Category Archive: Culture

Jun 21

The Business of Books: Publish and Don’t be Damned

Jane Cable’s big lessons from self publishing At the moment I’m juggling. Even more than ever with a house move and Chindi’s talks at the Festival of Chichester both approaching at a frightening pace. And juggling means making the best use of my time, so when I was thinking about the biggest lessons I’ve learnt …

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Jun 16

Michael Palin Donates Archive of His Literary Career to the British Library

Michael Palin and Rachel Foss at the British Library – photo by Tony Antoniou  The British Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the archive of writer, actor, comedian and television presenter Michael Palin. The archive, which has been generously donated to the British Library by Palin, covers his literary and creative life during …

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Jun 15

5 Reasons You Should Avoid Celebrity

Do you dream of becoming rich and famous? You might want to stop at “rich” and leave fame alone. Being a sought-after celeb might look glamorous and exciting — who doesn’t want to be adored by millions? — but the truth is that fame can be a lonely, confusing, and even frightening condition. Paparazzi Image …

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Jun 15

At Long Last Love By Milly Adams Review

    Milly Adams has quite a few books under her belt now and they just keep getting better. She mixes a great talent for fiction writing with a historians gift of facts, weaving the talent and the knowledge together to make the most enjoyable, and readable, war fiction out there. I almost read At …

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Jun 13

This Modern Love by Will Darbyshire Book Review

There are a few things which are unique about This Modern Love. Firstly, it was crowdsourced. Secondly, the idea: people sharing their personal stories of love and loss. It is full of letters, stories and photographs all put together by YouTuber Will Darbyshire. The submissions are deeply personal. They are sometimes beautiful and other times …

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Jun 12

Review: Sweet Bird of Youth, Chichester Festival Theatre

Sweet Bird of Youth Chichester Festival Theatre Until 24 June Box Office: 01243 781312 www.cft.org.uk Photo credit: Johan Persson With the run-up to General Election a veritable carnival of hypocrisy, self-interest, arrogance and rampaging egos, the day after the event itself wasn’t the ideal time to digest more of the same. Alas, in Tennessee Williams’s …

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Jun 07

The Business of Books: A Taste for Romance | Jane Cable visits a Choc Lit roadshow

Jane Cable visits a Choc Lit roadshow As regular readers of this column will know, I’ve been keeping my eye on Choc Lit for a while. As a writer of romance, you simply can’t ignore them; they’re up there, they’re out there – and they have a definite brand. It’s this clear branding which draws …

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Jun 01

National Poetry Day and the BBC commission 12 new poems celebrating local words

National Poetry Day and the BBC are joining forces this year to discover and celebrate the nation’s great local words in 12 specially commissioned poems – one for each of the 12 BBC regions in England.   From today and taking their cue from National Poetry Day’s 2017 theme – Freedom – BBC Local Radio across England will …

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