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Ten Titles You Didn’t Know Little, Brown Published

Little, Brown Book Group has been publishing an extraordinary range of titles since it was established in 1837 – did you know, L,BBG are the original publisher of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Crow Road by Iain Banks? Here are ten must-read books from the Little, Brown Book Group archive:           […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #6

An Orchestra of Minorities, the second novel from twice Booker-shortlisted author Chigozie Obioma, tells the story of a poultry farmer in love, and is narrated by the farmer’s guardian spirit or chi.   On that day, he was sitting on the floor in his kitchen, watching the brown chickens, all roosters, grazing alongside the brown […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #5

OBASIDINELU, you have sent me to live on the earth with humans in many cycles of existence, and I have seen many things, and I’m wise in the ways of humanity. Yet I do not fully understand the human heart. Every person lives as if oscillating between two realms, unable to anchor his foot in […]

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5 Poems for National Poetry Day

Happy National Poetry Day! To celebrate we’ve selected five of our finest poetry collections to share with you.     FELICITY by Mary Oliver Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver celebrates love, life and beauty in a collection publishes for the first time in the UK.   ‘And just like that, like a simple neighbourhood event, […]

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The Trees, The Trees: An Extract

In celebration of National Poetry Day 2019, we’re thrilled to share three stunning poems by Heather Christle from her new collection. The Trees, The Trees is out today.   * * *   THAT AIR OF RUTHLESSNESS here is the hand here is the hand on my face it’s not my hand it’s a beautiful […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #4

AKWAAKWURU, he woke to the wild noises of his crowd of fowls the following morning. One of them was crowing without cease, letting its voice ebb at intervals, then beginning again in a higher pitch than before. He pushed aside the wrappa he’d covered himself in and was starting to step out of the door […]

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Read an extract from The Mitford Scandal by Jessica Fellowes

The newly married and most beautiful of the Mitford sisters, Diana, hot-steps around Europe with her husband and fortune heir Bryan Guinness, accompanied by maid Louisa Cannon, as well as some of the most famous and glamorous luminaries of the era. But murder soon follows, and with it, a darkness grows in Diana’s heart . […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #3

  AKWAAKWURU, even with the thoughts I put in his head that she loves him, he was still afraid. I could not tell him what I had done. A chi cannot communicate with its host in such a direct way. The human would not understand even if we did. We can only flash thoughts in […]

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The Curated Shelf by Alix E. Harrow

Discover Alix E. Harrow’s perfect bookshelf.   A perfect bookshelf would have a book for every mood and occasion. Here are ten of my most-beloved books and the moments I find myself needing them:   Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel by Susanna Clarke: This is the book I choose when I don’t want to read […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #2

The Gosling   ANUNGHARINGAOBIALILI, when a man encounters something that reminds him of an unpleasant event in his past, he pauses at the door of the new experience, carefully considering whether or not to go in. If he has already stepped in, he may retrace his steps and reconsider whether to re- enter. Like my […]

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Dialogue Books: Alex Allison Q&A

This month we welcome debut author Alex Allison to the Dialogue Books hot seat to chat about his brand new novel, The Art of the Body. Alexander Allison was born and raised in London. He holds a BA in Art History from University of York, and an MA in Creative Writing from University of Manchester’s […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #1

  First Incantation   OBASIDINELU— I stand before you here in the magnificent court of Bechukwu, in Eluig we, the land of eternal, luminous light, where the perpetual song of the flute serenades the air— Like other guardian spirits, I have gone to uwa in many cycles of reincarnations, inhabiting a freshly created body each […]

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Back to School with Orbit Books

Bring a little joy to September with the OFFICIAL ORBIT BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE.   Who really needs Maths and Science when you have ROBOTICS and WILDERNESS SURVIVAL!   SEISMOLOGY [sahyz-mol–uh-jee] noun the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.     MEDICINE [med–uh-sin] noun any substance or substances used in treating disease or […]

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The Human Stories Behind The Fourth Shore

  A century ago, when Italy was trying for the second time to expand its colonial reach, several thousand Libyan men who resisted Italian rule were deported. They were shipped to small islands off the coast of Sicily, there to live out their days. Little is known about them. No lists were kept (or made?) […]

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Dialogue Books: Lauren Wilkinson Q&A

  Today we’re thrilled to welcome Lauren Wilkinson, author of this summer’s spy thriller sensation, American Spy to be our inaugural blog guest. American Spy was picked by Barack Obama as one of his summer reads of 2019 and has been described as ‘a spy thriller like you’ve never read before’ by TIME magazine. We caught up […]

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