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BOOKISH NEWS Hi, and welcome to our news feature, in which we highlight and discuss some of the news that has been big in the bookish world this week Gender and Books Although some of us would like it not to be so, it seems an unavoidable fact that gender is tied in with what people are expected to read. Now one of those bookish studies that we all love suggests that gender is also linked with how much we read, with men often preferring to watch adaptations of books rather…

Knockout

NEW SERIES ALERT From the wrong side of the tracks… Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.  The one person she can’t forget… Jamison…

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BOOKISH NEWS RIP Sue Townsend The author who created the famous (infamous?) Adrian Mole, has died aged 68. Sue Townsend passed away on Thursday after a stroke. As soon as the news broke, tributes for the bestselling author rolled in from such people as Sarah Millican, Caitlin Moran and Steven Mangan – who played Mole in the TV adaptation. Townsend was born into a working class family and did not have the most auspicious of starts and although her books later made her rich and famous, she never forgot those early…

Prudence

NEW SERIES ALERT If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her? Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy…

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BOOKISH NEWS Hi, and welcome to our news feature, in which we highlight and discuss some of the news that has been big in the bookish world this week. Bookstore Says Ebooks Will Decline The founder of bookstore chain Waterstones has predicted that ebooks will soon go into decline in the UK, despite the story they have caused in the past couple of years. He told the Oxford Literary Festival that paper books will remain popular for years: that is hardly a revelation – after being a form of entertainment for…

Free Agent

NEW SERIES ALERT When it comes to crafting happily-ever-afters, the Agency is the best in the land of Kingdom. The Fairy Godfather Grimm can solve any problem—from eliminating imps to finding prince charming—as long as you can pay the price… Working for Grimm isn’t Marissa Locks’s dream job. But when your parents trade you to a Fairy Godfather for a miracle, you don’t have many career options. To pay off her parents’ debt and earn her freedom, Marissa must do whatever Grimm asks, no matter what fairy-tale fiasco she’s called…

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BOOKISH NEWS Hi, and welcome to our news feature, in which we highlight and discuss some of the news that has been big in the bookish world this week. The Winds of Winter Teaser George R R Martin fans may be eagerly awaiting the premier of season four of Game of Thrones but they will soon have something else to keep them happy as the author reveals a before unseen excerpt from upcoming novel The Winds of Winter. He reveals a little about his writing process as he says that the new…

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