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Book Review: COPYCAT by Alex Lake

COPYCAT by Alex Lake

COPYCAT is a deeply disturbing psychological thriller for the digital age

Following the top-ten Sunday Times bestseller AFTER ANNA, pseudonym Alex Lake makes a welcome return to the bookshelves with a gripping new psychological thriller COPYCAT. 

COPYCAT follows Sarah Havenant, mother of three and loving wife to Ben, whose happy life takes a chilling turn when she discovers two Facebook profiles in her name...

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True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

TRUE LOVE AT THE LONELY HEARTS BOOKSHOP is a fun, romantic read with an Austen-esque twist

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Since the publication of her first novel SENSE AND SENSIBILITY in 1811, the 19th century novelist has influenced a generations of writers, inspiring books such as BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY (1996), THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB (2004), AUSTENLAND (2007) and DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY (2012) to name but a few.

The latest novelist to be inspired by Austen’s ...

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Saul Bass

Image of Saul Bass, for an article in SHOW business illustrated, 1962.                 Photo Credit: Bob Willoughby

First ever collection of film posters by Saul Bass shows off his diverse and iconic poster artwork

You may not recognise Saul Bass by name but you’ll certainly recognise his work...

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Book Review: The Independent Guide to New York City 2016

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The Independent Guide to New York City 2016 is the ideal guidebook for travellers on a budget

If you’re planning a trip to New York City this year, there are plenty of guide books on the market to help you plan your visit. From detailed travel guides such as Lonely Planet and Time Out, to pocket books such as Rough Guides and DK Eyewitness’ Top 10, there are lots of different options to choose from. One guide certainly worth checking out is the Independent Guide to New York City 2016.


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Book Review: STRICTLY BETWEEN US by Jane Fallon

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Sharp, edgy and superbly written, Strictly Between Us is a gripping tale of friendship and infidelity

Following the brilliant Skeletons, bestselling author Jane Fallon is back with her latest offering Strictly Between Us, a contemporary novel about friendship, deceit and infidelity.

Strictly Between Us tells the story of Tamsin, a television producer who hatches a plan to expose her best friend’s husband Patrick who she suspects has been cheating...

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Book Review: Christmas Cravings by Emma Hamilton

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Fun and festive, Christmas Cravings is a short and sweet novella with a Christmas backdrop

Christmas Cravings is a festive romance standalone episode from the Greedily Yours series, an eight-part book series about Mia Maxwell, a food blogger on the search for good food and the perfect man.

Christmas Cravings opens with Mia and her friend Lizzie in visiting the Christmas markets in Germany...

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Book Review: The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood by Sally Whitehill


The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood is a short, humorous guide for any would-be film aficionado

If you’ve ever dreamt of making it in Hollywood but have absolutely no idea on how to get there, The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood is the book for you!

The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood is a short, humorous guide for any would-be film aficionado...

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Book Review: The Collector by John Fowles

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Neelam Rehman reviews John Fowles’ classic novel The Collector

The Collector by John Fowles is a must read.

I was first introduced to this book by my Theatre Studies teacher. She had a copy of the first few pages of the play, which is now really hard to find, and instantly I was gripped. I bought the book, and I have to say I found it quite intense.

Written in 1963, The Collector is the debut novel by English author John Fowles...

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Book Review: New British Cinema by Jason Wood and Ian Haydn Smith

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Jason Wood and Ian Haydn Smith analyse the resurgence of British film-making in new book New British Cinema from ‘Submarine’ to ’12 Years a Slave’

The golden age of British cinema is upon us. From The Kings Speech to 12 Years a Slave, British films have certainly been causing a stir at international film festivals over the past few years and rightly so...

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Book Review: Picture Perfect by Kate Forster

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Escape to Hollywood in Kate Forster’s new novel Picture Perfect

Fans of Kate Forster are sure to love Picture Perfect, the scintillating new novel that’s jam packed full of sex, secrets and scandal.

Picture Perfect follows three women, a Hollywood agent, a veteran actress and a young hopeful who get swept up in the search for actress who will score the role of a lifetime. Powerful, light-hearted and emotional, Picture Perfect boasts everything you could want from a good chic-lit novel; roman...

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