[REVIEW] Babe’s Bible: Gorgeous Grace @DLT_Ed

Well, I was sent these books last year for review (not with a specific deadline), and I'd been avoiding them as I haven't really found much Christian fiction I like, and the title Babe's Bible grated somewhat, and the cover art gave the sense that they'd be a bit Mills & Boon like... Well, there's definitely some romance in the first book, which I've just read this morning, but it's not M&B! In the middle of…

Be immortalised in fiction? (@timeshighered)

Great story caught my eye in Times Higher Education this week: But the University of Dundee has come up with a novel way to reward benefactors: murder them. Fictionally, that is. As part of Dundee's attempt to raise £1 million to build a new state-of-the-art teaching mortuary, four best-selling crime and mystery writers will allow the highest bidder to appear as a corpse or character in a forthcoming novel. Participating authors include Stuart MacBride, whose Logan…

History in the Faking @timeshighered

Some academics think the authors of historical fiction peddle myths, exploit their labour and wallow in sentimentality. But could dialogue between the two play a role in promoting public understanding of the past? asks Matthew Reisz In 2005, the novelist Kate Grenville published The Secret River, a book about a petty criminal transported to New South Wales who builds a new life on "virgin" land already occupied by Aboriginal people. It won the Commonwealth Writers'…