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Sep 16, 2022

The Atonement author answers your questions on why he continues to write to what he would do if he wasn’t a novelist

How does it feel for you to know that, when you finish and publish a novel, it gets to live outside your mind, it starts an independent life, begins to travel and change in the world? Maria
Do you know the sweet and celebrated dedication poem Chaucer wrote for his tragedy, Troilus and Cressida?

Go litel book ... He expresses the earnest hope ‘That thou be understonde I god beseche!

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Jul 28, 2022

Prize judges, writers and Guardian reader Russell discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

In this series we ask authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve been reading recently. This month, recommendations include excellent nonfiction about migration, immersive romance novels and a sharp account of the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us what you’ve been reading in the comments.

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Jun 30, 2022

Sinéad Gleeson, Gurnaik Johal and Guardian readers discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

In this series we ask authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve been reading recently. This month, recommendations include some brilliant short story collections, impressive Irish writing and an unflinching tale of war. Tell us what you’ve been reading in the comments.

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May 03, 2022

Women’s prize judge Lorraine Candy, journalist Sarah Shaffi and Guardian readers Kate and Saffron discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

In this series we ask authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve been reading recently. This month, recommendations include women’s prize shortlisted novels, a thrillingly-paced account of financial corruption and a 1980 Booker prize finalist. Tell us what you’ve been reading in the comments.

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Apr 05, 2022

Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Sana Goyal and Guardian readers Melissa and Joe discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

In this series we ask authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve been reading recently. This month, recommendations include a page-turning tale of a toxic relationship, a pocket-sized poetry pamphlet and an allegory of what it means to be alive. Tell us what you’ve been reading in the comments.

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Mar 03, 2022

From a failed attempt to dress as Hermione Granger to a Hungry Caterpillar who truly committed to the role, parents and former students on the mad dash to put together a literary outfit

A few years ago my son’s school organised a World Book Day in which pupils were asked to turn up in costume. Two kids turned up wearing full Viking outfits, complete with plastic axes and horned helmets. They looked brilliant. Only trouble was their parents had got the day wrong: they turned up in costume the day before the actual event, and as they had been dropped off by taxi, they had to spend the first part of the day in costume while their fellow pupils were in normal school uniform.
Phil Jones, Surrey

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Jul 07, 2021

We told you about our favourite page-turners and now it’s time to hear yours. These are the tomes that had you riveted

I absolutely devoured A Gentleman in Moscow during lockdown last year, probably because it’s on point for lockdown. During our recent power cuts, I ripped through Kate Grenville’s A Room Made of Leaves which was beautifully written and evocative. I’ve not read anything by her before but some of her other books are certainly on my list now. – Clodhop

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Apr 13, 2021

Bookshops hold a special place in the hearts of readers. With retail now open across the UK, we asked you to tell us about the bookshops you are longing to browse

“During the pandemic I have been really impressed by the team who run The Portobello Bookshop in Edinburgh. They ran an online book festival which was fun, a click-and-collect service when allowed, and moved quickly to provide an online service. I miss browsing, and the pleasure of finding new titles and authors. My husband usually goes one way, and I another and then we find each other, quickly checking we are not holding copies of the same book. The glee of children finding a book always makes me smile, and that has been missed over the last year. Above all, I miss just watching people in bookshops as they slip into that space where they are deciding ‘will I or won’t I’. Oh, what a dilemma ...” Richard Whitecross, Dunbar

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Dec 15, 2020

In a year made for reading, we asked for your highlights. From fiction to philosophy, sci-fi to crime, here are some of the best

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Nov 06, 2020

Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Adrian Tilley, 73, retired English teacher, Okehampton, Devon

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Oct 26, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

To start, jediperson has been reading the Halloween-suitable Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss:

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Oct 19, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

First, a report from lazalex, who has written in just before reading the last paragraph of John Steinbeck’s East Of Eden:

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Oct 12, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

To begin, an autumnal reward for einekleinenachtmusik who has been lulled by Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter:

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Oct 05, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Let’s start with some big hitters. FrogCDE has just finished Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi:

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Sep 28, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Let’s start with a classic. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Lolly Willowes has delighted lorantffy:

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Sep 21, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Let’s start with a beauty. Theothebook has been reading JL Carr’s A Month in the Country:

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Sep 14, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

“When all around is chaos,” says TomMooney, “pick up a Roy Jacobsen novel.” Specifically, White Shadow:

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Sep 07, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Let’s start with a big one. Cardellina has been enjoying The Lying Life Of Adults by Elena Ferrante:

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Aug 31, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

First, storm46 expresses “grateful thanks” to everyone on Tips, links and suggestions who recommended Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession:

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Aug 24, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

First, a journey into the past with Malunkey, who has been reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s Boudicca story, Song for a Dark Queen:

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Aug 17, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Let’s start with the mighty Beryl Bainbridge. booklooker has been enjoying The Bottle Factory Outing:

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Aug 10, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima (6 August 1945) and Nagasaki (9 August 1945). ChronicExpat provided suggestions for a literary pilgrimage to the cities:

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Aug 03, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

Let’s start in the American West: Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! has proved to be a keeper for PatLux:

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Jul 27, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

To start, a popular choice from RickLondon, who has enjoyed Candice Carty-Williams’ debut, Queenie:

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Jul 20, 2020

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Welcome to this week’s blogpost. Here’s our roundup of your comments and photos from the last week.

“I’ve just finished and enjoyed Fresh Water For Flowers by Valérie Perrin, translated from French by Hildegarde Serle,” says safereturndoubtful:

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