As much as we know you’d like to spend every waking minute following plays and tallying points and yelling at the referee, there’s always some dead point during the weekend when there’s no sport on TV and the weather’s too poor to risk a kick-about outside – at which point, what better substitute activity than to read a rollicking novel about sport, eh?
When readers think about literary food fiction, the inevitable spectre of Proust and the infamous madeleine is often invoked, or […]
Are you a reluctant reader? These classic books are equal parts accessible and fantastic, guaranteed to get your literary mind fired up.
Gender inequality sadly isn't top of the political agenda, so we're very happy to see the recent release of so many amazing books exploring the issues.
Above all else philosophy is about thinking deeply. If you're ready to expand your mind, here are the 10 best philosophy books to get you started.
Where do you get your fiction fix – the library? The local bookstore? Online? Well, it’s time to step it up a notch and visit some weird bookshops packed with literary wonders.
You’ve been working like a Duracell bunny all week on five different ad campaigns. Your Art Director has made your concepts look like bad expressionism and your Creative Director is questioning your copywriting talents with phrases like “did you go out drinking last night?” and “Maybe it was cool in the Eighties”. When the weekend arrives it feels like you’ve jumped aboard a lifeboat.
I always feel that even though my stories are strange, they are still in many ways close to reality. I think I can put most of them under five headings, although some belong in more than one category at the same time.
If you're not a writer, you probably have a certain perception of literary life. Take Hollywood. It just loves to portray the drink and drug addled escapades of wild writers like Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson and Truman Capote. Sadly, or happily, depending upon your liver, the truth is a little more mundane. Here's 15 universal truths, which I've unearthed from half a dozen years' banging at keys and gazing at a flickering cursor.
When most of us picture the past we imagine it in black and white. Hardly surprising when you consider the history of colour photography. Although the first colour photograph was taken way back in 1861 by Thomas Sutton (the Englishman choose a tartan ribbon as his subject), it wasn't until the 1970s that colour snaps became everyday. Consequently, colourizing photos is the only way we can closer to our fantastic ancestors.