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#MindTheChat Q&A: What Should You Be Reading Now?

As temperatures begin to plummet, we’ll find ourselves in need of some light winter reading. This Wednesday (September 24), bestselling British chick-lit author Lindsey Kelk (I Heart New York, The Single Girls To-Do List) joined us via MindtheGap_BBCA on Twitter for a #MindTheChat, where we asked British expats to let us know what they’ve been reading lately. Here’s a roundup of some […]

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The Complete ‘Doctor Who’ Library: 12 Must-Own Books

Doctor Who isn’t just about special effects, prosthetics and running down corridors. It’s also about ideas, and there are very few ways to make ideas explode in the mind that can match reading. So, because there are a LOT of Doctor Who books on the shelves, because there are even more on the way to […]


Bridget Jones Gets a Date: Third Novel Set for Stateside Release

Singletons everywhere, and even married ones who are fans of Bridget Jones, can rejoice. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf has announced it will be putting out British author Helen Fielding’s third book about the bumbling heroine in the U.S. in November. In a press release, the company said that it will print 250,000 copies of this […]


Author Helen Fielding is V. Hard at Work on a New Bridget Jones Book

Singletons and other Bridget Jones fans can rejoice. Author Helen Fielding has announced that she’s hard at work on a third novel featuring her wildly popular, beguilingly insecure, diary-scribbling British heroine. Fielding made the announcement on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour radio program in the U.K. last week. “I just found last spring that I had […]


Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Very Anglo-Irish Bloodsucker

When someone mentions Dracula, chances are you picture a dark-haired, black-caped, mysterious gent who hails from Transylvania and sounds like Bela Lugosi. Of course Dracula now belongs to the world, but did you know that he’s really a whole lot more English and Irish than anything else? And no, we’re not talking about the more […]

Five Ways You Can Celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday

“We meet on this day,” Charles Dickens said in a speech marking the tricentennial anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s birth, “to celebrate the birthday of a vast army of living men and women who will live for ever with an actuality greater than that of the men and women whose external forms we see around us.” […]

Royal Roundup: Did Prince Harry Risk Losing an Ear to Frostbite?

Just one month before his brother’s wedding, while Prince Harry was on a trek in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates, the Arctic, he reportedly almost lost an ear to frostbite. Harry told his father, the Prince of Wales, and his brother, Prince William, about the trip in advance, and both were wary of […]

Novelist Howard Jacobson: Make ‘Em Laugh

Howard Jacobson says that serious novels should be funny. “The novel is about making you laugh,” the Man Booker Prize winner told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on his blog Art Beat. Jacobson is currently promoting the American publication of his 1999 novel, The Mighty Walzer. “This has often been described as the greatest ping-pong novel ever written,” Jacobson said of […]

Oddest Book Title Award Goes to Dentist Who Learns from Genghis Khan

Sure, awards are supposed to honor the best. And then there are the awards that spring up in reaction, the ones that hand out citations to mark the ignominy of the worst. But leave it to the British to celebrate the eccentric. The publishing site has announced the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title […]

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