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Luminaries including Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs and Faye Kellerman have contributed to No Rest for the DeadIt’s the literary world’s version of consequences: from Alexander McCall Smith to Kathy Reichs, 26 bestselling crime writers have teamed up to …

Heather Christie launches new book by offering one-to-one readings over the phoneIt’s one way to connect with your fans: poet Heather Christle is launching her new collection by offering readers the opportunity to give her a call and hear her read a po…

This persuasive book about the label ‘chav’ makes a nonsense of the idea that Britain is now classless”Class is a communist concept,” Margaret Thatcher told Newsweek in 1992. “It groups people together and sets them against each other.” Just over a dec…

Anna Karenina on the beach, The Corrections in Patagonia, Death in Venice overlooking the Lido … Writers recall their most memorable holiday reads – what are yours?John BanvilleI came late to Henry James. In my teenage years I read some of the sto…

He had trouble publishing his explicit first book, but by 2004 he’d won the Booker prize. Alan Hollinghurst talks about living alone, the allure of the upper classes and why he’s not just a ‘gay writer’ any moreOne line from Alan Hollinghurst’s new boo…

Series based on The Ladies Paradise tells story of a young girl in 1890s working in department store after death of her fatherThe writer of Lark Rise to Candleford is to return to BBC1 with a new series based on French novelist Emile Zola’s The Ladies’…

Filtering at Hexham library blocks websites including Comment is free – I want to find out the extent of such access restrictionsComment is free, but in some places it is in chains; dictatorial regimes have a habit of blocking particular posts, as in…

Newcastle-based Seven Stories will receive assets of Enid Blyton Trust for Children, which is being wound upA £750,000 legacy from the much-loved Famous Five author Enid Blyton is to go to the Newcastle-based children’s books centre Seven Stories.The …

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