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By Sue Green in

Issue 3881 18th Sep 2014

The Rosie Project was intended to be a standalone novel, but Kiwi-born author Graeme Simsion realised a sequel was inevitable.

Long story

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By Guy Somerset in

Issue 3881 18th Sep 2014

In The Novel: A Biography, British academic and publisher Michael Schmidt attempts to get to grips with humanity’s greatest literary art form through the critical writings of the world’s greatest authors.

Gossip whirl

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By Guy Somerset in

Issue 3879 4th Sep 2014

There’s a lot more to gossip than meets the eye, or ear, says University of Auckland associate professor Jennifer Frost, co-editor of When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History.

Enough said

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By Guy Somerset in

Issue 3879 4th Sep 2014

Historical novelist Sarah Waters’ latest book transports us to the early 1920s. And that’s all we’re revealing, lest we give the game away.

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