April 20, 2015
Lives and journeys lend themselves to narrative. But how do we turn a personal excursion…
A Perfectly Good Man is the new novel from Patrick Gale and the companion volume to his bestselling ‘Notes From An Exhibition’
The new novel from Patrick Gale, author of Richard & Judy-bestseller ‘Notes from an Exhibition’, returning readers to his beloved Cornish coastline.
“Do you need me to pray for you now for a specific reason?”
“I’m going to die.”
“We’re all going to die. Does dying frighten you?”
“I mean I’m going to kill myself.”
Last night (Monday 30th January), Jeremy Paxman was joined by Egyptian internet activist Wael Ghonim, author of Revolution 2.0.
Asking Wael what he thought the catalyst for revolution in Egypt one year ago was, Wael spoke about the role of the internet in exposing the lies told to the people by dictators.
Apple have chosen Revolution 2.0 as their book of the week on the iBookstore.
Revolution 2.0 is a unique insider’s story from the heart of the Egyptian Spring. Wael Ghonim gives unparalleled insight into why the Egyptian people finally rejected 30 years of oppression and found a voice.
In one of the most ambitious music projects in recent years, Southbank Centre will chart the history of 20th century classical music in a year-long festival of concerts, talks, films, performances and participation events throughout 2013 inspired by Alex Ross’ seminal book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century.
It was being reported on a number of celebrity and TV blogs that the stars would be joining Diane Wiest and Ewan McGreggor in the HBO adaptation of Franzen’s 2001 novel.
Gyllenhaal – star of ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘Dark Knight’ has been linked to the role of the Lambert’s daughter, Denise, while Notting Hill star Ifans has been attached to the role of the Lithuanian gangster who briefly employs Chip.
Great news! The Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee has been shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2011.
The shortlist is as follows:
The Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Fourth Estate)
Becoming Dickens by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Belknap Harvard)
When it comes to fruit and vegetable consumption, Britain comes near the bottom of the league, ranking 14th out of 19 countries in a review of eating habits.
According to the not-for-profit European Food Information Council, we typically eat about 258 grams of fruit and vegetables a day, that’s about two-thirds of the EU average.
This month we have re-issued the last four books in the Martin Beck Series, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. The new editions have great introductions from the likes of Henning Mankell, Lee Child and Nikki French.
All the titles are also now available as e-books and to get you started with ‘the godparents of Scandinavian crime’ (Jo Nesbo) we have priced the first e-book, ‘Roseanna’ at an amazing 99p.