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Win! Follow your nose! Your ultimate guide to the history of a scent plus get a free copy

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Here at Global Cool, we thought that we’d try to bottle that heart-fluttering anticipation that accompanies St.Valentine’s Day, so this week I bring you The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 Classics…

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WIN! Books with bite: keep the garlic nearby and ward away fellow train-goers with this week’s blood-curdling tale

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This week’s book brings you a bloodthirsty read that will make you wish you’d joined Neighbourhood-Watch sooner. Enter to be in with a chance to win this timely tale about a family of vampires surviving in a respectable English town…

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On the fifth day of Christmas, Global Cool brings to you… talking insects and opium on the tube

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To celebrate The 12 Days of Christmas, we’re counting down our best features of the year, and today we’re remembering all the great book reviews from this year…

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Our great big Christmas gift guide: How to stay calm when you’ve left it to the last minute

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Christmas is just around the corner, so we’ve put together some festive gift guides to help you treat the ones you love to something they’ll adore. This week we’re helping you keep your Christmas calm if you’ve left all your shopping to the last minute. Check out our last minute eco-Christmas gift guide…

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Win! A modern day fairytale of the 100-stone sleeping beauty plus win a free copy

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We’ve all gawped in horror at the gossipy true-life tales that feature in those weekly magazines you’ve been secretly reading. But this week’s book brings you a tale stranger than real life, but just as juicy. Enter our competition and you might be lucky enough to get Bed to read on the way to work, or as great company for a duvet day…

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Apples and a sprinkling of Sugar: the recipe for a bodice-flaunting tart with a heart. Read on to win a copy of this week’s book!

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Nothing says Christmas like Dickensian London. So, this week, we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to delve into the sordid alleyways of the city with this collection of thrilling Victorian tales. Enter our competition and you’ll never find yourself acting the Scrooge on the tube again!

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APPS: Float away to your own personal oasis on the tube

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Find out all about the Float app – a new digital reading service that is changing the experience of reading forever…

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Talking insects and opium puffing on the bus to work (plus win a free book)

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The mornings are chilly, but we’re giving you a better solution than coffee to stay awake on your way to work or school: this week’s great read. Float your way through the crowds on a magical carpet-ride of a book. Plus, you might just come away with a fresh new cultural perspective. We’re giving it away to one lucky reader…

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APPS: Get your literary fix on the way to work with Audiobooks

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Snap up the Audiobooks app to listen to over 3,500 classic audiobooks while you’re Doing It In Public. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in an old classic or a new find, and it’s completely free…

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Go flipping mental for pancakes like Wills and Kate on Traincation in Rotterdam

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These pictures of Prince William and Kate Middleton flipping pancakes in Northern Ireland gave us the overwhelming desire to grab some sugar and lemon and get cooking. Then we remembered just how lazy/bad in the kitchen we are. So we decided to show you how to eat as many pancakes as you want while taking a little holiday to boot on Traincation in Rotterdam…

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Get the giggles on the train to work

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Our latest Get Involved post comes from @booksinpublic’s friend Molly Louise…

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COMP: Make your friends see green with Wall Envy artwork

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It’s competition time again and this week we feel like filling you with culture and giving away some artwork. From book quotes to retro designs, take your pick of these beautiful and unique prints…

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One Day like this: Here’s something else for One Day star Anne Hathaway to worship about David Nicholls

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The trailer for One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is out now. We loved the book by David Nicholls and judging by this sneak preview we have a feeling we’re going to love the movie just as much…

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School Of Cool #48: How to kick ass like Cameron Diaz

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This week’s eco hero is actress Cameron Diaz for a whole host of green reasons. Who needs Justin Timberlake when you’re this cool without him…

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1,000 reasons why we love you (and why you love a Jennifer Aniston sex tape, you rotters)

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Happy 1000th article to Global Cool! Out of the past 1,000 articles you lovely people have read we have picked out your top 10 favourites to remind you of all the wonderful times we’ve had together. Let’s get sentimental people…

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COMP: How to seduce Marilyn Monroe while escaping a Taliban ambush

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Ebury Publishing have released a fantastic range of short non-fiction e-books to help you Do It In Public in a hurry. You can win the series Lives Less Ordinary and learn about everything from how to be an NYPD drugs cop to understanding Paul Gascoigne….

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