Avon sails off with Dorricott's lighthouse tale

Avon Books has sailed off with The Lighthouse, a “terrifyingly gripping” novel from author and bookseller Fran Dorricott, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 20:55:30 UTC ]
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Avon snaps up tale of Dorset ghost village

Avon Books has signed a two-book deal with debut author and former journalist Lorna Cook, including a novel inspired by a ghost village in Dorset. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tales of The Handmaid’s Tale

How The Handmaid’s Tale keeps going, with Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, and novelists Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter. Continue reading at Slate

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‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ — about to get a reboot — is the perfect Christmas tale

The classic adventure story mirrors the holiday season — weeks of madcap action and inner turmoil that usher in a morning of gladness and goodwill. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Books in the Media: Dolphin Junction by Mick Herron sails into the top spot

Dolphin Junction by Mick Herron (John Murray) was the most reviewed fiction book this week as it was mentioned in the Guardian, New York Times, Telegraph and Times. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Avon takes two more in Cornish Girls series from Walker

Avon Books has acquired two more saga novels from author Jane Holland, writing under the pseudonym Betty Walker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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John Murray picks up Milton's 'exhilarating' Stalin tale

Historian Giles Milton's "exhilarating" wartime story Vodka with Stalin: The Allied Mission to Wartime Moscow has gone to John Murray. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Looking for a seasonal tale of mystery, murder and ghosts? Here are 9 books just for you.

You can’t beat Holmes for the holidays. Also, Victorian Christmas ghost stories for those cozy nights by the fire. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Born Black and poor in Stockton, he was mayor by 26. Michael Tubbs' memoir tells the tale

Out this week, 'The Deeper the Roots' is an intimate, personal story of defying odds, helping others do the same and making history along the way. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Wilbur Smith, best-selling author of African adventure tales, dies at 88

His novels — filled with bloodshed and bodice ripping — sold more than 140 million copies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ken Follett’s latest epic is a cautionary tale of global catastrophe

Follett’s ‘Never’ is a credibly detailed and alarmingly plausible story about a world hurtling toward nuclear war. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Naomi Krupitsky’s ‘The Family’ is a mafia tale with a unique perspective

Filled with sharp descriptive details of New York City, the focus here is on homes, church, school, and the lives of women and children. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Riverrun picks up 'subversive' tale from Vaye Watkins

Riverrun has acquired Claire Vaye Watkins’ I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, a "subversive" novel narrated by a woman experiencing post-partum depression during a publicity tour which takes her back to the places of her childhood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rock Stars and Author Trading Cards: Tales from a Decade of Bookstore Events

For more than 20 years, I worked at the Booksmith, an independent bookstore located in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. For half that time, I ran the events program. I worked with publishers in selecting authors, creating a monthly schedule, and banging the drum to make sure... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The post-apocalyptic world of Joy Williams’s ‘Harrow’ reads like a cautionary tale

Williams’s urgent novel takes place on the shore of a rotting lake, where a group of eco-warriors has gathered. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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“Write the tale that scares you . . . I dare you.” Michaela Coel has some writing advice for us.

On Sunday night, I May Destroy You showrunner Michaela Coel won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. In the context of yet another melanin-deficient awards show that had people tweeting #EmmysSoWhite, it was refreshing (and simultaneously frustrating) that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Amazon Charts: One August Night sails into the top

Victoria Hislop's One August Night (Headline) has climbed 15 places to hit the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one spot, as its Kindle price dropped to 99p. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Flashing blades, secret passages, mistaken identities: ‘A Gentleman of France’ is a classic adventure tale

Stanley J. Weyman’s 1893 novel is right up there with Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Lauren Groff’s hands, the tale of a medieval nunnery is must-read fiction

“Matrix” dramatizes a remote period while making it somehow relevant to our own lives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Puffin lands 'heart-warming' tale of family with two mums by Jeffs and Davey

Puffin has landed a "heart-warming" picture book about a family with two mums, written by Lotte Jeffs and illustrated by Sharon Davey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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