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5 Books To Read on Shane Warne

March 13, 2013
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He has been arguably the greatest leg spin bowler in cricket history. And also one of the game’s most controversial characters. He has bowled the ball of the century, revived the art of spin bowling  and set cricket records galore. He has been caught cheating on his wife, taking banned drugs and also consorting with…

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BookWag Review: Great Writer+ Great Cricketer = Great Book? Not really…

March 12, 2013
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The problem with literary labours of love is that they do tend to be a tad less than fair and/or objective,  and Gideon Haigh’s book on Shane Warne falls squarely into that category. “The finest cricket writer alive on the greatest cricketer of our era” is the tagline used to promote book, and while there…

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The BookWag List 2: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 8, 2013
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Wondering what to read? Allow the weekly BookWag List to help you out. It is a compilation of some of the greatest books ever written – carefully curated by our editors. Go, take your pick. And watch out for a new list every Friday. 1. Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh He…

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5 Other Books That Featured The Three Musketeers

March 7, 2013
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The Man In The Iron Mask

  Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers is one of the best loved classics of all time, and has inspired a number of films and theatre performances. However, what not too many people know is that the main characters of the book–D’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis feature in other books as well. In fact, The Three Musketeers…

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6 Great Authors On The Art Of Writing

March 7, 2013
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Stephen Fry

Who would know the craft of writing better than those whose books adorn our bookcases? So if you have wanted to learn about how great books are written from the masters of the art–or straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak–these are six titles that you simply cannot afford to miss: 1. ‘Ernest Hemingway On…

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6 Scandinavian Thriller Authors To Check Out (Apart From Stieg Larsson)

March 1, 2013
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JoNesbo

Stieg Larsson might have made thriller lovers turn their attention to the Scandinavian region with his ‘Millennium Series’ but he certainly is not the only author to have come from thence (and unfortunately wrote only three major titles). Indeed Sweden, Norway and Finland have produced a fair crop of thriller writers, many of them as…

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5 Must-Read Books By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, That Don’t Feature Sherlock Holmes

March 1, 2013
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He may be best known as the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a master story teller who wrote a number of books on other subjects. In fact, he even ‘killed’ Holmes for a while to be able to do so. And five of his best  ‘non-Holmesian’ books…

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Quotable Quotes: Thus Spake Jack Reacher

February 28, 2013
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He is a man of few words (and lots of thought. And action), but when Jack Reacher DOES speak, you would do well to keep a pen and paper handy.  Because he can come up with sensational quotes. Sample these: 1.  “I have to warn you. I promised my mother, a long time ago. She…

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Seven books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

November 25, 2011
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Seven books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

by Nimish Dubey The world knows him as an intrepid adventurer, who last month became the oldest Briton to stand atop Mount Everest. But the 65-year-old Sir Ranulph Fiennes is also a fine author with a dry sense of humour and a narrative skill that matches his flair for adventure. So even as Sir Ranulph…

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