Ann Darnton

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The Tower

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Toyne<p>The much anticipated final instalment in the bestselling conspiracy thriller trilogy by Simon Toyne, author of SANCTUS: ‘Plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and wonderfully imaginative. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting' Kate Mosse. For all fans of Dan Brown.<p>AFTER THE …

This Week in Fiction: Jonathan Lethem

<i>This week’s story, “The Gray Goose,” follows the adventures of seventeen-year-old Miriam Zimmer over the course of one New York night, in 1958, after she hears the folk song that marked her childhood, Burl Ives’s version of “The Gray Goose,” performed in a teeming, smoke-filled club in Greenwich</i> …

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser – review

This is a novel unlike any other I have read. It begins with two perfect epigraphs, one from EM Forster and one from Elizabeth Bishop's poem …

WARP, Book One: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer – review

Some people think that if a work of art is commercially successful, then it can't be of high quality. There's an authors' rule of thumb that warns …

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer - review

The first book in the W.A.R.P series is a time-travelling thriller. It is set in both 1898 and now (2013). Chevron Savano is the F.B.I's youngest and …

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion - review

It is an event both feared and exalted by mainstream culture: the zombie apocalypse. In a world already crumbling under the immense weight of greed, …

The Accidental Husband

• <b>Author:</b> Jane Green<p>Jane Green's <i>The Accidental Husband</i> is a powerful story about two women connected by an earth-shattering secret.<p>Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever …

Emerson Remembered

On this day in 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson died, aged seventy-eight. Though Emerson’s last decade was one of increasing debility, the Sage of Concord …

King Arthur tales 'penned in Oxford chapel'

<b>A medieval tome which popularised the story of King Arthur is thought to have been written in a lost Oxford chapel.</b><p>Researchers now believe Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain was penned at St George's chapel, before it was demolished to make way for Oxford Castle.<p>Deeds from …

Ancient History

Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The Digital Public Library of America, intended to provide free open access to materials from libraries, museums, universities and archives across the country, launches at noon ET on Thursday. The project began as an …

The 10 best breakfast recipes

Warm grapefruit and orange with toasted coconut<p>An invigorating, caramelised, citrus fusion, mellowed with sweet, toasted coconut – a great start to …