance to have a proper go at them (too wet to go running, sourdough starter didn’t take, drinking, it turns out, is a day-to-day necessity, et cetera) I … Continue reading

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Festival of Ideas: Jonathan Safran Foer

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of this event as I have been a devoted carnivore my entire life. The closest I have ever come to being a vegetarian is living in the same house as my sister, who … Continue reading

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