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06 December 2007
This volume brings together stories by 23 writers from both sides of the Atlantic. Many "home" names will be familiar,...
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15 January 2007
The most famous dinner-party game in literary history took place in 1816 at a villa near Lake Geneva rented by Byron...
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26 June 2006
In recent years, the short story has been the victim of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Low sales have caused almost all...
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08 May 2006
John Egan's life is dominated by unsettling contrasts. He has the physique of a man, but is only 11. His mother is...
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10 April 2006
Publishing a first novel has never been more difficult. This is partly because of the huge number of aspiring writers,...
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13 February 2006
The subtitle of D J Taylor's new novel - "a Victorian mystery" - is more revealing than it appears. It describes not...
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24 October 2005
The basic plot of Anthology of Apparitions is both simple and familiar. Claude Boudin, a balding, middle-aged Parisian...
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18 July 2005
No one could say this first novel lacks a wide potential readership. Based around a match-day attack by al-Qaeda on the...
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07 February 2005
Stephen Amidon's new novel is set at the beginning of 2001 in Totten Crossing, an affluent Connecticut suburb. In...
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20 September 2004
The young male characters in Matt Thorne's novels (usually socially inept journeymen with a decent line in bemused...