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Great books that publishers rejected – quiz

Man Booker winner Marlon James says he was turned down 78 times before getting published, and his long search for recognition is not unique. Find out how much you know about the history of literary rebuffs with our quiz on the great rejected books<p>1. Whose novel was rejected as “Overwhelmingly …

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M Train by Patti Smith Review

Unfolding from the hazy edges of a dream, Patti Smith’s <i>M Train</i> is a memoir that blends a lifetime of scattered memories with the small, comfortable …

A New Tom Petty Biography Reveals His Late-Life Struggles With Heroin Addiction

An upcoming biography about Tom Petty has revealed a rather startling fact about his past: in the 1990s, he struggled with heroin addiction.<p>The biography, simply titled <i>Petty: The Biography</i> by Warren Zanes, reveals many details about the musician’s life, perhaps the most stunning of which is a …

Music

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Science Fiction

Watch a Ferocious French Bulldog Chase Away Two Large Bears

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Margaret Atwood: 'I set myself a schedule of three to five pages a day'

Man Booker-winning novelist Margaret Atwood explains how her dystopian visions of future are always inspired by the real world<p>The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a post-crisis US twisted by religious fervour into a totalitarian theocracy. In the MaddAddam trilogy, religion is a political tool used by …

New edition of TS Eliot poetry challenges perceptions of his sexuality

Erotic poems written for his wife are among previously unseen works by Nobel-winning poet to feature in definitive edition, out from Faber in November<p>The sex life of TS Eliot has traditionally been seen through the prism of his unhappy first marriage and the dysfunctional portrayals of sexuality in …

John Peel: 'If something has me confused, I want to play it on the radio'

Somehow I always associate John Peel with the word “nice”. A long as I can remember he has been calling everything nice. Hamsters are nice. Malayan seven-string guitars are nice. The Pig is nice. So is walking in the park. Nice. Really nice.<p>VD isn’t nice, but then he didn’t say it was. “I had clap …

Bon Scott Biography Planned for Fall Publication

A new biography promising to offer an inside look at the life of former AC/DC singer Bon Scott— through the eyes of "three of the people who knew him …

Classic Rock

I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny review

Tender and insightful look at life of a standout musical talent who died tragically early<p>Sat, Sep 26, 2015, 00:54<p>Like a signal losing strength with …

Book review: ‘Deep South’ by Paul Theroux

For purposes of full disclosure, I live down here, my people having arrived in the Deep South around 1800 from Ireland. So I’m always a little …

19 Reasons The Nintendo 64 Is The Greatest Console Of All Time

N64 is love. N64 is life.

'Total bull': Into Thin Air author's opinion of Everest movie

Journalist Jon Krakauer, who was on the catastrophic 1996 climb, derides his portrayal in Jake Gyllenhaal-starring film<p>Jon Krakauer, the journalist who survived the catastrophic 1996 expedition on Everest that resulted in multiple fatalities, and whose subsequent book Into Thin Air became a …

Good Night and Good Riddance: How 35 Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life by David Cavanagh review – a bravura work

A biography of John Peel that weaves its way through 265 of his shows is a masterwork of close listening and scholarship<p>More than 10 years after his untimely death, John Peel – as an idea, a symbol, a cluster of fonder-than-fond memories, perhaps a reproachful ghost – still exerts a spell over the …

Old Empire Motorcycles Tempest

My historical RAF aircraft knowledge is at best, hazy. Indeed it is an education that has come almost exclusively from the machines of Old Empire …

Unsung heroes: the brave dogs who fought in WWII

Would you send your pet to war? Reams of once secret documents have revealed the heroic deeds of the British dogs recruited in the fight against Adolf Hitler<p>In May 1941, during the dark days of the Second World War, a few small adverts started appearing in the columns of various press publications …

10 Best Plants You Can Grow Indoors for Air Purification - Page 3 of 3

9. Weeping Fig<p>The weeping fig is one of the world’s most popular houseplants that helps eliminate harmful chemicals from indoor air. It is effective …

Lavender Scones, Cinnamon Rolls, and Kombucha Mimosas: Recipes for a Surprisingly Healthy End-of-Summer Brunch

When <b>Claire Thomas</b> and <b>Laurel Gallucci</b> of Los Angeles–based bakery Sweet Laurel, designer <b>Jenni Kayne</b>, and florist <b>Kristen Caissie</b> of Moon Canyon get together for brunch, two things are certain: The tablescapes will be on point (think eucalyptus leaves and Farmhouse Pottery ceramics) and the food will …