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    "One Day" and Other Stunt Novels

    How do you sell a novel when the publishing industry is floundering? Some authors have turned to gimmicks – photos or bar codes on the page, fiction in the form of a dictionary. I've written about these new Stunt Novels for The Daily Beast.

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    Paging Carey Mulligan and Helen Mirren: Nancy Mitford's Novels Need You

    That ridiculous poster you see is for one of the all-time laughable bad movies made from good books. Nancy Mitford’s 1951 novel The Blessing is a great romantic comedy of cultural manners about a proper Englishwoman who marries a womanizing Frenchman (kind of redundant to say womanizing Frenchman, ...

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    Michael Fassbender and Other Mr. Rochesters: Why So Dreamy?

    One thing is certain about Jane Eyre's Mr Rochester: he was no dreamboat. Try telling that to the people who cast Michael Fassbender as Rochester to Mia Wasikowska’s Jane in the new version arriving Friday.

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