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If you fancy a rendezvous with a half-cut Begbie, check out the latest Scottish rant novel from Booker prize-shorlisted novelist James Kelman.
How Pornoland inspired Martin Amis' latest novel, Yellow Dog.
Wrong About Japan is something of an oddity and, given that it comes from the pen of a double Booker prize-winning novelist, a bit of a...
Part travelogue, part cultural history, Where You're At sees the journalist and novelist Patrick Neate undertake a journey into hip...
Who won between Madonna and musical cyber-pirates? And is Richard Branson really a tightwad?
What would you give to learn how to write at the feet of your greatest literary heroes? Sam Kashner was an aspiring poet who, to the bafflement of...
Benny Poteat is a watcher. He watches from the sidelines, through car windows, from the safety of his house – but mostly Benny watches from...
Self-styled Underground philosopher Christopher Ross tells it like it is, through the eyes of a bottom-rung station assistant at Oxford Circus,...
Does Hari Kunzru get you shelf-cred? His latest book, Transmission, oozes edgy cool.
This first novel by Benjamin Markovits signals the arrival of a first-rate talent. The Syme Papers is an academic romance reminiscent of AS...
The Nation's Favourite is a collection of eyewitness accounts of Radio 1’s transition from the Smashy & Nicey days of old (well,...
Mars has always been a source of fascination, provocation and speculation within astronomical and scientific fields, but the scant information that...
Find out if Marilyn Monroe was 'truly schizoid'.
The London Scene is a beautifully packaged sequence of six essays that Virginia Woolf composed for Good Housekeeping magazine...
The measured decision to publish The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst's exquisite fourth novel, to coincide with the 25th anniversary...
Ch-ching!  It’s all about the benjamins, and it looks like Channel 4 knows that best. This book is a spin off from the pretty phenomenal...
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