Celebrate World Book Night with Agatha Christie

Category: Books

World Book Night 2014 is officially celebrated today, with a call for the public to inspire more people fall in love with reading. 12,500 copies of 20 specially printed World Book Night titles, totaling 250,000 books, will be given by a network of volunteer reading enthusiasts and institutions.094209-FC3D

Very excitingly, After the Funeral, one of Agatha Christie’s bestselling novels, has been selected as one the 20 WBN titles in the UK, Ireland and the US.

The WBN edition of After the Funeral features an exclusive introduction by Sophie Hannah, bestselling crime writer and author of the new Hercule Poirot mystery publishing in the September 2014.

In the introduction Sophie writes: ‘For me, as a psychological thriller writer, Agatha Christie is and will always be the gold standard – a lifelong inspiration whose every inventive tale demonstrates exactly how it should be done. It was Christie who made me fall in love with mystery stories at the age of twelve and, rereading her work now, at the age of 42, I still believe that she cranks up the excitement and the intellectual puzzlement like no other’.The WBN edition of After the Funeral  features an exclusive introduction by Sophie Hannah, bestselling crime writer and author of the new Hercule Poirot mystery publishing in the September 2014.Very excitingly, After the Funeral, one of Agatha Christie’s bestselling novels, has been selected as one the 20 WBN titles in the UK, Ireland and the US.AFTER_THE_FUNERAL

Listen to Sophie Hannah talking about ‘After the Funeral’ and her fascination for non-transferable motifs in this exclusive video:

Visit the World Book Night website to find out more about how to take part in the event. The 20 World Book Night 2014 titles are ordered randomly to inspire you every time you come back to this page:  http://www.worldbooknight.org/books/2014-book-list

World Book Night: Bernard Cornwell recommends our very own Stuart MacBride!

Category: News

Master of historical fiction, Bernard Cornwell has chosen to recommend Stuart MacBride’s Cold Granite as his World Book Night recommendation! When we spoke to Bernard and asked him to tell us why he had chosen Stuart he said…

‘Stuart MacBride’s thrillers are written with genuine humour, a dark imagination and superb storytelling skills. It’s rare to find a book that can make you laugh aloud and shudder with horror,and which you cannot put down.’

Bernard Cornwell

And if that doesn’t encourage you to read it, then we don’t know what will!

 

To find out more about Bernard Cornwell and his book Harlequin which is being given away tonight as part of the World Book Night event, or to read an extract of Stuart MacBride’s Cold Granite please visit the World Book Night website here: http://www.worldbooknight.org/about-world-book-night/wbn-2012/the-books/harlequin