Other people’s lives are always fascinating, whether it’s Jordan’s latest autobiography, or the story of sporting heroes like Wayne Rooney or Lewis Hamilton, or the lives of our great soldiers like General Sir Peter de La Billiere.
Money, the economy, house prices, savings, how to set up, run and expand your own business. These are big and pressing areas of interest in today’s world.
Reading is fundamental to the development of children and there is abundant research showing the links between good reading skills from an early age and future success in life.
Crime fiction is in the middle of a golden age with the creations of PD James, Ruth Rendell or Ian Rankin, to name just a few, dominating the bestseller lists.
Much of the greatest literature concerns itself with family dramas, from Madame Bovary to Anna Karenina, and realistic depictions of the ups and downs of family life continue to fascinate.
Historical fiction is booming from James MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman novels, to Patrick O’Brian’s naval series, or the Brother Caedfel mysteries set in the Middle Ages.
Whether it’s blood-curdling tales of horror or mind-stretching adventures at the edges of the universe, Lovewriting welcomes new authors who are prepared to share their adventures in time, space and beyond with our eager readers.
This is the category for writers with serious literary ambition, aspiring to be the new Zadie Smith or Martin Amis.
“I love to lose myself in a mystery” said the 17th century writer Sir Thomas Browne, and he’s in good company.
Books that are great in bed!
Since the success of Frenchwoman Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M (2001) interest in sexually explicit fiction has certainly been aroused.
All the best stories, from Adam and Eve onwards, are about relationships, and one of the great pleasures of reading is to witness fictional characters live out the stormy, passionate, intense and dangerous relationships which we fantasise about experiencing but which we are, of course, too sensible and grown-up ever to indulge in ourselves.
Modern life is so complex and confusing that most of us need help with at least some aspect of our lives.
This genre encompasses new and interesting non-fiction titles in the areas of Popular Science, Politics, History, Religion, Philosophy – and many others.