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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-08-03

    It’s a Twinterview with NJ Cooper, the author of No Escape and many other fantastic works of crime fiction! We hear about what drives N.J. Cooper to write about the criminal underworld, what it’s like to spend a night in a prison, and why a healthy liver is an essential item if you are heading to a writer’s festival.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-30

    For connoisseurs of crime, there is only one unmissable summer event: the Theakstons Old Peculier Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. Ben Fowler reports on four days of shifty suspects, hard-nosed cops, fiendish mysteries, denouements in the library and other gory endings.

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  •  by Heidi Polk

    by Heidi Polk

    published on 2009-07-30

    Visually dazzling and beautifully shot, Coraline tells the story of a girl and her adventures in an alternate world. Heidi Polk introduces a masterpiece of literary adaptation from Neil Gaiman and the team behind Nightmare Before Christmas.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-22

    On Saturday 4th July, London-based literature organisation Spread The Word and independent bookshop, Foyles hosted

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  •  by Anna Lewis

    by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-07-21

    The former senior adviser to the late Yasser Arafat, Bassam Abu Sharif, launched his book Arafat and the Dream of Palestine at Al Saqi Books in London. CompletelyNovel were there with a camera and talked later to Bassam Abu Sharif. In this video he talks about the messages in the book and his hopes for the future of Palestine. This book is a first-hand account of the inner-workings of Arafat’s regime, the PLO, Fatah and the relationship that allowed Abu Sharif to encourage important strides toward peace.

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  •  by Ben Fowler

    by Ben Fowler

    published on 2009-07-08

    One of the biggest stories at this year

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  • CompletelyNovel.com finalists in competition to find the UK's most innovative small business by Anna Lewis

    CompletelyNovel.com finalists in competition to find the UK's most innovative small business by Anna Lewis

    published on 2009-07-08

    CompletelyNovel.com has reached the London heat of The Pitch 2009 taking place on Tuesday 16th July. The Pitch 2009 is a competition which ‘promises to offer a real taste of how resourceful UK entrepreneurs are reacting to current economic conditions, bucking the downturn with innovation and creativity.’

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  • Bringing Books to Life by Kerry Shale by Kat Matfield

    Bringing Books to Life by Kerry Shale by Kat Matfield

    published on 2009-06-26

    Kerry Shale, a man of a thousand and voices (almost literally), gives his insight into working as as an audiobook reader.

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  • In Praise  of Audiobooks by Kati Nicholl by Kat Matfield

    In Praise of Audiobooks by Kati Nicholl by Kat Matfield

    published on 2009-06-26

    Kati Nicholl, expert audio abridger, tells us about her history with audiobooks – from their earliest days as tape box-sets to today’s super-fast online downloads – and why she thinks they hold an irreplaceable place in booklovers’ hearts.

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  •  by Oliver Brooks

    by Oliver Brooks

    published on 2009-06-26

    Check out the competitions (Community > Competitions). You can vote for your favourite audio books of 2009 right now. Expect to see some book giveaways and lots more book goodies to win soon.

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