6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

When it comes to literary figures who have had screen avatars, there are few who have had as many as the legendary occupant of 221B Baker Street. A number of actors, some illustrious, others less so have tried their hands at being the most famous detective in literature with varying levels of success. Here in…

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7 Oscar-Winning Films That Are Better Than The Books They Are Based On

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Here’s our look at seven such films that did not just do justice to the books they were adapted from, but actually outdid them in terms of impact

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Book Review: One Shot by Lee Child

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In a building in  an Indiana city, a sniper meticulously prepares himself. And guns down five people in the street, missing just one shot. The police investigate and track down a person towards whom the evidence points. It is an open and shut case, so strong is the evidence against the man. He, however, insists…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jack Reacher

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He is back. The man with the Holmesian sense of deduction and muscles like Arnie. There are few characters in the history of popular fiction like Jack Reacher, the former military policeman with a penchant of stumbling into–and sorting out–trouble.  Not surprising when you look at his skill set.

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Book Review: Death Comes to Pemberly by PD James

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What do you do when you are uncrowned queen of crime fiction, have won multiple awards, been given a life peerage, and are nearing a hundred years on the planet? Well, in the case of Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, or plain PD James, as millions of readers know her, you pick…

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Book Review: A Brief History of the Great Moghuls by Bamber Gasciogne

A Brief History of the Great Moghuls

Mention the words “history” and “Mughals” in the same sentence and  the image that springs to mind is that of “magisterial” tomes, contained detailed accounts of India’s former rulers – perfect for history lovers, just a bit forbidding for more mainstream readers who just want a flavour of the period and its personalities. Well, if…

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Review Round Up: Return of a King by William Dalrymple

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  Take one of the most troubled lands in the world. And get one of the world’s best writers to write about one of its most turbulent times. Well, that is exactly what has happened in Return of a King, in which renowned travel and history author turns his gaze on Afghanistan in 1839 and the…

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Pride and Prejudice: 7 Books That Also Tell The Story

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She may be the latest author to add to the Pride and Prejudice saga, but PD James is certainly not the first. In fact, more than a hundred books have been written around the Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Here’s a look at a seven of the best: 1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth…

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Review Round Up: The Racketeer by John Grisham

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He has been unusually prolific of late (this is his fourth book since 2010) and also showing a penchant for moving beyond the legal thriller genre that most people identify him with. In the racketeer, however, he is back in the legal thrill business, as he takes the reader into the mystery surrounding the death…

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

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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

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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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The BookWag List 1: 10 Books to Buy / Beg / Borrow and Read This Week

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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. Team of Rivals By Doris Kearns Goodwin The book that…

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Quotable Quotes: Thus Spake Jack Reacher

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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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