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The cross-Channel ferry story is nonsense – but the flight to Africa is entirely credible
Legal and character questions can't stop New York publishers offering top dollar for Knox's story
Seventeen Equations that Changed the World is a bible for our times
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Strivers hate the slackers and fantasists. What they don't realise is that WE hate THEM
Dickens was a great writer, but if children aren't reading him it's not the end of the world
When the last internet bubble burst it was all about debt. This time it's all about YOU
Printed books are 'hated by capitalists', says author, but serious readers prefer them
What a story of priests and corpses, of glamour and decay, can tell us about the world we live in now
The bookshop has the right to change its name, but some will always remember the apostrophe fondly
The kinky sex was a big mistake. For the genuine full-frontal Sherlock Holmes, read the stories
Contemporary novelists might be letting us down - but who wants to read about people just like us?
The creator of St Trinian's who survived Changi prison and the Burma railway has died in France
Theoretically, it's a book about how to give a party. But we all know how to give a party
Seattle student takes on Washington lawyer Robert Barnett to get her a book deal
Sarah Lund in The Killing is a very special detective. But the bar has been set high by Sherlock Holmes
'Understanding rhetoric is probably the most vital tool any of us can possess'
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