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Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead takes on The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead swirls up the dregs of the antebellum South of the United States for his sixth novel, The Underground Railroad. Re-imagining it with...
Paulo Coelho, The Spy featuring Mata Hari

Paulo Coelho The Spy hardback release brings Mata Hari back to life

The Brazilian master of inspiration has turned his attention to the story of Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan, Mata Hari, in his new novel,...
Alan Partridge: Nomad hardback

Alan Partridge: Nomad hardback and audiobook release takes Alan off the beaten path

Just when you think life couldn't hand you any more moldy apples, or mutant chickens, you get a beautiful moment of Toblerone reprieve and...
The Booker Prize longlist 2016

The 2016 Booker Prize longlist is announced

The 2016 Booker Prize longlist has been announced today (27th July 2016), kicking things off for another batch of hard-hitting novels to add to...
Les Misérables on BBC 1

BBC Les Misérables mini-series adaption on its way

Following on from the huge success and sprawling brilliance of the BBC's adaptation of War And Peace, mum will be turning its attention to...
Bruce Springsteen autobiography Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen autobiography, Born To Run, on its way

Bruce Springsteen's musical career dates back to the mid sixties, but his breakthrough didn't really happen for another decade of dedication, paving the way...
Ian McEwan Nutshell hardback release

Ian McEwan returns with Nutshell hardback release

Ian McEwan will be taking a very unconventional take on witness protection in his latest novel, Nutshell, which will be arriving on hardback later...
Emma Donoghue The Wonder (hardback)

Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder hardback release on its way

Best-selling novelist, Emma Donoghue, will be back on the hardback new releases shelf before the year's out with the arrival of her latest book,...
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter, The Long Cosmos

Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter release The Long Cosmos

Having given us trips through a multiverse view of Earth and Mars, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter are about to go one better in...
Irvine Welsh, The Blade Artist

Irvine Welsh dissects creative menace in The Blade Artist – Book review

In his new book The Blade Artist, Irvine Welsh has re-cut one of him most memorable characters to create a modern day dissection of...
Caitlin Moran, Moranifesto

Caitlin Moran, Moranifesto review

If you're lucky enough to have a surname that easily links up with the term manifesto, then you're morally obliged to condense your thoughts...
Women's Prize For Fiction 2016 Shortlist

Women’s Prize For Fiction 2016 shortlist announced

Reading a book is one of life's great pleasures as you're transported in new worlds that are as much unique to you and your...

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