Category Archive: Culture

Nov 13

The Penguin Book of Puzzles by Dr Gareth Moore | Frost Loves

Frost is a huge fan of this puzzle book. A collection of challenges from throughout history, featuring some of the greatest ever puzzle masters From the riddles of the ancients to puzzles that perplex the greatest minds of today, The Penguin Book of Puzzles is a glorious compendium of conundrums from throughout history that have …

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Nov 09

The Sleighmaker: A Christmas Story That’s Never Been Told By Ian Shepherd

A novel that could well become a seasonal classic, this traditional Christmas tale is sure to win the hearts of children and adults alike. Set just before the turn of the 20th century, The Sleighmaker is an unapologetic homage to the traditional children’s stories of the Victorian era, and is a richly rewarding tale of …

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Nov 08

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: PRINTING PLUS – Jane Cable meets Nigel Mitchell of Biddles

For a number of reasons I won’t go into here I have a personal dislike of Createspace paperbacks, so when I wanted a short print run of Another You, another author recommended Biddles. Not only do they print and design books, but they do all the ISBN legwork, including taking orders from wholesalers. So I delighted to …

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Nov 07

Dulwich Literary Festival 2017 programme announced

Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Sam Leith, Henry Blofeld, Mihaela Noroc and many others to appear on the main weekend, 10-12 November. Additional events to take place throughout November, including a spooky All Saints Day special with Andrew Michael Hurley, a pop-up at West Norwood Feast and an evening in conversation with Robert Peston.   Dulwich …

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Nov 06

Being a Writer: Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World’s Greatest Authors

‘From a very early age…I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer….Between the ages of about 17 and 24 I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and …

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Nov 03

New Book Explores Early Language Development

Communication and speech in the early years is important and this great book gives plenty of tips and information on how to get the most from children. It has great information from recent studies and experts. Perfect for parents, teachers, or anyone else who works with young children. We highly recommend this book.  New Pre-school Learning …

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Nov 02

Keep You Safe By Melissa Hill Book Review

When I first took this book out of its envelope I was not sure I wanted to read it. As a mother I was worried it would play on my fears. But you should never judge a book by its cover and I jumped in. To say that I loved the book would be an …

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Nov 01

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: RIPPING THE VEIL – Jane Cable on the art of the ghost story

Despite the pumpkin-orange commerciality of Hallowe’en its roots go back deep into history. Further than All Hallows preceding All Saints in the Christian calendar, back to a more pagan past and the festival of Samhain. As I discovered when I was researching The Faerie Tree, Samhain is the time when the veil between the living …

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