- 1 World without end / Ken Follett / Pan
- 2 Father Ted: the complete scripts / Graham Linehan / Boxtree
- 3 Alex Polizzi's little black book of hotels: 52 secret destinations in Great Britain / Alex Polizzi / Quadrille
- 4 Sissinghurst: an unfinished history / Adam Nicolson / HarperPress
- 5 Slow cooking: mouthwatering recipes with minimum effort / James Martin / Quadrille
- 1 The collected essays, journalism, and letters of George Orwell / George Orwell / David R. Godine
- 2 The wind in the willows / Kenneth Grahame / Penguin Books
- 3 Cricket: a modern anthology / Jonathan Agnew / Blue Door
- 4 The Grasmere and Alfoxden journals / Wordsworth Dorothy / Oxford University Press
- 5 Decline and fall / Evelyn Waugh / Penguin Classics
- 1 Argo: how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history / Antonio J. Mendez / Penguin
- 2 Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln / Doris Kearns Goodwin / Penguin
- 3 Life Of Pi / Canongate Books Ltd
- 4 The silver linings playbook / Matthew Quick / Picador
- 5 Les miserables / Victor Hugo / Penguin
- 1This week our special subject focuses on what bloggers are saying about raunchy reads
- 2Kathy Reichs new book is being talked about: "Just finished reading Bones are forever...another amazing book@KathyReichs! Couldn't put it down!!"
- In the run up to the release of the Hobbit trilogy, book lovers are keen to read the book in advance. Many fans are posting their love for the book, and for Lord of the Rings, and their excitement for the film release at the end of the year.
- Bared to You by Slyvia Day has generated the most conversation from all our books this week
- Quote of the week: "Tess Gerritsen's the Silent Girl gave me a serious craving for Chinese food...
What's happening this week in Books & Media...
Big Brother, by Lionel ShriverThe Independent said: "The great unreliable narrators of fiction - Dowell in Ford's The Good Soldier, for instance, or Maisie in James's What Maisie Knew - know less than the reader, not more. A writer who shows her power over her readers is in danger of losing them. It was a great ride; but in the end, I'm afraid, this one lost me." See Details »
Grace and Mary, by Melvyn Bragg
The Sunday Times said: "If this novel has a weakness, it is that John's account of his grandmother's life is far too detailed to function plausibly as an aid to his Alzheimer's-afflicted mother, who would simply not take it in. Its strength is its subtle demonstration of historical contrasts and continuities" See Details »
Books & Television
After the movies featuring Thomas Harris's serial killer creation, Hannibal Lecter, now comes the TV series with a slightly different twist. Bits of plot can be traced back to parts of Harris's Red Dragon, says the Independent. "In 1999, upon the release of Thomas Harris's Hannibal novel, this parish's John Walsh wrote in a profile of the writer: "God forbid anyone should monkey around with something as pure, as complex, as vivid as Hannibal Lecter." A lesson there, for Dino De Laurentiis, which owns the film rights to Thomas Harris's refined man-eater. Still, this take on Hannibal is still edible, though not quite cordon bleu," notes the review of the series, but adds with a note of caution: "The Lecter character would have been a perfect way to adapt that pacing into the non-cable US TV, but the producers have bottled it. Like a nice chianti." See Details »
Books & Movies
The Look of Love
Originally published as Members Only, The Love of Love is the story of Paul Raymond, the king of Soho's clubs in London. Raymond was for many the brash personification of nouveau riche vulgarity. For others, he expemlified the entrepreneurial spirit that enabled a poor boy from Liverpool to become Britain's richest man. This book follows him from his strict Catholic upbringing to the isolation and paranoia of his old age. See Details »
Damian Lewis begins John le Carre's gripping, brand-new novel about a good man who must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service.
An undercover counter-operation in the British colony of Gibraltar; a middle-ranking man from the Foreign Office serving as 'eyes on' and reporting to an ambitious Minister; the aim to capture a jihadist arms-buyer: the success, assured.
