18 Dec

Christmas at Battersea: True Stories of Miracles and Hope, by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

BookLife Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been operating as a charity since 1860. Over the ......
18 Dec

A Nightingale Christmas Wish, by Donna Douglas

BookDiva Many familiar characters are revisited, we get to know others better, and of course there are new patients who contribut...
18 Dec

Vietnam: Rising Dragon, by Bill Hayton

BookLife Hayton’s ultimate question is where next for Vietnam. It could as easily be a question for the whole planet....
18 Dec

Philip Kerr and The Road Less Travelled

BookNoir In 1993 Philip Kerr was selected as one of Granta’s 20-strong list of Best Young ......
17 Dec

Lucky For Some

BookNoir     James Patterson is among the richest most successful writers on the planet and yet ......
17 Dec

Mr B’s Awfully Big Adventure

BookHugger After eight years of successful trading at their award-winning independent bookshop in Bath, the owners ......
17 Dec

One Man’s War

BookChap As fair winds blow, the perfect storm of publicity powering anticipation of the movie Unbroken ......
17 Dec

An extract from The Islanders by Pascal Garnier

BookNoir It’s a few days before Christmas in Versailles. Olivier has come to bury his mother, ......
17 Dec

The Late Breakfasters, by Robert Aickman

BookHugger A very rare, disconcerting novel by the great Robert Aickman, finally again in print
16 Dec

Twists in the Tales with Gaiman & Riddle

BookLife Neil Gaiman is such a multi-talented literary artist that even longtime fans and readers of ......
16 Dec

The Physicist’s Wife’s Tale

BookHugger Soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity ......
16 Dec

Lulu’s Back in Town

BookDiva Lulu Taylor read English Literature at Oxford and after university, worked in publishing for several ......
15 Dec

Force of Hobbit

BookGeek Had he been around, Wagner might have bitterly resented JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the ......
15 Dec

The Wind in His Sales

BookLife A Book of Voyages by Patrick O’Brian Behind me in my office is a picture ...
15 Dec

Out with the old, in with the new!

BookHugger The new issue of nb newbooks – the print magazine for readers and reading groups – is ......
10 Dec

Anna Krien wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year

BookChap “Shock! Horror! Can a woman actually write about sport?” Such might be your conclusion from the breathless ......
09 Dec

Life, Love & The Archers – Wendy Cope

BookLife Wendy Cope’s flair for bathos first manifested itself in 1986 when Faber publisher her debut ......
09 Dec

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

BookChap Funny Girl, the new novel by Nick Hornby, covers many of Hornby’s familiar preoccupations: his ......
09 Dec

The Imitation Game & Alan Turing: The Enigma

BookHugger I first encountered Alan Turing when, as a Waterstone’s bookseller back in the 1980s, I ......
09 Dec

Staying the course – Rose Tremain

BookHugger Rose Tremain’s misfortune was to have arrived on the scene around the same time as ......
09 Dec

Jane Austen on a Salary

BookDiva The announcement that Harper Collins had plans to commission contemporary re-writes of all six of ......