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Charles Saatchi is officially known for founding the Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency and championing young British artists – but he's unofficially known for being secretive, opinionated and rather grumpy.

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Among the plethora of books being released this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is  Welshman’s The Last Night of a Small Town.

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Paris-based fragrance writer and industry consultant Denyse Beaulieu blends personal memoir, trade-insider insight, and the cultural history of perfume, to evocative, if slightly over-powering effect. 

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The 2012 centenary has resulted in a wealth of Titanic-themed books, but what marks this one out is that it explores the legacy of the disaster both for the survivors and society as a whole.

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Puzzles have been enthralling people for centuries: from logic and chess puzzles to Rubik’s Cubes and the Tower of Hanoi, millions of people have enjoyed attempting puzzles for the pleasure of solving them alone.

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The blog began in a small way in August 2009 with a promise by the 'Gentle Author' to write everyday about the rich variety of life to be found in Spitalfields, the heart of London’s East End.

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The Ecstasy of Influence gets its name from an essay published in Harper’s magazine, where Lethem 'collated' the writings of other authors for a piece on copyright.  

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Anyone who has followed the career of the former Bishop of Edinburgh through his extensive writing, or the colourful newspaper headlines he has attracted, is already likely to hold an opinion of the man.

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Middle age as we commonly believe it to be represents the beginning of our inevitable physical decline and the approach of death.

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