Spring - Current Reads - Richard and JudySince James Bradley's Gothic thriller The Resurrectionist was first published a year ago it has, to be kind, enjoyed modest sales. The tale of Edinburgh body-snatchers in the murderous era of Burke and Hare has sold fewer than copies. But that is apparently about to change. And unless he is very unlucky, Mr Bradley can expect can now expect to be selling , copies — much more than if he had won the Booker Prize. Another novel on the list of pool-side recommendations is The Outcast, Sadie Jones's tale of a claustrophobic post-war Home Counties childhood.
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Last night, the Channel 4 teatime presenters announced their first children's book club - and booksellers predict a similar surge in interest. Leading bookshops and online retailers have quadrupled orders for the eight books, aimed at five to year-olds. A spokesman for Waterstones said: 'Richard and Judy is probably the most single influential thing in getting people to read new things. A spokesman for online retailer Amazon said: 'Quite simply, people trust Richard and Judy's recommendations and as they continue to put forward books of a high calibre, that will only go from strength to strength. The adult version of the book club has been so successful that last year 26 per cent of all books sold had been featured on Richard And Judy. By Andrew Cope.
Friday 11 October UK News feed. In pictures: The books. The eight include the comedian Griff Rhys Jones, a Yale law professor who has previously written only academic books, an American socialite and the British novelist William Boyd. They are guaranteed huge sales that will push their novels close to the top of the best-selling charts this year. Daytime TV's novel effect. In last week's best-seller list, 21 of the top titles were by authors chosen in the past year on Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan's show.
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The annual Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate happened last weekend and, as always, it was an amazing weekend of crime fiction, bookish antics, parties, and awards. It was a time to rub shoulders with like-minded types who write and read crime fiction, and to catch up with friends and meet new ones. After introductions from the festival organisers and sponsors, each of the six shortlisted authors was presented with a silver tankard and invited to speak about their novel. Clare was presented with the award by Simon Theakston and broadcaster Mark Lawson. I would like to thank my publishers and agent for supporting me, everybody who has read and recommended I Let You Go, and the crime writing community for their endless encouragement.
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