Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Quercus is releasing a new tranche of titles in the Enid
Blyton for Grown Ups series from Bruno Vincent to help readers
celebrate Mother's Day, Father's Day and get "beach body ready"
for the summer holidays.
George Orwell’s 1984
(Signet) has rocketed straight to the top of the US chart, in a somewhat
turbulent week for the Land of the Free. The edition, published in 1950,
sold 25,884 copies—a 479% increase on the previous seven day period and is
now overall number one in the US book chart.