Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebury seals secret Second World War tale

Ebury has won a five-publisher auction for Svenja O’Donnell’s book about her grandmother’s secret life in Second World War Germany. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Little, Brown bags rights to Second World War tale Liberation

Little, Brown UK has acquired world rights for a fictionalised take on Second World War hero Nancy Wake, due to be turned into a movie by Anne Hathaway. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kylie Jenner's makeup makes her the world's youngest billionaire

Youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner reality TV family tops Mark Zuckerberg by two yearsKylie Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner American reality TV family, has become the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of just 21.Jenner, who grew up under the watch of TV cameras filming... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury pre-empts Binder's family-inspired Second World War novel

Bloomsbury UK and US have both pre-empted on the first novel by award-winning short fiction writer L Annette Binder, inspired by her own family’s experience under the Third Reich. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'I wanted the Waterstone’s stores to be the most civilised and welcoming places in the world'

In an extract from his memoir, Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone describes the early days of the chain's creation.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BuzzFeed loses 11 staff in Australia amid global job cuts

Reporter says every member of the news team received a letter about redundancies on Tuesday morningThe Australian arm of BuzzFeed will have to cut 11 staff as a global downsizing strategy targets 200 of the digital publisher’s international workforce.BuzzFeedOz news reporter Alice Workman said... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2018

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monitor staff picks the best 2018 nonfiction titles

Rick Bragg's 'The Best Cook in the World' and 'Enlightenment Now' by Steven Pinker were two of our favorites for this year.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Bath & Bristol Small Publishers’ event makes 'south west nexus'

The inaugural Bath and Bristol Small Publishers’ Gathering will take place this weekend featuring 28 presses, as the independents "break free of London’s gravitational pull". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Carroll returns to World War II with story collection

Faber Children’s Books has acquired a collection of short stories, set in World War II, by Emma Carroll. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan Children's Books buys debut World War Two story

Macmillan Children’s Books has bought a middle-grade book about a mouse whose home is bombed in World War Two by debut writer Anna Fargher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2017

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’

"When I arrived, nothing was broken. We had all the raw materials -- strong brands and great journalists -- but it felt like a bowl of spaghetti." The post Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Long Lankin' and 'The Mark of Cain' by Lindsey Barraclough

If you like 'Stranger Things,' you should pick up these two books by Lindsey Barraclough, says PW assistant editor Drucilla Shultz. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling's return to Harry Potter makes her world's richest author in 2017

As her wizarding world returns to the stage and screen, Rowling’s $95m pushes James Patterson into second place with $87mJK Rowling will need to reserve a particularly large vault at Gringotts bank after a bumper year for the Harry Potter novelist magicked her back to the No 1 spot on Forbes’... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hot Topic: World War II Books

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan's new film, 'Dunkirk,' here are three new titles in which everyday people fight to survive and commit unsung acts of heroism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein, which explores the destructive rise of Neoliberalism in the wake of 1960s social upheaval and global economic shocks of the early 1970s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Rampage' by Justin Scott

A thriller first published in 1986 and set in the world of New York real estate development reads as fresh now as when it came out. And not just because Trump gets a mention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Others' by Matthew Rohrer

Associate editor John Maher tells a ghost story and recommends Matthew Rohrer's otherworldly Russian nesting doll of a novel in verse, 'The Others.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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