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Penelope Lively, author of The Photograph, discusses her debt to roasted grasshopper with ladybird sauce and the books that made her.
Christopher Bollen has won the 25th annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award for The Destroyers. And if you need cheering up, head over to The Literary Review’s Twitter feed for saucy and ridiculous quotes from previous years’ entries.
It’s looking like the Christmas Number One will belong to either Jamie Oliver or David Walliams.
Penelope Fitzgerald’s papers have been acquired by the British Library.
Best of 2017
Tasty spices from India, long-forgotten recipes from France, and Turkish delight from Narnia are among the recipes in the best food books of 2017, according to the Guardian.
Also in the Guardian: best music books of the year.
Need to fill a stocking this Christmas? This list will help.
The Financial Times has the best economics books.
Bonnets at Dawn discuss the final chapters of North and South.
A Tale of Two Booksellers chat with Lauren James, author most recently of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.