Bookish news on the web this week - 23 May 2015


Books

Agatha Christie's "Forgotten" Syrian Memoir Gets A New Lease Of Life
Alison Flood for the Guardian
"Come, Tell Me How You Live recounts travels with her archaeologist husband after the second world war and features little-seen photographs"

The Best Recent Crime Novels – Review Roundup
Laura Wilson for the Guardian
I am so looking forward to some of these. "The Cellar by Minette Walters; Time of Death by Mark Billingham; The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango; The Cunning House by Richard Marggraf Turley; Robin Hood Yard by Mark Sanderson"

Ghostwriting

Ghostwriters Haunt Our Illusions About Solitary Authors
Camilla Nelso for The Conversation
"Ghosts are the shadowy forces behind some of the publishing world’s greatest sensations. Reading the literary pages lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that this spectral army is on the rise."

Language

Breaking Point: Is The Writing On The Wall For The Paragraph?
Andy Bodle for the Guardian
"If paragraphs continue to shrink at their current rate, they’ll soon cease to exist altogether. Should we care?"

From YouTube

Tree Book Tree
"The first book that can be planted after it is read."



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