Arthur Ross Book Award 2022 Shortlist

Arthur Ross Book Award 2022 Shortlist Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The shortlist for the Arthur Ross Book Award 2022 was announced on Wednesday. Endowed by businessman and philanthropist Arthur Ross in 2001, the award recognizes the contributions of non-fictional to the understanding of foreign policy.

The Muslim Vanishes by Saeed Naqvi - Book Review

The Muslim Vanishes by Saeed Naqvi – Book Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Muslim Vanishes is probably the most political fiction since Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence. Saeed Naqvi brilliantly captures the underlying crux of the growing Hindutva extremism in the country. While the author propagates more than a few controversial viewpoints, the primary objective of this unique play is right on the button.

Farside – Everybody Has Another Side - Book Review

Farside – Everybody Has Another Side – Book Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes The story of Jaishankar Krishnamurthy’s and Krishna Udayashankar’s Farside is as simple as the title sounds. The book is what a good eight-part Netflix series could be about. It’s got it all – greed, gambling, blackmail, escorts, and politics. If you’re looking to spend a chilly winter Saturday at home, Farside could give you good company. Here’s …

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The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt – Book Review

The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt – Book Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Delicate Storm is a beautifully written novel and I would easily recommend it to someone who’s just started reading. The novel is simple in its language for a young reader to comprehend, and the 450-page length assures that it has enough depth to quench an enthusiast’s thirst.

Ramachandra Guha Wins the Howard Milton Award 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned historian Ramachandra Guha is the recipient of the coveted Howard Milton Award for Cricket Scholarship 2021. Guha won the award for his recent book, ‘The Common Wealth of Cricket’, published by HarperCollins India late last year. The book has received high critical acclaim and has cemented its place as one of the best cricket …

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New book on M K Gandhi assassination by Appu Suresh and Priyanka Kotamraju

HarperCollins Announces News Book on Gandhi’s Assassination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house HarperCollins India announced on Monday a new book on the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The book, titled ‘The Murderer, the Monarch, and the Fakir’ is penned by investigative journalist Appu Suresh and Cambridge scholar Priyanka Kotamraju. According to the official announcement, the book will hit the shelves on October 01, 2021. …

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The Painted House by John Grisham - Book Review

The Painted House by John Grisham – Book Review

Reading Time: 6 minutes John Grisham may have written The Painted House in 2000, but the book will make people cry or at least choke even a hundred years from today. It’s that good! After reading Calico Joe a few years ago, this was the second Grisham novel, and I totally understand why he is counted among the best …

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In Defense of a Book Store – Moral Responsibility of Literature Enthusiasts

In Defense of a Book Store – Moral Responsibility of Literature Enthusiasts

Reading Time: 6 minutes During my childhood in the slums of central Bombay, I often hung out with friends in Dadar, Sion, and Colaba. While the tall buildings, clean roads, and open spaces were a delight, what always fascinated me were the huge stores. They often felt out of reach for the pockets of slum dwellers, no matter how …

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Atlantic to Publish Alastair Santhouse’s New Book head first

Atlantic to Publish Alastair Santhouse’s New Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes British publisher Atlantic Book will publish neuropsychiatry consultant Dr Alastair Santhouse’s new book, the company announced on Monday. In an official tweet, the publisher said that the book, titled Head First, explores the connections between physical and mental health, dealing with complex questions like whether being well is related to the body or mind. Head …

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Lucy Foley’s New Book to be publish by HarperCollins

HarperCollins India Announces Lucy Foley’s New Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house HarperCollins India announced on Friday a new book by bestselling author Lucy Foley. According to the official tweet, the new murder mystery, titled The Paris Apartment, will go on sale in the spring of 2022. The Paris Apartment is another thriller from the #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling, following …

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Kavitha Rao’s Book ‘Lady Doctors’ Up for Pre-Order on Doctor’s Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon-backed Westland Books revealed the first look of author Kavitha Rao’s new book on National Doctors Day. The book, titled Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine, is up for pre-order on Amazon India and will release on July 12. The role of Indian women in various fields of technological and …

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Macmillan India to Publish Dhaval Kulkarni’s Book on Godse

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s leading publishing house Pan Macmillan India announced on Thursday that it will publish senior journalist and author Dhaval Kulkarni’s new book on Nathuram Godse. According to the official tweet, the book, titled Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin, will release in 2022. Nathuram Godse committed one of the gravest crimes of independent …

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KDP Allows Kindle Vella Stories to Be Published into Books

KDP Allows Kindle Vella Stories to Be Published into Books

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) launched the Kindle Vella content platform earlier this year, where authors could publish serialized stories. While the platform gained significant popularity, it restricted the stories published on it to be published in the form of books or other formats. However, addressing the feedback from a large number of authors, KDP …

