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Bookshelf: Coffee Table Books About New York

published about 2 hours ago
Bookshelf: Coffee Table Books About New York
Among coffee-table volumes of local interest are celebrations of landmarks, federal courthouses, Central Park paintings and the Dakota.

Ricky Nixon can publish tell-all book allegedly covering Kim Duthie relationship

published about 4 hours ago
Former AFL player agent, 52, wins right to publish book, despite Duthie’s claim it includes defamatory material about relationship when she was a teenager The controversial former AFL player agent Ricky Nixon will be able to publish his book that allegedly includes references to the 17-year-old girl he had a relationship with, despite her bid to stop him writing about her.Kim Duthie, now 22, obtained a temporary injunction from the Victorian supreme court last week to prevent Nixon, 52, publishing ... more

Grassic Gibbon was a true Scottish radical | Letters

published about 8 hours ago
It is gratifying to see that Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic Sunset Song has now been made into a film by the wonderful Terence Davies (Loons and queans and orramen by James Nughtie, G2, 25 November). It will hopefully lead to his Scots Quair trilogy finding a new and wider readership. His writings have long been a staple on the bookshelves of leftwingers but not well known beyond. His evocative and deeply human characterisation of the hard lives of the lowland crofters ... more

James Dawson criticises parents who attacked his LGBT guide for children

published about 11 hours ago
This Book Is Gay author hits out at ‘small-mindedness and hatred’ after parents in Alaska challenge decision to keep it on library shelvesThe bestselling young-adult author James Dawson has hit out at “small-mindedness and hatred”, after parents attacked his guide to growing up LGBT, This Book Is Gay.The book has been challenged in Wasilla, Alaska, after a 10-year-old boy picked it up from the juvenile non-fiction shelf of the public library, and his mother was “shocked to find it contained ... more

Food in books: the pumpkin pie in Little Town on the Prairie

published about 12 hours ago
A Thanksgiving visit to the US west coast leads Kate Young to discover the pleasure of baking the pumpkin pie from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s children’s classic – and of family reunions around foodBy Kate Young for The Little Library Café, part of the Guardian Books Network Ma was going to make a mammoth pumpkin pie and the largest milkpan full of baked beans, to take to the New England Supper. There was no school on Thanksgiving Day. There was no ... more