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  • That ‘Hallelujah!’ Moment

    July 30th, 2014

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    What happens when, weeks before publication date, you find three other publishers are bringing out books with the same title? Publisher Hannah Westland explains. The first time I came across Sarah Perry was when she sent me the best submission letter I’d ever received, back when I was an agent...

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  • ‘Promote illusion over reality’: Life values in Mood Indigo

    July 30th, 2014

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    Serpent’s Tail founder Pete Ayrton on the values he learned through reading (and re-reading) Boris Vian’s cult classic, Mood Indigo. There are certain cult books that enable you to recognise a kindred soul. Mood Indigo is one of them. Discussing the book you discover a person’s views on jazz (Duke...

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  • Tennis stars through the ages – photo gallery

    July 30th, 2014

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    Thought this year’s Wimbledon stars were the height of tennis celebrity? Think again. All images are (c) Michael Cole and extracts are from Elizabeth Wilson’s Love Game, a social history of tennis, out now in a beautiful hardback edition.  Suzanne Lenglen was the first ever international tennis celebrity: In the period of...

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  • D.I. Sean Duffy playlist

    July 30th, 2014

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    Sean Duffy: an intelligent, resourceful, potentially ‘rogue’ police officer, with influential friends and powerful enemies. A very dangerous asset. Plus he has great music taste. In the Morning I’ll Be Gone is the most recent book featuring Adrian McKinty’s rogue detective, working in 1980s Ireland at the height of the Troubles, and...

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    Events

  • Cathi Unsworth launches new crime literary festival

    12th July 2014

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    A new pilot literary festival will premiere at this year’s acclaimed Village Green, held on July 12th in Chalkwell Park. Dragnet will celebrate the very best of literary noir crime and mystery and the other artistic enterprises that the genre has inspired. Dragnet is the concept of writers Cathi Unsworth, Travis Elborough and Syd...

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  • Zoe Pilger at Latitude Festival

    THURSDAY 17th - SUNDAY 20th JULY 2014

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    Zoe Pilger, author of the controversial new take on feminism, Eat My Heart Out, will be at Latitude Festival this year. Catch her in the literary arena. Find out more at the Latitude Festival...

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  • Zoe Pilger, Sarah Churchwell, Margaret Drabble on Feminist Fiction

    13th August 2014

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    Wake up Call: from The Awakening to Modern-Day Feminist Fiction A seminal work of feminist literature, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening sent shockwaves through American society when it was first published in 1899. This tender, intensely seductive, radical novel continues to speak to readers over a hundred years later – but...

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