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Book review: The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

2014-12-08 11:07

An enchanting little novel of hope and apple tarts, mixed with splashes of magic realism.

Book review: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

2014-12-08 10:59

Betrayals, alliances and magical exploits are the name of the game in this high fantasy novel.

Book review: All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry

2014-12-08 10:47

The story of young girl’s journey of healing following the events that led to her abduction and subsequent return.

Book review: Behind the Door: The Oscar and Reeva Story by Barry Bateman and Mandy Wiener

2014-12-08 10:33

Journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman, the authority on everything #OscarTrial related, give us the closest version of events possible.

The Vagenda: A ZERO Tolerance Guide to the Media

2014-12-08 10:33

This book calls out the need to, not just ask for, but demand a media that is representative of who women really are.

Books we want to read again for the first time

2014-12-07 07:15

Which book do you wish you could dive into as if you’ve never read it before? We asked, you answered.

The Ultimate Guide to Orgasm for Women

2014-12-03 00:00

Explicit content: Ladies, are you tired of being left high and dry during sex? It's time to get up close and personal with your lady bits.

Who would you choose to date? The fireman, the sexy sculptor or the aristocratic Italian?

2014-11-25 14:39

Which option will you choose in this choose your own erotic adventure novel penned by local author Helena S. Paige?

Crappest CVs ever

2014-11-09 07:00

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

Why I gave my books away

2014-11-05 09:21

It’s incomprehensible that people would want to get rid of their book collection, and yet this is exactly what one reader did. Here’s why.

Reneé Zellweger fired because of her new face?

2014-11-03 16:39

There’s a rumour that Zellweger’s drastic facial transformation might cost her the next Bridget Jones movie. We think it’s ridiculous.

An open letter to Lena Dunham

2014-10-28 12:34

‘We both adore Taylor Swift and we both wear panties (sometimes even granny ones).’

10 books we're loving right now

2014-10-27 09:56

From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month.

Book review: Rachel’s Blue by Zakes Mda

2014-10-20 11:33

The pressure of a small town community helps build tense twists and turns into the latest novel from acclaimed South African author Zakes Mda.

Author John Grisham apologises for child porn comments

2014-10-17 17:00

US author John Grisham has apologised for comments he made to a British newspaper that not all men who look at child pornography should be sent to prison.

Book review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

2014-10-17 15:17

Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice is a book that deals with slut shaming and clearly demonstrates how crowd mentality brings out the worst in people.

Book review: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version edited by Philip Pullman

2014-10-17 15:17

Snow White isn't woken by a kiss, Cinderella doesn’t have a fairy godmother and the princess didn’t kiss the frog prince.

Book review: The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver

2014-10-17 15:17

Eva Weaver perfectly captures the atmosphere, the horror, and the suspense surrounding the events of World War 2 in her novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw.

Goodbye Reeva - you'll never be forgotten

2014-10-16 10:13

Reeva Steenkamp’s death left a deep void in the family, a fact that was only driven home when they gathered together to bid her a final farewell.

Neil Patrick Harris reveals how he lost his virginity as he launches his new book

2014-10-14 19:00

Neil Patrick Harris admits he was left feeling humiliated when he lost his virginity as the girl just left afterwards and didn't want to date him.

 

The Vagenda: A ZERO Tolerance Guide to the Media

2014-12-12 07:00

This book calls out the need to, not just ask for, but demand a media that is representative of who women really are.

Book review: Not That Kind Of Girl By Lena Dunham

2014-12-08 11:03

In the words of Hannah Horvath, Lena Dunham is “…the voice of our generation… or at least a voice of a generation”.

Book review: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

2014-12-08 10:59

Readers who sat up all night reading The Shining Girls and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy will happily do the same with I am Pilgrim.

Book review: Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle

2014-12-08 10:47

Some of the best historical fiction focuses on peripheral characters, whose lives are equally buffeted by the squalls of history as those of more celebrated people.

Book review: Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

2014-12-08 10:33

The Brat Prince is back… But should Anne Rice have left sleeping demons lie?

Book review: The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes

2014-12-08 10:33

Marian Keyes has a unique ability to find the twist of dark humour in her characters’ darkest days, and she is on song with this uplifting, highly entertaining novel.

Books we wish we could read again for the first time

2014-12-04 15:20

Which book do you wish you could dive into as if you’ve never read it before? We asked, you answered.

Mockingjay is finally here and we loved it!

2014-11-21 15:11

The girl on fire burns brighter than ever as she takes on President Snow and his oppressive regime in the first instalment of the conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy.

Holiday read: ‘Pieces of Silver’ shines

2014-11-10 14:56

This major new novel brings into sharp focus the involvement of the Nazis with the Silver Arrows Grand Prix in the run-up to the Second World War. Great holiday read!

Crappest CVs ever

2014-11-06 15:51

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

Reader opinion: 4 reasons why I’ve decided to give my books away

2014-11-04 11:40

It’s incomprehensible that people would want to get rid of their book collection, and yet this is exactly what one reader did. Here’s why.

Reader book review: Tease by Amanda Maciel

2014-10-30 14:20

If you’re looking for a book that tackles and highlights the dangers of bullying and harassment, then you should get your hands on a copy of Tease.

A reader's open letter to Lena Dunham

2014-10-28 11:53

‘We both adore Taylor Swift and we both wear panties (sometimes even granny ones).’

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Book review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

2014-10-21 09:49

A seductive and imaginative urban gothic fantasy novel that warps the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and transforms it into a world that you’ve never known before.

Goodbye Reeva - you'll never be forgotten

2014-10-19 07:00

Reeva Steenkamp’s death left a deep void in the family, a fact that was only driven home when they gathered together to bid her a final farewell.

Book review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

2014-10-17 15:17

The Miniaturist is an atmospheric, dark and absorbing portrayal of what greed can do to men and women.

Book review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

2014-10-17 15:17

Told mainly from the perspective of an inmate who remains unnamed until the end, this book explores the harsh reality of life in prison.

Book review: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

2014-10-17 15:17

As can be expected in one of Lawrence’s novels, bloodshed, carnage and large-scale destruction is never far away.

Book review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

2014-10-17 15:17

A bit like one of his earlier novels, Norwegian Wood, The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki confronts those intense, bordering obsessive friendships we cultivate as teenagers.

France's Patrick Modiano wins Nobel literature prize

2014-10-09 13:33

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

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