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Watch the winning story from The Moth / Guardian storytelling competition

September 19th, 2014

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It’s hair-raising tale of a shocking family day out told live at The Moth’s first UK storyslam in London. Find out about future storyslams at The Book Club. Follow @themoth on...

Sarah Perry’s Writing Space

September 18th, 2014

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Join Sarah Perry on a tour of her writing space. Sarah’s debut novel After Me Comes the Flood is longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2014. I’m not one of those people...

Interview: Will the real Clemens Setz please stand up?

September 18th, 2014

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Sarah Hull, editorial assistant at Serpent’s Tail, talks to Clemens Setz about his new book Indigo. Part detective story, part postmodern puzzle, Indigo sees maths teacher Clemens Setz investigating strange goings on at the...

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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.

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Thomas Pynchon meets Stephen King in this psychological thriller.

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