Archives for September 2012

David Walliams Talks Literary Success in 2012.

David Walliams: celebrity; comedian; actor; screenwriter. Tirelessly masochistic charity fundraiser. Cross-Channel and River Thames swimmer. Britain’s Got Talent judge. Partygoer. Olympic torch-bearer. Husband of supermodel Lara Stone. Oh yes, and children’s author to ‘Ratburger’ his fifth book which introduces a new angle and indeed string to his literary bow – a new villain is in […]

Author Spotlight – Darcey Bussell

What little girl didn’t want to be a ballerina growing up? I know I did. The chic shoes, the cute tutu, the tidy bun, completely encapsulate what being a girl is all about! Unfortunately, I’m about as graceful as a goat with cramp and would probably resemble more of a lumbering bear rather than a […]

Read With Us! The Sky is Falling – By Sidney Sheldon

Posted by Abi: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary The first title you can Read With Us! is from the inimitable Sidney Sheldon. He’s the author of numerous fast-paced and suspense-filled thrillers, as well as the brains behind TV shows including The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie and Hart to Hart. With cliff-hangers on every page, this is […]

Welcome to Read With Us!

We work on a lot of books – around 200 every month. Lots of these are big names who still top the bestsellers lists, but many of them we’ve never read, or even heard of, before. And they’re great. There are some absolute crackers out there: gems that just don’t get read enough. The aim […]

Endal – By Allen Parton and Sandra Parton

Posted by Kieran: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary While serving as a naval officer in the Gulf, Allen Parton finds his life drastically changes forever when he is involved in a car accident. After waking in hospital, he finds that not only has he lost the use of his legs but vast fragments of his memory have […]

Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved – By Maryam Mafi & Azima Melita Kolin

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Be thirsty heart, seek forever without a rest” This is not your ordinary ebook. Whispers of the Beloved is a charming 23 page induction to Persian Quatrains. Having an Iranian on the HC ebooks team I happily encounter Iranian culture on a daily basis, but I have to be […]

Slash: The Autobiography – With Anthony Bozza

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Did you ever dream of being a guitar god? If you did, then I’m sure that like me, you spent a large portion of your childhood (and adulthood) haphazardly playing along to Guns N’ Roses’ catalogue of hits. If, like me, you are also perilously uncool, you may even […]

Author Spotlight – Doris Lessing

I can still remember the cold anticipation, where I was sitting and what I was wearing when I read the last chapter of The Grass is Singing.  Lessing’s writing is so affecting that there must be collective shudder by her readers when they realise that she ripped up her first two novels, and continues to […]

The Ultimate Book of Mind Maps – By Tony Buzan

Posted by Grace: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This wouldn’t be the first book to make the claim of being able to ‘change your life’ and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but after reading Buzan’s brain busting book, I believe it is a well deserved description. Ultimate Book of Mind Maps increases your familiarity with […]