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Our reading groups put their questions to author Sue Monk Kidd

10 September 2014 / Author focus / Tips / 1 comment

We gave 50 reading groups the opportunity to read and review The Invention of Wings by bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd. Groups were also invited to put their questions to the author. Read our Q&A with Sue Monk Kidd About the book Hetty "Handful" Grimk√©, is an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, and yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls… more

Belzhar Reviews

7 September 2014 / Reading group reviews / Tips / 0 comments

Are you and your book group reading Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer? If so, we would love to hear what your group thinks of this book. Leave a comment below or email us. About the book A group of emotionally fragile, highly intelligent teenagers are mysteriously picked for Special Topics English, tasked with studying Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and keeping a journal.… more

Writing tips from The Desmond Elliott Prize

17 July 2014 / Tips / 0 comments

The Desmond Elliott Prize, now in its seventh year, is awarded to a first novel written in English and published in the UK. It was created in memory of the charismatic publisher and literary agent Desmond Elliott, who died in August 2003. He stipulated that his estate should be invested in a charitable trust that would fund a literary award… more