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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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Irvine Welsh goes soft

I remember when Irvine Welsh was a rebel author – now he goes to Starbucks and drinks green tea. Wuss! (Actually, it’s a great interview, click through and discover why he doesn’t go to nightclubs anymore) But he is so mild-mannered and calm and lovely, it is hard to equate the man that sits in […]

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Philip Hensher talks about ‘The Northern Clemency’

Philip Hensher drew from his experience growing up in Sheffield, England to write his book The Northern Clemency. The novel  set in 1970′s Britain,  painting a portrait of the country’s social landscape during the Thatcher era, was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Hensher’s earlier book, The Mulberry Empire was longlisted for the Man […]

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