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Book review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

A harrowing, but important read from debut novelist Fiona Barton. ...read more

Book review: The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

The Butcher’s Hook is a beautiful ode to the classic Gothic novel, one filled with all-consuming intensity, passion and romance. ...read more

Book review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

With a title like Luckiest Girl Alive, one assumes a happy escape, a beat-all-the-odds type tale which sees our heroine win at life despite major obstacles. This, however, is not quite that tale. ...read more

Book review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

A feisty and adventurous young heroine’s very existence is threatened by her father’s growing obsession with the past. ...read more

Funniest CVs ever

“Good day. My name is Pablo Mustafa. I am a former painting assistant to Jesus Christ and Takashi Murakami.” ...read more

Gangster’s paradise: why Cape Town’s gangs are thriving

Police efforts to curb gang membership and violence in Cape Town are failing. In an attempt to find a solution, a new book, Gang Town, by Don Pinnock turns existing theories on their head. ...read more

Book review: Updraft by Fran Wilde

An unusual coming-of-age story set in an utterly fascinating and imaginative world, Updraft is a beautifully written novel for fans of fantasy fiction. ...read more

Book review: Sorting the Beef from the Bull by Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple

A relevant and fairly easy to read book packed with fascinating facts that may have you looking twice at the contents of your dinner plate. ...read more

Book review: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

A mysterious man who walks backwards, a chimpanzee, and a road trip. These are the unexpected elements that draw together the three quizzical threads of the latest from the author of Life of Pi. ...read more

Book review: The Peculiars by Jennifer Thorpe

Brought together by their phobias, this group of misfits take on a brave new life. ...read more

Book review: The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan

A delightful little book simply meant for book lovers everywhere. ...read more

Book review: A Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

A tasty morsel of literature, Career of Evil keeps you guessing right until the end. ...read more

This book scared the hell out of me!

Our readers share the scariest books they've ever read. ...read more

10 of the most beautiful libraries around the world

These spectacular libraries will take any book lover’s breath away. ...read more

These illustrations from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets are simply to die for

If you loved the images from the first illustrated Harry Potter book, just wait until you see what the second book has in store for you. ...read more

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