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Fiction

Review Vernon Subutex 3, Virginie Despentes

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Fiction

Review Bestseller, Beka Adamashvili

Georgia de Chamberet reviews Bestseller out with Dedalus Books, ahead of interviewing Beka Adamashvili & translator Tamara Japaridze for the BookBlast Podcast Bridging the Divide series. An entertaining mocking of literary aspirations, Beka Adamashvili’s novel, […]

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Fiction

Review Fox, Anthony Gardner

BookBlast reviews Fox by Anthony Gardner, a fast-paced and entertaining topical satire on our surveillance society and the British government’s tendency to grovel to global superpowers. “Frank and Anna’s day was one of mixed fortunes. […]

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4Translation

Book Blasts Top 5 French Reads IV

Here is our list of top 5 French reads creating a buzz across the Channel. New year, and news could be better from France. Over 600 small businesses have been destroyed or damaged in Paris […]

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Non Fiction

Review The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad, Sam Jordison

BookBlast reviews Sam Jordison’s The 10 Worst of Everything: The Big Book of Bad, a compelling source of alternative general knowledge We live in an increasingly polarised mad and maddening world seemingly going from bad […]

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Fiction

Review Vernon Subutex 2, Virginie Despentes

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds IV

Here is our latest Top 10 round up of eclectic reads to delight and inspire you, yours Georgia @bookblast Joyful satire Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic – words and pictures on how to stop worrying and […]

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Fiction

Review Virginie Despentes, Vernon Subutex 1

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Oxford Translation Day at St Anne’s College

“Translation does not simply jump from one language to another. It also ‘crosses’ languages in the sense of blending them, as you might cross a bulldog with a borzoi, or two varieties of rose . […]