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The Orwell Prize 2021 Winners Announced

The Orwell Prize 2021 Winners Announced

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Orwell Prize winners for 2021 were announced on Friday, and winners in all four categories have been declared. The prize is awarded in four categories – Political Writing Book Prize, Political Fiction Book Prize, Journalism Prize, and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. Each year, The Orwell Prize is awarded on 25th June, the birth anniversary …

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Why We Kneel How We Rise Michael Holdings New Book Out

Why We Kneel, How We Rise: Michael Holdings New Book Out

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legendary pace bowler and West Indian great Michael Holding’s new book released on Thursday. Titled Why We Kneel, How We Rise, the book is published by Simon & Schuster UK and unravels the racist abuse the fearsome bowler received. The book comes following an emotional speech on racism Michael Holding delivered during a discussion before …

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Terry Milewski’s Book on Kanishka Bombing Up for Pre-Order

Terry Milewski’s Book on Kanishka Bombing Up for Pre-Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes HarperCollins India, one of the country’s leading publishing houses, will release the book about the Kanishka Bombings on July 05, 2021. Blood for Blood, written by veteran Canadian journalist Terry Milewski, is up for pre-order on Amazon India. On the eve of the 26th anniversary of the terror attack, HarperCollins interviewed the author, discussing the …

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Pan Macmillan to Publish Koral Dasgupta’s Next Book

Pan Macmillan to Publish Koral Dasgupta’s Next Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s leading publishing house in India, Pan Macmillan announced that the next book in the Sati Series by mythology author Koral Dasgupta will go on sale on July 07. Like the previous book, the new book, titled KUNTI, is also based on a character from a mythological tale, using which the author tries to explore …

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Political Analysis of Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows

Reading Time: 10 minutes Brief Introduction to Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie Burnt Shadows was written in the year 2009 by renowned Pakistani-British author, Kamila Shamsie. The novel is a historical epic, documenting the most tragic events of recent global history through the lens of two families, the fate of whom seem to be intertwined throughout the story. The …

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Penguin Acquires Two New Titles from Anees Salim

Penguin Acquires Two New Titles from Anees Salim

Reading Time: 2 minutes Premier publishing house Penguin India announced on Monday that it has acquired two new titles from critically acclaimed author Anees Salim. In the official announcement on the website, Penguin stated that the two novels will be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint, the first, The Odd Book of Baby Names, in 2021 and the second, …

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Jeffrey Archer’s Novel Paths of Glory to be Adapted for Big Screen

Jeffrey Archer’s Paths of Glory to be Adapted for Big Screen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Renowned author Jeffrey Archer’s novel, Paths of Glory, will soon be adapted to the big screen. In an official announcement on Twitter, the British novelist said that Doug Liman will direct the movie starring Ewan McGregor, Mark Strong and Sam Heughan. The shooting of the movie, titled Everest, will hit the floors in January 2022, …

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Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My Favourite Authors

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: My Favourite Authors – Part II

Reading Time: 6 minutes Growing up in the ghetto of Mumbai, I was personally never good or even interested in studies. Usually spending my time as an ‘outstanding’ student, I was more into sports than academia. Reading books was the least important for me, and reading the ones out of the syllabus was out of the question. Regardless of …

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Steve Biddulph’s new book ‘Fully Human’ to be Release on June 10

Steve Biddulph’s ‘Fully Human’ to be Release on June 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house Pan Macmillan will publish Australian psychologist Steve Biddulph’s latest book on neuroscience and the concept of ‘supersense’. The book, titled ‘Fully Human’, is up for pre-order on Amazon, and will hit the shelves on June 10, 2021. In a tweet on Monday, the publisher said that Biddulph combines therapy with neuroscience in …

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Kalki Koechlin’s Pregnancy Memoir-The Elephant in the Womb

Penguin India Acquires Kalki Koechlin’s Pregnancy Memoir

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house Penguin India has announced that it has acquired Kalki Koechlin’s debut memoir. In a tweet on Saturday, the premium publisher said that the book, titled ‘The Elephant in the Womb’, is a beautifully illustrated and witty book on pregnancy and parenting. The book is illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko and will hit the …

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Harper India to Publish Capitalist History of TATA Corporation

Reading Time: 2 minutes HarperCollins India will publish renowned historian Dr Mircea Raianu’s latest treatise on global capitalism in South Asia. The book, titled ‘TATA: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism’, will launch in India on May 20. Prof Raianu’s book, originally being published by Harvard University Press, will track down the history of India’s 150 years old …

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Book Review - SuperpowerS Novel by Shilpi J. Chawla

