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Making Fierce Conversations Count - In Business and in Life

Colin Hunter | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

Continuing the theme of last month's interview with Tim Brown, I have once again re-visited my shelf of inspirational leadership books. This month, Ha...

Booked a Film Again?

David Hynes | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Hynes

Is it me or does every film nowadays seem to be based on a book? For the last few years the most acclaimed films seem to be a conveyor belt of adaptations. Crossover between the book and film world is an old story of course but has the extent of adaptations actually been intensified during the last few years?

The Good Opinion of Others

Pam Warren | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Pam Warren

So apart from the PR and marketing of your book how else can you get it noticed in the wider world?

Book Review - A Country Too Far

Lucy Popescu | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

A Country Too Far, co-edited by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, is a timely attempt to set the record straight about asylum seekers in Australia, to counter the negative media propaganda and to protest at the government's treatment of them.

Book Review: Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

Kate Lawson | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

From a series of constantly updated photographs with anecdotes beneath them, posted across his Tumblr and Facebook pages, as well as his official website, HumansOfNewYork - photographer Brandon Stanton is now as familiar to the visual landscape of the place they call "The Big Apple".

Miles Cameron, Red Knight Author (Interview)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The popularity of the fantasy genre continues unabated as the success of the TV show Game of Thrones amply demonstrates. Now comes Miles Cameron's The Fell Sword, the second in his Red Knight series.

Living With Pain? Book Review: 'Mindfulness For Health' by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

Collette Walsh | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Collette Walsh

Mindfulness For Health by Vidymala Burch (and Danny Penman) is written in a really helpful and engaging format with easy-to-follow sections too. The language is straight-forward, human and gobbledygook free.

Kate McCann To Attend Libel Case In Portugal

PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann faces further agony today as she attends a Portuguese court for the start of the family's libel action against ...

The World's Greatest Wildlife Photographs Revealed

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

A new book bringing together the work of 10 of the world’s greatest wildlife photographers for the first time is to be published by the Natural Hist...

Five Worst Royal Baby Tie-ins

Marianka Swain | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianka Swain

In what can only be described as adding insult to injury, the Ham & High reported a badly injured cyclist being taken to St Mary's Hospital, "where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth". The bizarrely inappropriate royal reference has since been removed from the article.

A Beginner's Guide to Boy Nobody

Sarah Wharton | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Wharton

Action-thriller Boy Nobody is the first in a trilogy of young adult novels by Allen Zadoff about a teen assassin, brainwashed by The Program to be a perfect, emotionless killing machine - imperceptible by the authorities because he's just a kid.

Author Profile: Coralie Colmez

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

Coralie Colmez's idiosyncratic combination of Gallic good looks, quiet intellect, a warm, unassuming personality, and an ultra cool dress sense that veers between hipster and high fashion is magnetic.

Book Review: The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

As the earth slows, our protagonist, a teenage girl, falls in love for the first time. Set against the backdrop of a dying world, the story is a time capsule, the reader's reaction heightened because we know that inevitable doom awaits.

Book Review: 'Math On Trial' by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

Math On Trial is a study of several criminal cases where flaws in mathematical and statistical calculations and their analysis led to incorrect verdicts of guilt or innocence. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book!

No ORDINARY GRACE: The Stunning New Novel From NYT Bestseller William Kent Krueger

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

A really great book with a wonderful, pitch perfect voice. I very much recommend it.

Book Review: The Trebor Story by Matthew Crampton - A Surprisingly Sweet Read

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

In this cut-throat, every-man-for-himself age, this thorough history and analysis of a respected and profitable company of the past proved excellent, timely and wise reading.

A Novel Written by Lunchtime?

David Prever | Posted 01.04.2013 | Home
David Prever

Gordon E. Moore's famous computing law - which sees processing power roughly doubling every two years - has pervaded every area of our lives. Nothing worthwhile is worth waiting for, which is a dreadful shame.

Review: Without Warning - John Birmingham

Alice Charles | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Birmingham quickly establishes his high-concept premise - and then goes precisely nowhere with it. Lots of questions are raised but never fully explored nor answered. Indeed, Without Warning feels very much like a six-hundred page set-up for the other two books in the trilogy.

Writer's Corner: Aita Ighodaro Discusses New Novel

Emma Gannon | Posted 31.12.2012 | Home
Emma Gannon

You know the types of books that you pack in your suitcase, itching to start reading before your holiday begins but you know you should wait until you can fully immerse yourself?

Material World - The Modern Craft Bible

Naomi Thompson | Posted 29.12.2012 | Home
Naomi Thompson

As well as all this damn usefulness Perry's journalism background shines through. She drafts in Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry to slog over the 'art versus craft debate', and the book has an overall clarity consistent with a good communicator and wordsmith.

From Paper to Screen - the Story of the Adapted Screenplay

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

What if the Lord of the Rings was never made into a trilogy? What if the Harry Potter series never saw a screen audience? If you are one of the many who consider these movies milestones in filmmaking, then you might also agree that these were great books too.

OFFICIAL TRAILER: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

Kate Lawson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Famed for painting her office at Vogue red (her fav colour), she once remarked, "All my life I've pursued the perfect red. I can never get painters to mix it for me. It's exactly as if I'd said, 'I want Rococo with a spot of Gothic in it and a bit of Buddhist temple".

Salman Rushdie and the Magical Realism of Terror on Art

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The background: January 2012, A thriving local Indian literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which gets visiting authors like Irvine Wel...

Is It Possible to Dislike The Hunger Games?

Selina Wilken | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

The Hunger is upon us! You can't go anywhere these days without hearing talk of The Hunger Games premiere, and all the raving about how amazing the books and movie are. Only a few valiant souls still resist the madness, but us who've already caved know that it's only a matter of time. Right?

How to Succeed as a Writer Before the World Ends in 2012

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

What follows are not New Year's resolutions, they are a writer's determinations which happen to be made at this time of year.