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Five Minute Fiction

Learn everything you need to know about a new book each week without even having to bother reading it. Ex-bookseller, publisher and writer Iain Martin leads you through the terrifying world of contemporary fiction from deep within the imposing Bookface Tower.
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Books. We've all read them, but are they any good?

Jun 30, 2015
02. Holy Cow

This week's book is the new(ish) novel Holy Cow by Fox Mulder David Duchovny, who is reinventing himself as a writer singer and all-round renaissance man in order to divert our attention from the hard truth that, with The X-Files back in production, he might spend the rest of his life chasing little grey men infused with the black oil and hanging out with Gillian Anderson all the time.

Tough gig, that. I don't envy him at all.

Jun 23, 2015
01. Francis Plug - How To Be A Public Author

Welcome, my descamisados, to the first episode of my new books podcast. All things bookular will be discussed, and in each week's little show I try to give you my opinions on a novel that I've literally just finished reading. This week I'm reviewing Francis Plug - How To Be A Public Author by Paul Ewen, which is available in all good bookshops. If you like the podcast, come back next week, there'll be another one. 

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