The Clash: Splitting books for movies: Good or god-awful?
The Clash: Splitting books for movies: Good or god-awful?

I loved The Hunger Games books, but that doesn't mean I want to see two hours of Katniss whining, writes Rachel Bache…

Books: Emma rework misses the point
Books: Emma rework misses the point

Emma: A Modern Retelling By Alexander McCall Smith (HarperCollins) Retellings of Jane Austen's classics have become a…

Book extract: Feels like home
Book extract: Feels like home

In an extract from a new book of photographs by Andris Apse, which pays tribute to the South Island, former All Black captain…

Graham Norton on boys and babies
Graham Norton on boys and babies

Coming out, being rich, feeling broody, getting drunk, dating when you’re famous and why a dog is better than a boyfriend…

Books

New Zealand's spice girls
New Zealand's spice girls

New Zealand’s own spice girls of cuisine tell Greg Dixon about eating their way around india, visa hassles…

Books: We know we are dying animals

Jean-Paul Sartre once said that the difference between human beings and other animals is that we know we are fastened to…

Books: An adventurous ramble through the canals

Early in 2009, Nottinghamshire lass Sarah Henshaw wrote to her bank manager, asking for a loan of £30,000 to help set up…

Books: Moving tale of a haunting life

Elspeth Sandys' fiction shows an attentive, lucid, modest writer. The same qualities distinguish this memoir. She was the…

Books: The lone wolf
Books: The lone wolf

Each year American novelist Richard Ford heads to Ireland to shoot woodcock. Robert McCrum joins him…

Pooh banned from Polish playground

Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his "dubious sexuality" and "inappropriate" dress.

Kiwi scriptwriter tells of Stephen Hawking script struggles

A New Zealand scriptwriter has told of an epic 10-year struggle to get a movie based on the life of Stephen Hawking made…

Sex, violence - and a bear

He may have a tendency to get into trouble but Paddington has always been the politest of bears. Now the creator of the…

Claim Carroll no child abuser

The contemporary image of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll means he is viewed as a social misfit with an unhealthy…

Books: New Keyes in time for summer
Books: New Keyes in time for summer

The Woman Who Stole My Life By Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph) It feels like Marian Keyes has thrown…

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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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