- 1 Undisputed truth: my autobiography / Mike Tyson / HarperSport
- 2 Why can the dead do such great things?: saints and worshippers from the martyrs to the Reformation / Robert Bartlett / Princeton University Press
- 3 Long walk to freedom / Nelson Mandela / Abacus
- 4 A London year: 365 days of city life in diaries, journals and letters / Travis Elborough / Frances Lincoln
- 5 Dead interviews: living writers meet dead icons / Dan Crowe / Granta
- 1 Philomena: a mother, her son and a fifty-year search / Martin Sixsmith / Pan Books
- 2 A captain's duty: Somali pirates, Navy SEALs and dangerous days at sea / Richard Phillips / Bantam Books
- 3 Ender's game / Orson Scott Card / Orbit
- 4 One Chance / Paul Potts / Perseus Books Group
- 5 The counselor / Cormac McCarthy / Picador
What's happening this week in Books & Media...
The New Countess by Fay WeldonThe Times said: "This is Weldon having fun in her eighties. As a novelist and screenwriter, her trump card used to be her finger on the late 20th-century pulse. She gave us feminism and blended it with science (The Cloning of Joanna May). Her recent plots have tended to go off at mystical or shamanic tangents, while deploying contemporary devices: Skype, YouTube and so on." See Details »
The New York Nobody Knows by William B Helmreich
The Guardian said: "It's refreshing to read a book that celebrates so unreservedly the ethnic diversity of a city and entirely fitting that it should be about a metropolis that has always been defined by its cosmopolitan culture. For Helmreich, the city's diversity is the well-spring of its success. When he finds three restaurants in one small area offering food from six cultures - Italy, Mexico, Korea, Japan, China and Spain - Helmreich sounds like a proud father talking about his gifted daughter: 'That's New York!'" See Details »
Books & Television
The Mary Berry Story / BBC2She has become a star as the judge on Great British Bake Off, but Mary Berry has worked in all corners of the food industry over the past 50 years and published more than 70 cookery books. In this two-part documentary Mary reminisces about her childhood in Bath — including the scary period when she was hospitalised with polio — her first job as an electric oven demonstrator, and the food that her mother, and then she, cooked. See Details »
Books & Movies
Already acclaimed by critics, this movie will boast sales of the book by Martin Sixsmith, which it is adapted from. It's the story of a mother and son, whose lives were blighted by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. A compelling narrative of love and loss, Martin Sixsmith's moving account is both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive. See Details »
Books & Radio
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life / Radio 4 Book of the Week
Hermione Lee has captured novelist Penelope Fitzgerald's elusive personality and tells her difficult and sometimes harrowing story in Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life.
Penelope novels were short, spare masterpieces, self-concealing, oblique and subtle. She won the Booker Prize for her novel Offshore in 1979, and her last work, The Blue Flower, was acclaimed as a work of genius.
The early novels drew on her own experiences - a boat on the Thames in the 1960s; the BBC in war-time; a failing bookshop in Suffolk; an eccentric stage-school. The later ones opened out to encompass historical worlds which, magically, she seemed to possess entirely: Russia before the Revolution; post-war Italy; Germany in the time of the Romantic writer Novalist. See Details »
Books & Radio
The Charioteer by Mary Renault - Book at Bedtime / BBC Radio 4,
After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans' hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. Soon their friendship blooms into a discreet, chaste romance. See Details »
Books & Television
Mary Poppins, She Wrote / BBC2
Profile of the writer of Mary Poppins. The comprehensive biography of P.L. Travers-the creator Mary Poppins, inspiring the movie Saving Mr. Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. See Details »
Books and Movies
The CounsellorAdapted from the specially written screenplay by Cormac McCarthy and directed by Ridley Scott. A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. See Details »
Added This Week
- PRESS: 250+ new review listings from the press
- PRESS: 110 listings detailing interviews, features etc
- TELEVISION: 225 listings of programmes with tie-in books from drama, comedy, soaps, chat shows
- RADIO: 84 new listings of radio programme details with tie-in books from drama, comedy, soaps, chat shows
- MOVIES: 298 up-to-date tie-ins for movies
This Week's Specials in the PressDaily Express Christmas Books of the Year for younger readers
Daily Mail Christmas Books of the Year
Daily Telegraph Christmas Books of the Year
Financial Times Christmas Books of the Year
Independent Christmas Books of the Year
Mail on Sunday Christmas Books of the Year - books as gifts
Spectator Christmas Books of the Year Part 2
Sun Christmas Books of the Year
Sunday Times Christmas Books of the Year Part 2
Times Literary Supplement Christmas Books of the Year
Sunday Times Magazine - the Ultimate Cookbook: Part 3 Brunch and Baking
In the Independent, the Costa Book Awards 2013 shortlists
Jewish Quarterly Wingate Price shortlist 2014 (awarded to a book that explores themes of Jewish concern)
Books & Television
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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
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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...