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Latest Dan Brown novel published in ‘straight to car boot sale’ format

'Inferno' just an anagram for 'NO!'‘A 50p (75 euro) paperback that looks like it’s been read in a hurry by someone hiding it in a plastic bag is the obvious medium through which to disseminate Mr Brown’s work,’ explained Neil Cunliffe, president of Random House publishers.

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Posted: May 14th, 2013
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‘Woodworm in my rocking-horse’ starts trend for middle-class misery memoirs

Publishers are busy reinventing the ‘crap childhood’ genre, trying to breathe life into a tired old format by going upmarket. ‘Readers have become bored with all that working class misery’, says publisher Samantha de Lyle. ‘They’re fed up with clogs, shawls, bad weather and grinding poverty. When confronted by yet another tale of a young girl living in squalor in some Irish hovel, while her drunken father molests her and passes her round amongst his friends, readers are rolling their eyes and saying ‘enough’.’

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Posted: Mar 29th, 2013
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Number of ‘Da Vinci Code’ rip-off novels to hit 3 million by June

Angels and Demons next, around EasterSociologists have predicted that the number of novels about academics trying to bring down ancient, clandestine groups which have influence that stretches into the upper echelons of society and are fiercely protective of their secrets, will number around three million by the end of June.

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Posted: Dec 27th, 2011
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Zeitgeist magazine reveals the top lists of 2011

The December edition of Zeitgeist Magazine, out tomorrow, has revealed the ’2011 list bucket list’ – lists everyone should skim through before they die.

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2011
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Mills and Boon sex education textbooks criticised for glamourising the unquenchable fires of love-play

ripping yarns‘Penchant for exhilarating sex with topless manual labourers, whose skin glistens in the morning sun like fresh dew on a rosebud.’

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Posted: May 26th, 2011
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