But back in the UK a junior officer has his doubts and commits an unthinkable act. Three years on, he will find himself facing an impossible choice. In a journey that will take him from Cornwall to Wales via murky secrets in the depths of Whitehall, Toby Bell will try to find out the truth about the night on the Rock and bring it the attention and justice it deserves. See Details »
Books & Radio
Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832, by Antonia Fraser / Book of the Week - Radio 4
The historian examines the context behind the passing of the Reform Act of 1832, beginning with a focus on how and why the first demands for political change were expressed. See Details »
Books & Television
Around the World in 80 Days / Yesterday
After his BAFTA award this week, Michael Palin is still featured on his travels. For the first of his televised voyages, Palin followed in Phileas Fogg's footprints to circumnavigate the globe. In 'Around the World in 80 Days' he describes his experiences, often joyous, occasionally chaotic and always exciting. See Details »
Books & Social Networking
Who's talking about what on the Internet?
We find out what bloggers are saying about children's books.Also, what are bloggers saying about new reviews, authors and bestsellers. See Details »
Added This Week
- PRESS: 250 new review listings from the press
- PRESS: 376 listings detailing interviews, features etc
- TELEVISION: 219 listings of programmes with tie-in books from drama, comedy, soaps, chat shows
- RADIO: 78 new listings of radio programme details with tie-in books from drama, comedy, soaps, chat shows
- MOVIES: 294 up-to-date tie-ins for movies
- SOCIAL NETWORKING: An extensive overview showing what is being talked about on the Internet - endless
This Week's Specials in the PressScathing Dan Brown: what the 'papers say. Extracts of reviews of Inferno
The Guardian reports on how authors annotate their own first edition. many of those bestselling books will be auctioned at Sotheby's in aid of English PEN
In the Mail on Sunday: Will Self - A passion for books
Also in the Mail on Sunday: Murder they wrote - an astonishing five our of ten of last year's bestsellers were whodunits. They list the very best in the genre
The Sunday Telegraph: Five of the best books about Elizabeth I, chosen by Anna Whitelock
In the Guardian: the Man Booker International Prize for Fiction 2013 shortlist
In the Press, books featured on food & drink pages
Books & Television
Use our extensive TV tie-in list
The Books & Media television tie-in list is updated DAILY, to bring all the latest details of authors and books featured on the box, whether it be on mainstream channels like BBC1 & 2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Five or on the many satellite channels that we also scour to find tie-in books across a range of genres - soaps, drama, comedy, food & drink, home & garden and many more. Not only do we cover official tie-ins, but also give details of authors interviewed on chat shows. If it's on TV, you'll find it here.Read More...
Books & Radio
Find books & authors featured on radio
Books & Media brings a comprehensive listing of the books and authors featured on BBC Radio, and that list is updated daily. By using our daily listings service, you can access the authors that are being interviewed and the books they are talking about. We bring news on the Book of the Week, Book at Bedtime, Classic Serials, author interviews on chat shows and tie-ins to documentaries. Our archive will also show you what authors and books have been featured in past months and what is forthcoming.This is an indispensible reference tool.Read More...
Books & Press
The widest newspaper reference tool on the Web
At Books & Media searces newspapers and magazines every day to find reviews, interviews, features, serialisations and much more. Our list is updated daily from a list of 32 sources from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and we top that up with review listings from the influential London Review of Books and Times Literary Supplement, alongside key business titles such as the Spectator, Economist and New Statesman. Add to the our star ratings for reviews and coverage, and extracts from reviews, and you have a list that is not only second-to-none, but a one-stop reference for all that is happening in the Press.Read More...
Books & Movies
Find the latest movie tie-ins
Many great books have been adapted into great movies... and some haven't. But good or bad, Books & Media will be bringing regularly updated movie tie-in listings, not only for current releases for also for future releases. We use a number of sources, including our sister company, West10 Entertainment, which provides movie data to a number of industry organisations. From the movie title, we link into the book detail and give full bibliographic information of that book, including a description. So if you want to find the book behind the movie (or vice versa), the Books & Media movie page is the place to find it!Read More...
Books & Internet
Books & authors & social networking - it's happening
Social networking has become a brave new world for books and authors. Readers can voice opinions without fear and all of a sudden that voice has got some power. From readers' groups to individuals to authors themselves, points of view rage around the world... and that influence is growing all the time. At Books & Media, we will be trawling all the major social networking sites - from myspace to twitter to youtube, Google and many more to find out what is being talked in hyperspace.Read More...