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Christopher Fowler
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I love kids, but feel their parents shouldn't think they can go anywhere. Which brings us to pubs. Research today points out that less than 1 in 10 pub visits are for the beer, and that most landlords now make their money by running family-friendly restaurants. Is the day of the 'quick pint' over? In major cities the craft beer movement has returned attention to the quality of the beverage rather…
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Christopher Fowler
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Bryant & May
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See that cover? There's only Bryant and no May on it. Want to know why? Read on. On the run-up to the arrival of 'The Burning Man' in hardback and 'The Bleeding Heart' in paperback, the wonderful folk at DeadGoodBooks are going to be discounting 'The Victoria Vanishes' and half a dozen other books for the frankly ridiculous knockdown price of £1.99. They'll also be making it available as an e-book…
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Christopher Fowler
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'Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart' is getting some terrific reviews in the US, including this one from the New York Times's estimable Janet Maslin. I'm thrilled...oh, and that's the American cover, and yes, it's tangerine. (There was an earlier one in mauve) BRYANT & MAY AND THE BLEEDING HEART By Christopher Fowler 383 pages. Bantam Books. $26. Christopher Fowler's latest book is the 10th…
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Christopher Fowler
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Yesterday I finished next year's Bryant & May novel (I have a little tidying up to do, but basically it's done). I'd been putting in an insane number of hours on the book. I needed to end it then because I was due to have an eye operation, after enduring months of rapidly deteriorating vision which had led to slower and slower typing, as well as many other problems. So yesterday morning, a surgeon…
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Christopher Fowler
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Yes, the hardback of 'The Bleeding Heart' is now in my hot 'n' stickies, and I'm very excited by the lovely waxy cover and chunky heft of the tome. Tipping in at close to 400 ops, it's one of the longer entries in the series, and I'm in love with the natty cover. Here's the synopsis... It's a fresh start for Bryant & May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Their new case involves teenager Romain Curtis…
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Christopher Fowler
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Readers are always asking me; what's the difference between the two English-language editions of the Bryant & May books, ie. UK and US? The first obvious change is in the covers. America's artwork is actually created in the UK by Sarah Coleman at Inkymole, and is far more frivolous, although the next cover is taking a darker turn. The UK's covers recall a complex combination of ideas, from old…
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Christopher Fowler
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Writers are always working a year ahead. I'm currently on 2015, but simultaneously proofing the US edition of 'The Bleeding Heart', which arrives much earlier here in the UK, on March 27th. The series feels as if it is really evolving now with the plots being driven by the characters, not the other way around. Being a little OCD, I find I like to arrange the books in sets, so that the first big…
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Christopher Fowler
The morning sky is still red but the week has started with a bang as news reaches me that Bryant & May have been given the go-ahead in the US for a further two novels! My American friends are still waiting for the arrival of 'Bryant & May and the Invisible Code', but this will definitely be followed by further adventures. In a week's time I should know whether they are also set to continue in…
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