‘Book Bites’ for Thursday 7th November 2013

Leafing through the pages - Over at the Paris Review website, debut novelist Amy Grace Loyd tells us why she has a thing for squirrelling away tree leaves between the pages of books. You know, that's one of the reasons I love physical books as … [Read more...]

Shortlist revealed for 2012 Charles Taylor Prize

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Tony Parsons becomes Heathrow Airport’s latest writer-in-residence

Novelist Tony Parsons has been commissioned to write a collection of short stories based on the people who work and travel at Heathrow Airport. Due to be published in October by Harper Collins, the collection, called Departures: Seven Stories from … [Read more...]

Reading Journal: Wednesday 18th November 2009

And so my journey through Presence (Bloomsbury), the collected short stories of Arthur Miller continued first thing this morning with a read of Miller's 1951 short story, Monte Sant' Angelo. The story, which first made it's appearance in Harper's … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Thursday 7th May 2009

Harper Collins make a daily feature of their backlist - Here’s a nifty idea from Harper Collins - a new website that focuses solely on titles from their back catalogue. Simply called BACK•LIST the new site will, in their own words, “feature an … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Two recent acquisitions that make me go mmm…

There are a couple of books which I’ve received lately that have really taken my fancy as far as their cover designs go. I’m so enamoured by them that I thought I’d share the passion, and file them under a quick ‘Cover Love’ post. The first is … [Read more...]