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Rebecca Starford on writing Bad Behaviour

I studied creative writing at university. I loved almost everything about the course: the teachers were inspiring, the readings insightful and provocative, and the workshops were a safe and temperate space.

But the exercises I hated the most – which left me sitting under the fluorescent lights, mouth agape, my mind utterly blank – were on memoir.…

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Our top ten bestsellers of the week

The Strays by Emily Bitto All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr River Cottage Australia by Paul West The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (translated by Simon Pare) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins One Life: My Mother’s Story by Kate Grenville When There’s Nowhere Else to Run by Murray Middleton Bloodhound: Searching for My Fathe

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An interview with Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on The Train

The Girl on the Train has been one of our bestselling books over the past few months. Here, we chat to the author Paula Hawkins about her popular novel. You said recently in a New York Times interview that this book was ‘a last roll of the dice for me as a fiction writer’. Can you tell us a little more about that – the feeling that it was now o…

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