Peter Hoskin

Introducing the revamped Spectator Book Club

Introducing the revamped Spectator Book Club
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Just to flag-up the The Spectator's revamped, online Book Club - which you can access here.  Plenty of stuff there that bibliophilic CoffeeHousers may find interesting - including Book of the Month recommendations (this month: Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones); a massive, well-sorted review archive; and a discussion board.  Would be great to see some of you over there.


To mark the launch, The Spectator's holding a short story competition.  There are full details in the latest issue of the mag - but, in case any of you want to enter, I reproduce the terms here: 

To celebrate the launch of the Spectator Book Club, The Spectator is giving you the chance to have a short story published in the magazine.

To enter, write a short story of 2,000 words or under, on the subject of invisibility, and email it as an attachment to or post it to:


Short Story Competition,

The Spectator,

22 Old Queen Street,

London, SW1H 9HP


The winning entry will be published in a future issue of The Spectator, and ten runners-up will have their short stories published on the Spectator website. The entries will be judged by a panel of Spectator staff, along with a representative of Barclays Wealth.


Deadline for entry is 25 June 2009.