Ruth Jones: ‘My biggest disappointment? The Guardian's review of my book’

The actor and writer on mistaking Simon Callow for Stephen Fry, the joys of a foot massage and why it’s more important to splash out on a bed than a carBorn in south Wales, Ruth Jones, 52, trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. In 2000, she appeared in Fat Friends with James Corden; the pair went on to write and appear in the Bafta-winning series Gavin & Stacey. She published her first novel, Never Greener, earlier this year, and is currently starring in The Nightingales at the Theatre Royal Bath. She is married to producer David Peet, has three step-children and lives in Cardiff.What is your earliest memory?Being in my pushchair and scribbling black Biro on the seat – my inner vandal coming out at an early age. Related: Sue Perkins: 'My guiltiest pleasure? I like to dance to the BBC News 24 theme tune, preferably nude' Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ruth Jones to embark on UK book tour this May with Fane

Ruth Jones will be embarking on a UK tour to celebrate the publication of her new novel Us Three in a collaboration between Fane and Transworld. The tour, combining a Fane-produced theatre tour with bookshop events organised by Transworld, will comprise seven dates across the UK. It begins at... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A year in review: E-book sales fall for all but one of the UK’s biggest publishers

It was another year of digital contraction for the UK’s biggest publishers, who experienced a second consecutive year of declining ebook volumes in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book review: 'The Guardians: An Elegy' by Sarah Manguso

In reckoning with her friend's suicide, the author pulls readers into that empty space where loss and grief reside.The Guardians: An Elegy Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: The new Trump book, plus book reviews and news

For book lovers and politics fiends, 2018 has gotten off to a bang with the early publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff. Welcome to the new year! I’m Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter. THE BIG STORY Excerpts from “Fire and Fury” that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'New York Times Book Review' Adds Excerpts to Digital Reviews

The 'New York Times Book Review' will now add excerpts from the first chapter of books being reviewed to a select number of reviews it publishes digitally. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Books in the Media: Children's books account for 4.9% of review space

Children's books account for just 4.9% of review space, despite making up a third of the market, according to data from Books in the Media.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New L.A. book fair LitLit comes to Hauser & Wirth presented by L.A. Review of Books

Book lovers! Sign up for the new L.A. Times Book Club for upcoming author events » The Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers are bringing a brand-new book fair to Los Angeles next month. LitLit, the Little Literary Fair, will premiere July 20 and 21 at Hauser &... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Book reviews: Book of Cohen and A Dream of Italy

REVIEWS: David Cohen explores his famous namesake, Leonard, in Book of Cohen. Plus Nicky Pellegrino's latest. Continue reading at Stuff

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AdoramaPix photo book review: A great tool that creates beautiful, hard-bound books

If you live in New York City, you might be familiar with the professional photography shop Adorama in lower Manhattan. The company has taken its photo printing to the web with AdoramaPix, where you can order prints and create various products, including photo books.Whatever Adorama learned... Continue reading at PC World

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Books: The library fire, a criminal family, reviews and book news

Hello! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Although Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker, she lives in Los Angeles part-time, and for the last six years has been writing a book that investigates a mystery many of us... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: Theodore Sturgeon's overlooked centenary plus reviews and book news

Hello I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with our Books newsletter this week. THE BIG STORY This year is Theodore Sturgeon’s centenary, and if you’re wondering “who?,” you’re not alone. Once widely read (and still beloved in some science fiction communities, as a few on Twitter pointed out to me)... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, writing my last newsletter from our Spring Street address — next Friday we’ll be packing up for our new digs in El Segundo. THE BIG STORY When I saw that Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors David Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg had... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: Festival of Books preview with Junot Diaz, Lawrence Wright, Lucy Jones and more

Hi, I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg. I’m writing this after the L.A. Times met our soon-to-be owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Friday and I am looking forward to the new era at our paper. I caught up with him afterward and invited him to the L.A. Times Festival of Books next weekend. I don’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'New York Times Book Review' Announces Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2016

The 'New York Times Book Review' has revealed the 10 titles on its 64th annual list of Best Illustrated Children's Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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January 2016: Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

The January 2016 selection of reviews from BlueInk Review includes a science fiction novel set in space and a children's picture book about families. The post January 2016: Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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December 2015: Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

The December 2015 starred BlueInk Reviews of self-published books include upbeat romance, a WWII novel and a spy thriller. The post December 2015: Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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September 2015: Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books. The post September 2015: Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Dutch Book Review of Books on Racism Lost in Translation

A debate has ensued over the use of an illustration of a man in blackface and a headline using the "N word" in a review of several US books on racism. The post Dutch Book Review of Books on Racism Lost in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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