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The Complete Sherlock Holmes

• <b>Author:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle & Robert Ryan<p>The complete collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales, both long and short, compiled together for the first time by Simon & Schuster.<br>This fantastic collection is accompanied by an exciting new introduction from Robert Ryan, a writer whose …

Afghanistan: The War After the War

The attempt at talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban appears to have broken down for the moment. This is not unexpected, and is not …

25 Famous Authors’ Poetic Descriptions of Paris

Happy Bastille Day! It’s the 224th anniversary of the storming of the famous Paris prison, which helped dismantled France’s repressive monarchy. If …

How Reading Books Helped Me Deal with My Parents' Divorce

My parents divorced during my last year of college. Though it didn't come as a surprise - they'd been arguing for as long as I could remember - it still came as a shock.<p>The arguments were something I'd mentioned only to my close friends and to my sister, who'd come into my room and wrap her arms …

Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine - review

Lucas Swain finds himself in a taxi office at 5 am after a late night with his friends. When he enters, he notices a strange urn lying on the shelf. …

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead - review

Miranda and Sal had been best friends since they were in nappies. They would walk back home from school together every day and hang out at their …

Biohackers by Alessandro Delfanti – book review

Open. Be it the open of open policy, open government, open data, science, access, markets or sesame, it's one of those words that's used more than it …

How well do you know the United Kingdom?

To mark the launch of the new Saturday night BBC quiz show, I Love My Country, Gavin Fuller has set a quiz to find out just how much you really love the United Kingdom.<p>How much do you love your country? That's the question forthcoming BBC One quiz show asks its celebrity contestants. I Love My …

10 Of The Most Cryptic Texts In The World - Flavorwire

There are manuscripts that defy our technological progress -- books composed of undecipherable languages and unknown symbols.<p>Read more on flavorwire.com

All the Longing Left in the Body

It could be you stopping me, the fluorescent bulbs harsh in the women’s restroom after the dingy light of the highway for more than a hundred miles, …

Literary Pseudonyms - quiz

Topics<p>Anne Brontë<p>Emily Brontë<br>• Mark Twain<br>• JK Rowling<br>• Charlotte Brontë<br>• CS Lewis<br>• quizzes<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Share on …

Goodbye to Twitter Village, Part II: Lessons Learned

<i>This is the second part of a two-part essay on writers and Twitter. The first part is here. The essay also appeared in full on</i> The Daily …

JK Rowling's crime novel becomes bestseller

JK Rowling's crime debut has topped sales charts after it emerged she had secretly written the novel under a false name. She was outed as the writer …

Book News: J. K. Rowling’s Pen Name, Writers in Paris

J. K. Rowling has been revealed as the author of the widely praised “début” crime novel “The Cukoo’s Calling.”<p>“The Magna Carta has become one of those items that has transcended its original meaning, to become something for everyone.” Peter Aspden on evolution of the symbolic meaning of the Magna …

50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit

If you’re like us, and you hear that you’re in an area that is home to a place that has any little bit of literary historical significance, you have …

Mark Twain

JK Rowling's book ruse is a cautionary tale for unknown writers

When JK Rowling published a crime novel under a pseudonym earlier this year, she didn't have to worry about sales. The book did quite well for a …

This Week in Fiction: David Gilbert

<i>In this week’s story, “From a Farther Room,” a man wakes up after a long night of eating and drinking to discover a vomit-like baby on the floor beside his bed. Did you start working on the story with that image in mind?</i><p>“Vomit-like baby.” Sort of hard to recover from that phrase. But yes, I started …

Best beach book summer reads: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

<i>Welcome to Guardian US summer reads. Each Monday until Labor Day we'll give an award to celebrate a new book that suits your summer mood and plans.</i> …

Afghanistan: What Pakistan Wants

To understand Pakistan’s position in the conundrum of Afghanistan’s future, it is necessary to understand that in certain respects, Pakistan and …

On apologies: Finding Canada in a forgotten corner of a Paris bookstore

<i>This summer, expat Craig Taylor is rediscovering his homeland through the Canadiana collection of the Abbey Bookshop in Paris's Latin Quarter.</i><p>"I remember it's snowing in the story," one person said. "It's set in winter."<p>"On the Prairies," another friend said. "There's a farm? There's maybe a …