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The 2011 Bad Sex Awards shortlist

Right up there for awards you probably don’t want to win as a writer, the Bad Sex Awards are given to the author who produces the most awkward, uncomfortable, and cringe worthy sex scene. The shortlist for this year’s awards have been announced and include Sebastian Barry, David Guterson, Jean Auel, Haruki Murakami, Dori Ostermiller, […]

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Famous Typos in Literature

They say to Err is human, and after researching this feature I would have to say that ‘they’ were correct. How many times have you been happily reading through a book only to trip over a hideous typographical error? It happens more than editors would care to admit and it drives some readers absolutely bananas. […]

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Salman Rushdie on Kim Kardashian

Salman Rushdie wrote a limerick about Kim Kardashian’s gong-show of a failed marriage. No, really.

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Berserk but Beautiful: Ralph Steadman’s Illustrations

Ralph Steadman is an English illustrator with a talent for caricature. His drawings have been called chaotic, frenetic and twisted. We call them weird and wonderful.

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Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Books

A selection of some of the funniest books, books that made us laugh out loud. Enjoy!

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Books signed by comedians

From legendary comedians such as Groucho Marx (a true bibliophile) to performers from the past decade like Simon Pegg, literature penned by stars of stand-up, sit-coms and comedy movies is plentiful. AbeBooks has autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, books for children and novels – all signed. I think out of all these books I would most like […]

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Fake Literary Personalities on Twitter

Best Literary Fake Twitter Accounts include Laura Ingalls Wilder and William Shakespeare.

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The Collectible, Nonsensical Dr. Seuss

Collectors of scarce, rare and collectible Dr. Seuss have come to the right place. We’ve compiled a selection of some of the choice items available for sale for the Geisel enthusiast. Most are first edition copies, in varying conditions, some signed or inscribed.

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New Weirdness: Visit the Weird Book Room

Do you know the Weird Book Room? We’ve just updated with six new finds, including our featured weird book this time around, “Ragnar’s Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives”.

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The Eerie Glory of Edward Gorey

From cats to bats, the ballet to fur coats, mustachioed villains and swooning heroines, Edward Gorey was one in a million. Explore.

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