BREAKING NEWS: The Shroud of Turin

The Shroud of Turin will be displayed at Turin Cathedral, where it has been kept for more than 500 years, and where it was last on display to the public ten years ago for the Church’s Jubilee Millennium celebration. At a Vatican press conference Archbishop of Turin, Cardinal Severino Poletto, announced details of the display which will take place at the city’s Cathedral from April 1... Read more

by | March 31, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: A New Twilight Book! The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

“NEW YORK, NY (March  2010) – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced today that it will release the first new title from Stephenie Meyer in nearly two years. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a novella told from the point of view of Bree, a character originally featured in Eclipse. The novella (at 192 pages) will be released at 12:01 ... Read more

by | March 31, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

The Children’s Book Council Of Australia Awards The 2010 Short List ———————————————————————– Book of the Year: Older Readers These books are for mature readers. CHRISTOPHER, Lucy – Stolen CLARKE, Judith – The Winds of Heaven LARBALESTIER, Ju... Read more

by | March 30, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Sizzling Sixteen, Janet Evanovich & Katherine Heigl

The release date of the latest Janet Evanovich  novel, Sizzling Sixteen, has been announced. June 24 will be a huge day for Stephanie Plum fans (one day earlier for US readers). In a break with tradition, the jacket image has also been made public in advance. It is summertime in Jersey and our favourite bounty hunter is up to her old antics – grand-scale fun, hilarious capers and action g... Read more

by | March 30, 2010

Alex Miller, author of Lovesong, The Ancestor Game, Journey to the Stone Country and more, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru Asks Alex Miller author of Lovesong, The Ancestor Game, Journey to the Stone Country and many more, Ten Terrifying Questions ———————————————————————————————- 1. To begin with why don’t yo... Read more

by | March 30, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Philip Pullman Possibly Pilloried

Philip Pullman’s latest literary offering – The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ – has caused a stir among religious zealots. Pullman told the Sunday Times – “Many refer to the title itself, for which there is clearly a passionate objection from some out there,” he said. “The letter writers essentially say that I am a wicked man, who deserves to be punished in hel... Read more

by | March 29, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: George Orwell’s Capital

A near perfect signed first edition copy of George Orwell’s Down And Out In Paris And London sold at auction last week for a staggering $141,734 (£86,000). Inside, was an inscription to his agent – ”With the author’s kind regards, to Mr LP Moore without whose kind assistance this book would never have been published. Eric Blair, 24.12.32.” (Eric Blair was George Or... Read more

by | March 29, 2010