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Miranda’s back! Sequel to Devil Wears Prada to arrive on June 25

June 20, 2013
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Miranda’s back! Sequel to Devil Wears Prada to arrive on June 25

It was one of the bestselling books of 2003 and introduced one of the most memorable female villains of recent times in the form of Miranda Priestly, the tyrannical editor of a fashion publication. It also spawned a very successful film starring Anne Hathway and got an Oscar for the amazing Meryl Streep who played…

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The complete Miss Marple stories – for Rs 14 on the Kindle!

June 19, 2013
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The complete Miss Marple stories – for Rs 14 on the Kindle!

There are few characters that can match the fame of Agatha Christie’s iconic Jane Marple – best known as “Miss Marple” – in the world of detective fiction. For many people, the elderly citizen living in the sleepy village of St. Mary Mead, is every bit as amazing as her creator’s other great detective, Hercule…

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Six Authors Who Will Thrill You…And Make You Laugh As Well!

June 18, 2013
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Six Authors Who Will Thrill You…And Make You Laugh As Well!

Writing a thriller is no easy task. Blending it with the best medicine of all – laughter – is still more difficult. How on earth can you blend crime and comedy? Well, impossible as that sounds, some authors have managed to do just that, managing to leave their readers convulsed with laughter even as they…

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Perhaps the best book on Sachin Tendulkar – and it is free for Kindle users today

June 16, 2013
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Perhaps the best book on Sachin Tendulkar – and it is free for Kindle users today

He may have amassed more international runs than any other cricketer at any time, but Sachin Tendulkar has been poorly served by the sports writer community. Although the man they call the “master blaster” has inspired a number of biographies, they have in general tended to veer from the utterly hagiographic to the unfairly criticial.…

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Kindle freebie: Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” classic for free download today

June 14, 2013
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Kindle freebie: Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” classic for free download today

We had told you that Kindle would be offering a free bestselling e-book for download every day for two weeks a few days ago. And today, it is offering one of the best self-improvement books ever written as part of the deal. Kindle users today can go right ahead and download Stephen R Covey’s classic…

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Book Review: Thrills, Spills…and Giggles

June 14, 2013
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Book Review: Thrills, Spills…and Giggles

Murder, a housewife caught up in the middle of it, police, foul play, dastardly plot…those seem to be the ingredients of a typical run of the mill thriller, don’t they? Well, they are all there in The Reluctant Detective. But the book is anything but run of the mill. Nay, this is not a book…

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A bestseller every day – FREE! – for Kindle users for two weeks

June 12, 2013
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For e-book lovers in India, it does not really get better than this. For two weeks, starting from today , Kindle users will be able to download a popular bestseller – absolutely free of cost – on to their devices as part of what is being the “Free Kindle E-book Fortnight.” The offer will start…

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Book Review: Zombies never seemed THIS real!

June 11, 2013
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Book Review: Zombies never seemed THIS real!

When you think of books about zombies and the undead, the last thing you expect is reportage. If there are zombies and dead men walking, there should be ancient curses, shamans, innocent victims, and swaggering heroes saving the day, right? The answer would be “yes” in most cases. Which is why Max Brooks’ World War…

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She is back – new Bridget Jones book in October!

June 7, 2013
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She is back – new Bridget Jones book in October!

One of the most iconic female characters in modern English fiction, Bridget Jones, is all set to make a comeback this year after a long sabbatical. Written by Helen Fielding, the Bridget Jones’ series of books spanned just two titles – Bridget Jones Diary (1996) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999)- but became…

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Flipkart vs Amazon in India: A bestseller price comparison!

June 5, 2013
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Flipkart vs Amazon in India: A bestseller price comparison!

With Amazon finally starting to sell books in India, book worms in India have a new quandary to tackle – should they order books off Amazon, or stick with the company that has been calling the shots in the online book ordering business in the country, i.e, Flipkart. Well, as we were besieged by queries…

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