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Ida Pollock: world's oldest novelist dies aged 105
Ida Pollock, who sold millions of copies worldwide, died just weeks before her 125th romantic book was to be published
Best movies: the best new films on release in cinemas this week
All the best film releases of this week plus the Telegraph's reviews of the movies to look out for
The new face of Harry Potter
The world of Harry Potter is to be given a full visual makeover in a completely re-designed set of new editions, from an artist chosen by the author
Best fashion books of 2013
Christmas present buying has never been so easy. Here is our pick of the best fashion books of the year...
Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography by Mike Tyson, review
From bullied boy to heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson's life makes an indecently enthralling read
Blue Peter Book Awards 2014 shortlist announced
Actor Tony Robinson is shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014 for Weird World of Wonders: World War II
Alec Soth: My top 10 photo Books of 2013
The Magnum photographer Alec Soth picks his top 10 photo books of 2013
Am I addicted to Amazon?
Amazon has changed our lives, but mainly by allowing our accumulation of books to get disturbingly out of hand
The Unbelievable Truth: can you sort fact from fiction?
Test yourself against a true or false quiz and soak up 20 astounding facts as set by the team behind Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth
The Mr Men books started when I asked dad 'What does a tickle look like?'
Adam Hargreaves remembers his father, the late Roger Hargreaves, and his enduring legacy
Doing justice to bad sex can really take it out of you
Steamy scenes in novels are a petri dish in which a writer's talents or flaws loom large, says Arthur House
Mount Merrion by Justin Quinn, review
The personal grips as the political does not in an Irish debut novel, finds Catherine Scott
Stuff I've Been Reading, by Nick Hornby, review
Ed Cumming enjoys the novelist's affable take on his bookshelves
Back to Back by Julia Franck, review
David Annand marvels at Julia Franck's Back to Back, a gemlike novel mined from a family's real-life suffering
Doris Kearns Goodwin: "I've gotten to know Barack Obama"
Jon Swaine talks to the Pulitzer-prize winning biographer about working with Steven Spielberg and writing about a female president
All-American Volume Thirteen: Born Ready
In Pictures: Born Ready, a new book by Bruce Weber
There are more Stoners to be found on the book shelves
Many of the best writers have fallen out of the public spotlight since their heyday. A N Wilson reveals some of his favourites
In the Book ‘The Killer Detail,’ Considering the Essence of Chic
Élisabeth Quin and François Armanet, two of the best-known (and best-dressed) journalists in France, look at the secrets of style.
Reviving Elaine’s Without Elaine
The Writing Room, in the former home of Elaine’s, will pay homage to the famed saloon and its proprietor, but former devotees are divided on the reanimation of a space that attracted the literati.
ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The 100 Notable Books of 2013
Editors at the Book Review discuss this year’s selection of notable fiction, poetry, nonfiction and children’s books.
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
‘Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Volume 1,’ by Mark Lewisohn
The first of a projected three-volume biography of the Fab Four.
‘Inside the Dream Palace,’ by Sherill Tippins
Sherill Tippins aims to tell the definitive story of New York’s Hotel Chelsea in “Inside the Dream Palace.”
‘Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven’ and ‘Richard Wagner: A Life in Music’
A new book about Richard Wagner, who relentlessly recorded his daily life, and another about Bach, who left hardly any paper trail.
‘Play It Again’ and ‘Strings Attached’
Memoirs about two very different musical journeys.
‘Jim Henson: The Biography,’ by Brian Jay Jones
A biography of the puppeteer whose influence has hardly waned in the more than two decades since his death.
‘Tales of Two Cities,’ by Jonathan Conlin
Jonathan Conlin offers a series of strolls through the history of Paris and London.
John H. Oakley’s ‘Greek Vase’
An illustrated overview of the main styles and production centers of Greek figurative pottery.
Virginia Postrel’s ‘Power of Glamour’
Virginia Postrel lays out the case for glamour as a life-shaping force, whether for good or for ill.