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Simon Prosser on reading Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks

Hamish Hamilton Publishing Director Simon Prosser describes his experience reading Landmarks, the forthcoming title from bestselling travel writer and author of The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane. 619 more words

The Rosie Project Review

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a wonderful book which reminds us that love will find us when we’re least expecting it.

The book focuses on the life of Professor Don Tillman and his search for love. 300 more words

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Against my Better Judgement

Just time for a quick note – if you haven’t “liked” Book Country on FaceBook you really should  do it soon.

In a matter of hours, the good people of… 230 more words


Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 33: Morgan's Intro to the Premier Issue of SEA magazine

My search for cover art for this, the premier and winter issue of SEA took me to the East Coast, and more specifically the Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where I hoped to secure permission to reproduce “Peche du Cachalot.” I felt it would be perfect for the cover. 1,006 more words

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Book Review: The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion’s bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project.

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York.

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Item of the day: Jack Wills Penguin Classics

For a limited time only, Jack Wills are giving away (you read that right – giving away!) copies of Pride and Prejudice, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Great Expectations with every order over £75. 37 more words


Review: Literary Afternoon Tea at Bowood with Dinah Jefferies

Traditional afternoon teas have become quite the thing at luxury hotels of late, and Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire does them with aplomb. Taken in the library, which overlooks a part of the estate’s beautiful park and woodland, one can easily feel transported back to an age of elegance and refinement. 655 more words

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