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That ‘Hallelujah!’ Moment

July 30th, 2014

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What happens when, weeks before publication date, you find three other publishers are bringing out books with the same title? Publisher Hannah Westland explains. The first time I came across Sarah Perry...

‘Promote illusion over reality’: Life values in Mood Indigo

July 30th, 2014

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Serpent’s Tail founder Pete Ayrton on the values he learned through reading (and re-reading) Boris Vian’s cult classic, Mood Indigo. There are certain cult books that enable you to recognise a kindred...

Tennis stars through the ages – photo gallery

July 30th, 2014

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Thought this year’s Wimbledon stars were the height of tennis celebrity? Think again. All images are (c) Michael Cole and extracts are from Elizabeth Wilson’s Love Game, a social history of tennis, out...

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The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

The sensational erotic memoir that shocked the world, nowre-issued as a Serpent's Tail Classic.

Indigo

Indigo

Thomas Pynchon meets Stephen King in this psychological thriller.

Missing

Missing

A tough, terrifying thriller depicting one man's fight to rescue two young girls from the cartels in...

Spoiled Brats

Spoiled Brats

Growing up is hard to do, and generation Y seem to be finding it harder than ever. Meet Simon Rich's...

The Moth

The Moth

Pull up an easy chair and settle into the most spell-binding collection of real stories you will ...

Live At the Brixton Academy

Live At the Brixton Academy

Sometimes you have to take a chance, and Simon Parkes is nothing if not a risk-taker. The riotous ...