Article published on January 11, 2017.
Wednesday 11th of January and I’m waiting on delivery of the extra copies of nb91 – in which you will fine the following for your edification and entertainment:
FROM US TO YOU
3 THE VIEW FROM HERE
6 WHAT WE’RE READING
8 THE ORIGINAL MORIARTY – Erin Britton tracks down the “Napoleon of the criminal world”.
12 300,000 books! – Linda Hepworth recommends a visit to Bookends in Carlisle.
13 Have you Hygge’d? – Karen Weatherly investigates this new Scandinavian movement.
36 ‘SCRIPT – Alastair Giles says it’s time for trophies!
40 Resolutions for 2017? – Jade Craddock asked a few of her favourite authors.
70 Irish Book Awards 2016 – Margaret Madden was there!
71 Best Books of the 21st Century – Sheila A Grant surveys her shelves.
74 Around the World in 80 Books – Jade’s reached ITALY!
75 THE DIRECTORY – The reviewers have their say.
76 The Costa shortlists
98 WHAT WE ARE THINKING – Film and TV Tie-Ins by Gill Chedgey.
10 QUIRKY Q&A – Will Schwalbe makes some binary life choices.
20 ADVENTURES IN BOOKSELLING – Peter Snell on seasonal trends.
29 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – The Verdict
Read On reading group on Royal Deeside agreed to read and discuss this book (and now film) – Anna MacKay reports.
32 What Does Your Living Room Bookshelf Say About You as a Person? – We asked a couple of our favourite bloggers that leading question.
33 Short Book and Scribes – the new blog on the block! nb reviewer Nicola Smith recently set up her own blog – we asked her how it went.
34 Phaedra Patrick’s – MY 5 FAVES: Quirky links and coincidences prove fertile ground.
22 – Sirens BY JOSEPH KNOX – He’s going down, says the author of his own hero!
23 – Hold Back the Stars BY KATIE KHAN – A daydream leads to an anti-gravity love story.
24 – The Watcher by ROSS ARMSTRONG – What’s going on behind your neighbours windows?
25 – Impressed by Impress – nb Publisher, Guy Pringle shares his admiration for all concerned.
28 – Next Big Things? – Mel’s round up of new talent.
BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
66 – Reading Group Book Of The Year
68 – Community Books Of The Year
14 – Claire Fuller
46 – Foxlowe by Emma Wasserberg – Coming of Age in a Cult
51 – The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam – A Long Distance Love Affair?
56 – Life In A Fishbowl by Len Vlahos – A Tumour called Glio
61 – Owl Song At Dawn by Emma Claire Sweeney – The Portrayal of Disability in Literature
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