Exploring the Double Felix

Karen Argent enjoys Double Felix by Sally Harris and illustrator, Maria Serrano and finds a "good school story with a twist."

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Going Underground

Revisit the New York disco underground of 1970 -1980 - it's the only way you're going to get into Studio 54!

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A bookseller's letters home

David Batterham's Among Booksellers is a record of his book buying trips to Europe captured in his letters back to his good friend, artist Howard Hodgkin.

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George Orwell’s 1984 has been ‘pulped’

Who would have guessed that there is so much fun to be had from cheap pulp fiction book jackets? We take a look at what's been done to make George Orwell's 1984 a must have for that long train journey.

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The joy and power of books as gifts

Terry Potter reviews Robert Macfarlane's essay The Gifts of Reading and discovers a powerful, personal experience of how giving books as presents can be life changing.

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