SuperpowerS – Shilpi J. Chawla – Book Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes SuperpowerS is the first inspirational book that I have read in a long time, which is why it was a difficult task for me. However, after zipping through the pages I conclude that it is quite useful for certain people, and not so helpful for others. Nonetheless, the philosophy of self-love and self-realization portrayed by …

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Mystery Writers of America Announce 2021 Edgar Award

Mystery Writers of America Announce 2021 Edgar Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes The coveted prize for mystery writers, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for 2021 has been announced. Awards in a total of 12 categories were announced, honouring the best literary works in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2020. Considering the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2021 Edgar Award was presented via an online …

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Bloomsbury Launches Trailer for Zakiya Dalila Harris new Novel ’The Other Black Girl’

Bloomsbury Launches Trailer for ’The Other Black Girl’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading global publishing house Bloomsbury has launched the trailer for the debut novel of Zakiya Dalila Harris. In a tweet on Wednesday, the publisher said that the Brooklyn-based author’s book, titled ‘The Other Black Girl’, will release on June 01, 2021. According to the author’s website, ‘The Other Black Girl’ is a book about two …

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Penguin Releases Biography of the Legendary Lyricist Anand Bakshi

Penguin Releases Biography of the Legendary Lyricist Anand Bakshi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading Indian publisher Penguin India has released the biography of the legendary lyricist and poet, Anand Bakshi. In a tweet on Monday, the publishing house said that the book, titled ‘Nagme, Kisse, Baatein, Yaadein: The Life & Lyrics of Anand Bakshi’, is narrated by Bakshi’s son, Rakesh Anand Bakshi, and gives an insightful glimpse into …

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HarperCollins India to Publish Amitav Ghosh’s New Novel ‘The Living Mountain’,

HarperCollins India to Publish Amitav Ghosh’s New Novel

Reading Time: 2 minutes HarperCollins India will publish ‘The Living Mountain’, the latest novel by renowned author Amitav Ghosh. As per the leading Indian publisher’s tweet on Friday, the book is relevant in our current climate and will redefine our relationship with nature. The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus brought the most severe global crisis since World War II. …

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Penguin India to Publish Sam Pitroda’s new book

Penguin India to Publish Sam Pitroda’s Next Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prominent publishing house Penguin India will be publishing the new book by famed policymaker and telecom inventor Sam Pitroda. In a tweet on Wednesday, Pitroda informed that the book, titled ‘Redesign the World: A Global Call to Action’, is available for pre-order. The published quoted the tweet adding that the design proposed in the book …

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Harper India to Publish Memoirs of Girish Karnad

Harper India to Publish Memoirs of Girish Karnad

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house HarperCollins India announced on Monday that it will soon publish the highly anticipated memoirs of legendary playwright, actor, and director, Girish Karnad. The book, titled ‘This Life at Play’, will be a translation from Kannada, and is set to release on May 19. In a tweet, the publisher said that the book …

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Hanya Yanagihara New book To paradise

Pan Macmillan India Announces New Novel by Hanya Yanagihara

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of India’s leading publishing houses, Pan Macmillan India announced the new novel by Hanya Yanagihara. In a tweet on Monday, the publisher said that the book, titled “To Paradise”, is the bestselling author’s third novel, which will be launched in January 2022, and added it will be a work of emotional genius. ‘To Paradise’, …

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Roli Books Launches New Podcast ‘Beyond the Lines’

Roli Books Launches New Podcast ‘Beyond the Lines’

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s leading publishing house Roli Books has launched an all-new podcast called ‘Beyond the Lines’. In a tweet last Wednesday, the publisher informed that the podcast will be co-hosted by its Editorial Director Priya Kapoor, and Commissioning Editor Chirag Thakkar, and will be aired on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts. …

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Penguin Acquires English Translation of Hindi Novelist Shivani’s Memoir.

Penguin Acquires English Translation of Hindi Novelist Shivani’s Memoir.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Premier publishing house Penguin India announced on Friday that it has acquired the English translation of ‘Amader Shantiniketan’, the popular memoir by famed Hindi writer Shivani. In the official announcement, the publisher mentioned that the book, translated by the author’s daughter, Ira Pandey, will be launched in May. ‘Amader Shantiniketan’ was written about half a …

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The 10th New India Foundation Fellowships Announced

The 10th New India Foundation Fellowships Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The list of 10th New India Foundation Fellowships recipients was announced on Thursday. The announcement was made by Srinath Raghvan, Professor & Head of Department, International Relations and History, Ashoka University. A total of 11 individuals were awarded the fellowship this year, which includes environment activists, Dalit activists, historians, academicians, and more. What is the …

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Carol Anderson’s ‘new book on second amendment

Carol Anderson’s ‘The Second’ to Launch on June 01

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bloomsbury USA announced that noted historian and educator, Carol Anderson’s new book will debut on June 01, 2021. In a tweet on Wednesday, the publisher said that the book, title ‘The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America’, is an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment to the …

