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Alan Bradley interview

I don’t read many mysteries. Perhaps five in my entire life and one of them was The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, which I read at the end of January. Alan is a 70-year-old Canadian in possession of a six-book deal stretching across three countries. A late bloomer perhaps? Sweetness […]

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AbeBooks on Twitter

I spent the morning getting signed up on Twitter. As AbeBooks’ resident technophobe (yes, I know I work for an internet company but still….), I have been putting off this day for a long, long time. People have been telling me about Twitter for eons and I’ve smiled politely and quickly changed the subject. Then […]

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AbeBooks interviews Jen Hadfield

Check out our interview with Jen Hadfield, who won the TS Eliot Prize for poetry earlier this month. Life has been whirl for this 30-year-old poet since winning the award in front of a packed house in London. Now she’s back in Shetland and adjusting to life as Britain’s brightest young poet.

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Win 25 PG Wodehouse novels

Check out our new PG Wodehouse competition on AbeBooks.co.uk for our customers in the UK. Twenty five Wodehouse novels are up for grabs. The books come from the Everyman Wodehouse Collection – the largest collection of P.G. Wodehouse’s works in print. Jeeves, Wooster, Psmith, Mr Mulliner and Lord Emsworth, they are all there. The dust […]

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Book a ride on the Bookride blog

The AbeBooks.co.uk Rare Book Room currently features an interview with Nigel Burwood from Any Amount of Books on Charing Cross Road in the heart of London. Any Amount of Books are not just one of London’s finest secondhand bookshops but they are also behind the excellent Bookride blog. Just a couple of days ago, I […]

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Collectible E Nesbit

Meanwhile in the Rare Book Room on AbeBooks.co.uk, we have a feature from Rare Book Review magazine about E Nesbit. As a child I never read The Railway Children but I loved The Phoenix and the Carpet.

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Collecting photobooks

Check out the latest feature in the AbeBooks.com ‘Rare Book Room – collecting modern photobooks written by Scott Brown, editor of Fine Books & Collections magazine. Lots of great recommendations.

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Book Club News: Pride and Prejudice

The AbeBooks’ Avid Reader book club is currently reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. We’re having a lively conversation on the AbeBooks’ community forums. It’s a great work of English literature and there’s so much to discuss. New-comers are always welcome.

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