Book review: The Bright Side of My Condition
Book review: The Bright Side of My Condition

The charming title of this book is a quotation from The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe.

Book review: Northanger Abbey
Book review: Northanger Abbey

Val McDermid's Northanger Abbey is the second stage of The Austen Project, for which four writers have been invited to produce…

Book review: Incredible Luck by Don Brash
Book review: Incredible Luck by Don Brash

Don Brash's autobiography, Incredible Luck , is proof aplenty that when it comes to forging a successful career in politics…

Brash's Brethren meetings - no regrets
Brash's Brethren meetings - no regrets

Don Brash devotes all of three paragraphs to the Exclusive Brethren in his 330-page autobiography despite his dealings with…

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Travel book review: The World's Great Wonders
Travel book review:  The World's Great Wonders

No continent is left out in this roll call that names sites as diverse as the Great Pyramid of Giza…

Who is illegally downloading?

Better-educated New Zealanders are more likely to pirate content online, a survey has found. The Horizon Research online…

New biography explores the genius of John Updike

During his lifetime, John Updike was acclaimed as one of the greatest writers of his generation, the poet laureate of middle-class…

Writer-environmentalist Peter Matthiessen dies

Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests…

Book review: Present, correct and fun
Book review: Present, correct and fun

Few things please me more than discovering a wee gem by a writer I've never come across before. United…

My happy place: Carole Beu - owner, The Women's Bookshop

My happy place is The Women's Bookshop. I have spent almost every day of my life here for the past 25 years. I love being…

Book review: Arctic Summer

On December 19, 1910, a few months after the publication of Howard's End, E. M. Forster began sketching out the plan for…

Women's Bookshop: Just loving what they do

When Carole Beu opened the Women’s Bookshop 25 years ago, she didn’t realise she would be creating something much bigger…

Kirsty Wark: From fact to fiction

BBC journalist Kirsty Wark tells Stephen Jewell about her debut novel, and how it feels being the subject of the critics…

Light-speed trading leaves regulators behind
Light-speed trading leaves regulators behind

We have a quaint image of share trading as comprising a group of young men with slicked-back hair, brightly…

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Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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