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Cyrus Todiwala - Still hungry for challenge

Cyrus Todiwala - Still hungry for challenge

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italian romance: Beautiful Ruins By Jess Walter

Book of the month: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter: A bittersweet story of a ruinous romance

Quirky: Miranda

Take Hart: There’s a lot more to Miranda Hart's book under the cover

THE LATEST READS: Be prepared for page turners...

Word Up

OXFORD MAIL BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'a novel packed with internecine rivalry, the corrupting force of ambition and power, built around a simple love story'

Royal Rumpus

BIG BROTHER BY LIONEL SHRIVER: 'Shriver is fearless when it comes to tackling subjects many authors might be too squeamish to attempt...'

Shelf Life

BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'a nostalgic love story that takes place in London, Paris, New England, and the best-maintained railway siding in Australia'

Train Lines

POLLY DUNBAR: "I was in my own little world making up stories and now I’m trying to show that other world to other people..."

Drawn to Writing

JULIA BRADBURY: “All those male viewers who watch me in my Gore-tex. What are they thinking?”

Walking Tall

BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'the chilling unravelling of a relationship gone bad is perfectly suited to our current cold climate...'

Gone to Plot

BLANDINGS CASTLE: is packed with laughs and adapts Wodehouse’s colourful comic prose for the first time in 50 years"

Clever Box

BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'I loved this tale of woe, found it life-affirming and uplifting, and can’t wait for his next novel'

Crash Scenes in Capital

HILARY MANTEL: 'The novels are an astonishing feat of imagination"

Courting Favour With Our Latest Book of The Month - Bring Up The Bodies

FREDERICK FORSYTH: Day of The Jackal, The Odessa File, Dogs of War... and so on

The Very Best of This Year's Blenheim Literay Festival 2012

KATE WILLIAMS: 'a competent debut'

Oxford Mail's Book of The Month For September Is 'The Pleasures of Men'

AMANDA JENNINGS: “I think it’s a familiar story of being rejected and not giving up...”

Debut Novel of Oxford Author Amanda Jennings is Unputdownable

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: 'You’ll find yourself chewing your nails, twirling your hair and shifting to the edge of your chair as your eyes race down the page to find out, AT LAST, what is going to happen...'

Fifty Shades of Grey is August's Book of The Month for Oxford Mail and Waterstones

GOLD: 'Cleave has timed his publishing run perfectly and he knows that writing a novel is a marathon and not a sprint'

Cycle of Life

ANDREW MARR: 'national treasure...'

Hard Reign

DOMINIC SANDBROOK: "The author has his rivals but his prose stands out. It is packed with detailed analysis and lively quotes and is rarely dull."

Flash Backs

MICHAEL CRICHTON: 'a fairly astonishing pedigree by anyone’s standards'

Sting In The Tail

2012 Oxford Literary Festival: 'with more than 300 events to choose from, at venues around the county, including the Sheldonian Theatre and Blenheim Paalace, there really is something for everyone'

Writers' Bloc

HOW TO BE A WOMAN: 'blokes should give the latest Lee Child a rest to read this book instead – they just might learn something...'

Womanly Smiles

BOOK OF THE MONTH: author SJ Watson of 'Before I Go To Sleep'

Memory Man

SARAH WINMAN: “The novel was sold in April 2010 and when I got the news I was sitting in the churchyard at Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry..."

Next Chapter

LAUREN CHILD: “People often think that I was a great reader, but I wasn’t"

Child's Play

LEE CHILD: "...is perfectly in control of his material and leads the reader towards a devastating conclusion."

Child's Play

Love And War

Kate Atkinson

Book club: Mall content

Family trade

AUTHOR SARAH WINMAN: 'the novel could make the journey from page to screen...'

Novel Idea

AUTHOR DAVID NICHOLLS: "I love writing dialogue and fiction, so perhaps inevitably there was a filmic quality.”

One Fine Day

SOFI OKSANEN: 'not for the faint-hearted...'

Sofi's Voice

MARK THORNTON OF MOSTLY BOOKS: "If there is a new Harry Potter out there we might not know about it yet..."

Magic Formulas

Page Turners

PERFECT KATE : 'Morton makes sure readers enjoy an intriguing journey'

Queen of The Castle

DEAREST DAVID: behind the sculpture

Work of Art

THE FINKLER QUESTION BY HOWARD JACOBSON: 'a thought-provoking read as well as an amusing one'

Good Question

AUTHOR MICHEL FABER: 'Faber’s story is an epic tale of lust, class and power...'

Perfect For Some 'Me' Time


The Alice behind Wonderland

DAVID SHEPHERD: "SOME books are worth buying a coffee table for..."

Roar Talent

GHOST LIGHT BY JOSEPH O'CONNOR: 'a touching account of a doomed love affair'

Sad Journey

OXFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL: 'with more than 550 talks and events this year...'

Festival Fever

PICTORIAL RECOLLECTION: 'Here is what Oxford was, and here is what Oxford always has been'

Past Masters


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