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Top 10 London Bookshops You Must Stumble Upon

Composing a comprehensive list of anything in a city as winding and varied as London is tough, let alone showcasing London’s best loved Bookshops. To properly index and explore the various nooks and hollows that make up the city’s streets is a task even the most disciplined of London cabbies’ limbic brains struggle with. Add […]
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Best Books of 2012

What?  The world hasn’t ended?  Well, for Author Attic’s sake, and the sake of our readers, this is an especially serendipitous non-Apocalypse.  All winter the gears have been turning, letters have been flying, and pens have been chewed as we behind the scenes have attempted to compile and present for you the Best Books of […]
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Spotlight on Scandinavian Crime Fiction

It is a well-known fact that only 5 % of books published in the UK are in translation which makes the overwhelming success of Scandinavian Crime Fiction, or Nordic Noir fiction even more impressive. Cult TV programmes like The Killing and Borgen have also contributed to the public interest in the mysterious north. The seemingly peaceful Scandinavian countries provide an ideal location for dastardly […]
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If you liked Harry Potter…

Due to the ‘legacy’ of the cinematic remakes, it can be a difficult thing for readers, especially young ones, to conjure an image of the Harry Potter series that doesn’t involve Daniel Radcliffe, a very angry Alan Rickman, and a strangely nose-less Ralph Fiennes.  For myself and others of my generation, the Harry Potter books constituted the first major […]
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Best Christmas Books

Whether you like it or not, the nights are drawing in and Christmas is creeping ever closer. It’s time to wrap your presents, deck the halls and then snuggle up in front of the fire with a good book. Don’t be a Scrooge, get into the seasonal swing of things and most importantly of all […]
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Best John Grisham Books

Ladies and gentlemen, bookworms and bibliophiles, adjudicators of literary justice: it is a stark position in which you now find yourselves.  Before you stands a genre of fiction so dominated by one author, indeed it has been asserted that legal drama has become synonymous with the name in question, that of the defendant Mr John […]
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Best Nutrition Books

Who wants to live forever? Most of us can agree that earthy immortality would drag after the first few centuries, but all of us would prefer to remain in optimum condition during our lives. Though modern medicine is certainly a blessing, the books which follow indicate that we might be better off simply modifying our […]
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Best Star Wars Books

Every literary genre can lay claim to a series of definitive works, those that have set the standard within a tradition.  Perhaps they are responsible for laying the very foundations of a genre, or perhaps they are the mould-breakers, those pushing the boundaries of creativity.  Science fiction is no exception, boasting (among others) the works […]