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Shelley Harris on Vigilante

Extracts, Fiction, Shelley Harris, Video

- January 15th, 2014

Vigilante

Bestselling author Shelley Harris tells us all about her new novel, Vigilante, coming in 2014. You can also read an extract from her top ten debut novel, Jubilee.

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Leo Hollis on the origins of ‘The Great Fire’

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- October 23rd, 2014

The Phoenix cover

In the early hours of Sunday 2 September, 1666, a fire started in Pudding Lane close to the eastern fringes of the city, and over the course of the night started to spread along the street and then, whipped up by a strongly easterly wind began to wreck havoc. Within four days, much of London was reduced to ash. Last week a new series on ITV, ‘The Great Fire’, written by the journalist and novelist Tom Bradby, was aired with a great fanfare. It not only recreated the scenes of seventeenth-century London reduced to a…

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Children of Men meets The Handmaid’s Tale…

Extracts, Fiction

- September 25th, 2014

The Ship cover

We are very excited to be publishing Antonia Honeywell’s debut novel The Ship in February, and judging by the advance quotes it’s already received, we aren’t the only ones who think it’s rather good…

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The Second World War – how much do you know?

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- September 24th, 2014

The Second World War Antony Beevor

How much do you know about the Second World War? Test your knowledge, and see how you compare with the responders to your YouGov poll.

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A Dozen Things You Didn’t Know About Dylan Thomas

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- September 17th, 2014

Andrew Lycett, author of Dylan Thomas – A New Life, on some lesser-known facts about the legendary writer: 1) He appeared (with Salvador Dali) at the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936. According to one story, Dylan went round with a teapot and cup made of string, and asked people if they wanted theirs weak or strong. 2) He wrote 80 per cent of his published work was by the time he was 26 (in 1940). 3) At that time (at the start of the Second World War) he was so broke that sold five…

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Introducing the new face of Microsoft Accessories…

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- August 29th, 2014

Tune in today to listen to award-winning author Abigail Tarttelin on radio stations across the country! Abby is the author of Golden Boy, the story of a beautiful teenaged boy with a big secret – he is intersex. For today only, Abby is the face of Microsoft Accessories, and will be discussing why typing literacy is so important for students and employers. Abby says: “Microsoft’s ‘Typing Matters is a great campaign to be asked to support. The idea of advocating for typing literacy is timely, and as someone who invents about 5000 words of fiction…

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