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Furquan Moharkan’s YES Bank Book to be Adapted for Screen

Furquan Moharkan’s YES Bank Book to be Adapted for Screen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Financial journalist Furquan Moharkan’s latest book, ‘The Man Who Crushed His Diamonds – The YES Bank Story’, will soon be adapted to screen, the author announced in a tweet on Monday. The rights for the book, published by Penguin India, for the screen have been acquired by Almighty Motion Picture. Published earlier this year, ‘The …

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The Orwell Prizes 2021 Longlist Announced

The Orwell Prizes 2021 Longlist Announced

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Orwell Prizes 2021 longlist was announced last Friday. Longlists for all the four categories – The Political Writing, Political Fiction, Journalism, and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, have been announced. According to the official announcement, the winners will be announced, as always, on June 25, the birthday of George Orwell aka Eric Arthur Blair. The …

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Pradeep Gupta Announces ‘How India Votes and What it Means’

Pradeep Gupta Announces ‘How India Votes and What it Means’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chairman and Managing Director of Axis My India, Pradeep Gupta announced his upcoming book on Friday. In a tweet, he said that the book, title ‘How India Votes and What it Means’, is based on the years of his field interviews and analysis, which made him India’s top psephologist. Pradeep Gupta’s team at My Axis …

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The longlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize Announced

The longlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes The longlist for the 2021 International Booker Prize was declared on Tuesday, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. The list includes about 13 novels translated into English from across many languages, celebrating the finest fiction from around the world. The panel of judges includes cultural historian and novelist Lucy Hughes-Hallett (chair), …

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Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Turn a Blind Eye’ to Release on April 1

Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Turn a Blind Eye’ to Release on April 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute Leading publishing house Pan MacMillan India announced the release date of British author Jeffrey Archer’s new novel. The book, titled ‘Turn a Blind Eye’, will hit the shelves on April 1, the publisher said in a tweet on Sunday. Turn a Blind Eye is currently available for pre-order on Crossword, and according to the seller’s …

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HarperCollins India Acquires Sanjena Sathian’s Debut Novel

HarperCollins India Acquires Sanjena Sathian’s Debut Novel

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s leading publishing house HarperCollins India has acquired journalist Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel. The book, title Gold Diggers, will be launched in India in May 21. In a tweet on Monday, the publisher stated that journo’s debut work will be a profoundly intelligent and bitingly funny exploration of identity and coming of age, this brilliant …

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Sherlock Holmes Novel, "The Valley of Fear"– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Book Review

The Valley of Fear – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Book Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes About a year ago, if someone would’ve asked me what makes a good story, I would talk in detail on the subject. However, now I can simply answer, “whatever Sir Arthur wrote was a good story!”, a great story, in fact. After completing The Valley of Fear, the last in the famous Sherlock Holmes novels, …

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Powerful Nirupama Subramanian’s New Book

Harper India to Publish Nirupama Subramanian’s New Book

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading publishing house HarperCollins India will publish renowned leadership coach Nirupama Subramanian’s new book. In a tweet on International Women’s Day, the publishing giant said that the book, title ‘POWERFUL: The Indian Woman’s Guide to Unlocking Her Full Potential’ will be released in May 2021. ‘POWERFUL’ is a book that will help women break the …

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Crossing the Bar a Considered Elegy by Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Crossing the Bar” a Considered Elegy by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Reading Time: 8 minutes Brief Introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson Alfred Lord Tennyson is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 19th century. Born on August 06, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, where his father was the rector, Alfred was the fourth of twelve children. He was the first the 1st Baron Tennyson FRS, and was …

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Anu Singh Choudhary’s Short Story Collection the blue Scarf Translated by Kamayani Sharma

Anu Singh Choudhary’s Short Story Collection Translated

Reading Time: 2 minutes Premier publishing house HarperCollins India announced on Friday that it will publish renowned Hindi writer Anu Singh Choudhary’s collection of short stories. The book, titled ‘The Blue Scarf’, will be the first to bring Anu’s “sparkling intimate prose” to English readers. ‘The Blue Scarf’ is a collection of Anu’s short stories translated by literary expert …

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Penguin UK to Publish Elif Shafak’s New Novel -The Island of Missing Trees

Penguin UK to Publish Elif Shafak’s New Novel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leading global publishing house Penguin Books announced on Thursday that it will publish Booker Prize nominee Elif Shafak’s new novel. In a tweet, the premier publisher said that the book, titled ‘The Island of Missing Trees’ will be out in August 2021. Signed copies are currently available on pre-order at Waterstones, UK’s leading bookseller. ‘The …

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