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Alison Flood

Alison Flood

    No magic bullet to help you read super-fast and grasp it all
    No magic bullet to help you read super-fast and grasp it all
    Despite the wishes of all those of us with a teetering to-be-read pile, companies and apps that promise to increase reading speeds rapidly are on a...
    Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
    Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
    The majority of British parents are concerned about their children using interactive e-books, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared e-books would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content....
    Life of an African woman saint is a revelation
    Life of an African woman saint is a revelation
    The earliest known book-length biography of an African woman, a 17th-century text detailing the life of the Ethiopian saint Walatta Petros, has...
    Japanese bookshop stocks only one book at a time
    Japanese bookshop stocks only one book at a time
    With hundreds of thousands of books published every year, the choice of what to stock can prove bewildering for booksellers. The owner of...
    Feminist essay a must-read for 16-year-old Swedes
    Feminist essay a must-read for 16-year-old Swedes
    Less than a month after it was revealed that the United Kingdom is planning to drop feminism from the A-level politics syllabus, every 16-year-old...
    Outrage as school pulls 'vulgar' novel
    Outrage as school pulls 'vulgar' novel
    Free speech groups have attacked an Illinois school’s decision to pull award-winning writer Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and...
    Tolkien's precision revealed in a map
    Tolkien's precision revealed in a map
    A recently discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien reveals The Lord of the Rings author’s observation that Hobbiton is...
    Historian of emotions wins the Nobel
    Historian of emotions wins the Nobel
    Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarussian whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union,...
    Blue books for him, pink for her
    Blue books for him, pink for her
    BODY LANGUAGE
    Stephen King to receive National Medal of Arts from Barack Obama
    Stephen King to receive National Medal of Arts from Barack Obama
    When Stephen King was announced as the winner of a medal for distinguished contribution to American letters in 2003, the eminent literary critic...
    Great Scott! Another Fitzgerald story
    Great Scott! Another Fitzgerald story
    A short story by F Scott Fitzgerald discovered in the archives of Princeton University has finally been published, 75 years after the author of...
    Harper Lee’s Watchman – a novel hiding in plain sight
    Harper Lee’s Watchman – a novel hiding in plain sight
    Harper Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, the woman at the centre of the mysteries surrounding Go Set a Watchman’s publication this week, has...