The Struggle between Kama Pessimists, Optimists and Realists

Kama: The Riddle of Desire by Gurcharan Das is a fascinating account of love and desire that sheds new light on love, marriage, family, adultery and jealousy. The book weaves a compelling narrative soaked in philosophical, historical and literary ideas while talking about Kama optimists, pessimists and realists. But how are these characterised? Let’s find out in…

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Where to Next, Hippie?

In his new novel Hippie, Paulo Coelho draws on his own experiences to tell the story of Paulo, a young man looking for deeper meaning in his life. Paulo’s journey’s take him around the world. Take the quiz below to see which city you should travel to!   In Hippie, his most autobiographical novel to date,…

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5 Things To Know about Murakami’s Killing Commendatore

1. Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Killing Commendatore, will be published in the UK on the 9th October 2018. 2. The novel is a two-part story in one volume – Part 1: The Idea Made Visible and Part 2: The Shifting Metaphor. 3. The novel is centred on art and its creation. The story centres on a painter dealing with his separation from his…

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Read an extract from the epic new novel by the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of 1Q84, Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore. Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me. He was seated on the chair across from the sofa I’d been sleeping on, staring straight at…

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Three James Patterson Titles your Little Ones Shouldn’t Miss

James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today and has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. From Hero to Zero is his latest book, in which Rafe visits the incredible city of London with his class. Out…

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And The Ocean was Our Sky – the Birth of the Idea

With lush and atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, “And The Ocean Was Our Sky” by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of “Moby Dick” upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate. But where did the idea for And The Ocean Was Our Sky come from?…

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Your Puffin Reads this Autumn

This autumn, we have a list of books full of adventure for your little ones! You can send them to solve a mystery with Feluda and Topshe or to meet the ghosts from Ruskin Bond’s world. They can hang with the two most popular avatars of Lord Vishnu or read Sonia Mehta’s fun series on how…

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The Metaphorical Heart: An Excerpt

The spark of life, fount of emotion, house of the soul – the heart lies at the centre of every facet of our existence. It’s so bound up in our deepest feelings that it can physically change shape when we experience emotional trauma. Here is an excerpt from Sandeep Jauhar’s book, Heart: A History that talks…

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