F SCOTT Fitzgerald would have found his one-liner, "There are no second acts in American lives," eloquently invalid in South African terms. That PJ Powers is back on top of her game is a brilliant statement of South African resilience and the ... BDlive, 4 weeks ago
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By Sophie Hannah and Agatha Christie We're in the midst of an epidemic of celebrity pastiche novels, with results ranging from the dire (Sebastian Faulks as P.G. Wodehouse) to the passable (Sebastian Faulks as Ian Fleming), their dignified forewords ...USA Today, 1 week ago
FREE TO AIR Chronicling WWI through the experiences of six real people, this series offers illuminating accounts from each of their perspectives. Using diaries, letters, newspaper reports and books, as well as dramatised re-enactments, it fleshes ...WA Today, 2 weeks ago
If anyone had told me before I moved to Los Angeles that it was a city of great bookstores, I would have said they were nuts. I grew up haunting the bookstores along Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Moe's. Cody's. Shakespeare & Company, all within ...Los Angeles Times, 2 weeks ago
The winners of Britain's oldest literary awards were announced on Saturday at an evening event during the ongoing Edinburgh International Book Festival. British writer Jim Crace won the James Tait Black Prizes' fiction category prize for his novel ...China.org.cn, 4 weeks ago XINHUA - Britain's oldest literary awards unveiled in Edinburgh Namibia Press Agency, 4 weeks ago
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A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker prize-winning novelist are the winners of Britain's oldest literary prizes, awarded by the University of Edinburgh. Author Jim Crace and biographer Professor Dame ...STV.tv, 4 weeks ago Crace and Lee claim literary prizes Yahoo! UK and Ireland, 4 weeks ago Oldest book prize winners unveiled BBC, 4 weeks ago
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Almost all of my reading at home is adult, sometimes connected with children's books, sometimes not. I have just finished a fascinating book, Inside the Rainbow: Russian Children's Literature 1920-1935, Beautiful Books, Terrible Times, a group of ...PublishersWeekly.com, 1 month ago
Pierre Ryckmans, a Belgian-born scholar of China who challenged a romanticized Western view of Mao Zedong in the 1960s with his early portrayal of Mao's Cultural Revolution as chaotic and destructive, died on Aug. 11 at his home in Sydney, ...Globe and Mail, 1 month ago
Humans, says Inga Clendinnen, are a mystery, a construct of their own making, stitched together from random fragments of deceptive memory and recent experience - "a preposterous hodgepodge, uniquely arranged". With 80 years of life behind her to ...WA Today, 1 month ago
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