Robert Winston wins fourth Royal Society young people's book prize

TV academic’s Home Lab, a collection of scientific experiments that can be carried out at home, won over jury of young readersTV professor Robert Winston has proved he has the winning formula as a science writer for children by scooping the prestigious Royal Society young people’s book prize for the fourth time with Home Lab, a collection of scientific experiments that can be done at...

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Riddley Walker's post-apocalyptic Mr Punch

Deeply rooted in British culture, the anarchic puppet unsurprisingly caught the eye of American author Russell Hoban, and he gives him disturbingly vivid lifeRiddley Walker is an unusual book, written in a strange dialect, set in a mysterious, post-apocalyptic world and full of brutal, surprising and unsettling events. So it’s all the more striking that one of the very weirdest scenes in the...

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Bizzumbaw and heidbummers: why Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is better in Scots

JK Rowling’s wizard tale has been translated into 79 foreign languages, but this new version may just be the best of all is not a very good book. is terrific.The Scots version of JK Rowling’s debut, to be published this Thursday by Itchy Coo, is the 80th language into which the novel has been translated. But what is the point? After all, anyone who can read the book in Scots will already be...

dnes, 15:32
It's 'Truluv' when a widower and lonely teen connect in Elizabeth Berg's charming novel It's 'Truluv' when a widower and lonely teen connect in Elizabeth Berg's charming novel

In Elizabeth Berg's new novel, connections are made at the unlikeliest of places. A 3.5-star review of 'The Story of Arthur Truluv.'        

dnes, 18:16
Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.

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Edward Herman, 92, Critic of U.S. Media and Foreign Policy, Dies Edward Herman, 92, Critic of U.S. Media and Foreign Policy, Dies

An economist, he described a “propaganda model” of newspaper and TV network complicity with a government whose foreign policy was hypocritical.

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Helen Dunmore's final poems lead shortlists for 2017 Costa prizes

Inside the Wave, in which the poet reflected on her own impending death, joins diverse contenders in poetry, fiction, biography and children’s booksHelen Dunmore’s final poetry collection, in which the award-winning author contemplates her terminal cancer diagnosis and impending death, has been shortlisted for the Costa poetry award.The line-up for this year’s Costas, which set out to...

dnes, 21:30
Doctor's diary This is Going to Hurt wins public vote for book of the year

Adam Kay’s firsthand account, first published as a rebuke to the health secretary during the dispute with junior doctors, takes readers’ choice awardA doctor’s irreverent and heartbreaking diaries, published as a rebuke to the government in the pay dispute with junior doctors, has been voted the nation’s favourite book of the year. Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt came top in a poll of...

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Sodomy’s low profile in Lady Chatterley trial | Letters

It is not clear how many understood they were defending a book that centred on illegal acts that could draw severe prison sentences, writes Sue RoffIn 1960, heterosexual sodomy was illegal. But it was central to the plot of the third version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover that was on trial at the Old Bailey for being obscene. Oddly, the prosecution counsel, Griffith-Jones, made only a slight...

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