May I introduce . . . Laurie Graham

Posted by Guy Pringle, 19th July 2012

Perhaps you’re already aware of Laurie Graham. It’s entirely possible being the inquisitive reader you are. But then again, I get the feeling she’s something of a well-kept secret. Ms Graham seems to have had a chequered career - the 12 books on her website (4 of which I’ve view...

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My how the time flies!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 18th July 2012

When I launched the search for a newbooks Book of the Year back in 2002 I thought I’d done well to keep the magazine going for 2 years. If I remember rightly, the award only came about because there was an empty page in the September/October issue that I needed to fill at short notice. And view...

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National Women's Register

Posted by Guy Pringle, 9th July 2012

I spent Saturday afternoon with 250 women at the NWR conference in Birmingham. I was the only man in the room, and they let me talk about books. For those of you who have met me you'll know it's not difficult to get me to do that but they listened very attentively and even joined in. In fact, they view...

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Betrayal by Gregg Olsen

Posted by Guy Pringle, 9th July 2012

I’ve been rattling through a clutch of young adult novels in the last few months, Betrayal being the latest and it’s right up there with My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, Saving June and Maggot Moon/I, Coriander – all books with much to commend them to adult readers and reading view...

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And our first poem

Posted by Guy Pringle, 3rd July 2012

Mandy is first again with her choice of poem:   The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then view...

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The Submission by Amy Waldman

Posted by Guy Pringle, 2nd July 2012

As well as picking up a laudatory review in a recent Guardian Review, Ms Waldman's book has today been announced as one of Waterstones next 12 titles in its quarterly Book Club.   Of course, newbooks readers are already able to claim a copy free (all we ask, as ever, is that view...

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