I Am Malala - cover reveal I Am Malala - cover reveal

Malala Yousafzai’s inspiring story has been retold for teens. It’s not in the shops until November but you can see the new cover and read the first chapter now! Malala Yousafzai was 10 years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime, women weren’t allowed to go to the market and girls couldn’t go to school. Malala fought for her right to be educated and,...

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, book review: A hyperreal portrait of human existence A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, book review: A hyperreal portrait of human existence

At over 700 pages long and littered with graphic descriptions of the physical and sexual abuse endured by the central character, Jude, as a child –and the trauma he suffers thereafter – in theory, Hanya Yanagihara's beast of a second novel shouldn't work.

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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Martial Bliss,’ a Loving Memoir About a Bookstore for Military Buffs

Margaretta Barton Colt’s self-published book details the 27-year life of the Military Bookman, a specialty antiquarian shop she and her husband ran on the Upper East Side.

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Esme Kerr's top 10 fictional headmistresses Esme Kerr's top 10 fictional headmistresses

School may be out but you can bet some of these headmistresses - think Miss Trunchbull - never take a break from terrorising their charges. From Malory Towers to A Little Princess, Esme Kerr picks the best and worst of fictional female headsIt is at the “majestic” Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for Young Ladies, set behind a “great iron gate” on Chiswick Mall, that we find Becky Sharp at the...

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Zbohom, Chenjerai Zbohom, Chenjerai

Keď som s ním v piatok 29. mája robila rozhovor, Chenjerai Hove sa skoro stále smial. A potom nečakane prišla správa, že 12. júla Chenjerai Hove zomrel.

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The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock review – monks and molls in London’s secret heart The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock review – monks and molls in London’s secret heart

A mashup of fiction and memoir recounts how Moorcock was torn between his suburban life and Alsacia, an inner-city realm which exists outside time and spacenever saw a boundary he didn’t want to cross, blur or dispense with altogether. So it stands to reason that, having played around with notions of time, space and genre, he should do the same with reality and fiction. The reality in is the...

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‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.

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Why our Man Booker longlist spans the globe Why our Man Booker longlist spans the globe

From Marilynne Robinson’s Lila to Chigozie Obioma’s The Fishermen, and from Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island, the chair of the Booker judges, Michael Wood, explains how focusing on quality brought diversity to the longlistBeen staying at home too much lately? Reading some of the novels on the longlist will change that. Do you want to retrace the Spanish...

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The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières, review: 'elegiac vision' The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières, review: 'elegiac vision'

Christian House enjoys Louis de Bernières' latest tale of scuppered love

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Jakub Ursiny, Dežo Ursiny: Ahoj Tato - Milý Kubo Jakub Ursiny, Dežo Ursiny: Ahoj Tato - Milý Kubo

V roku 1994 sa Jakub Ursiny presťahoval do bytu k svojmu otcovi Dežovi.

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