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Four Books That Inspired Me to Write

SBT's intern talks about inspiring books

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The Pleasures of Solitude

Poet Ryan Van Winkle on getting back to basics.

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Q&A: Glasgow Women's Library

Adele Patrick on the Library's Book Week Scotland events.

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The Downton Withdrawal Reading List

Missing Downton already? These books will help soothe your cravings

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Spooky Stories for Halloween

Ghosts, ghouls and good reads

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The Game of Thrones Guide to Management

As the fantasy series returns to TV, revisit our blog on how our office practices can learn from GOT's principles...

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How Do You Choose a Booker Prize Winner?

Ruth Scurr, a member of the 2007 Booker judging panel, lifts the veil on her experience.

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Manipulating reviews; sad, but not surprising

Who's doing the reviewing and why should we trust them?

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Bogus Reviews Betray Readers

It seems that the idea of fair play in the book community is being hijacked by some who have a profit-at-all-costs mentality. A few months ago I had a run-in with a business purporting to be a book review site. For $95, they told me in a very flattering email, they could guarantee me a “favourable/...

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