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If you have a budding enthusiasm for your garden, why not check out the competition we're currently running to win a year's membership, with all the related perks, to the Royal Horticultural Society. Follow the link here for full details.
Lynne Patrick recalls Cornish crime writer Janie Bolitho.
Jane MacKenzie talks to Novelicious about her debut novel Daughter of Catalonia and the route to publication.
Bookseller Heywood Hill will be exhibiting and selling the working library, comprising over 2,500 books, of George MacDonald Fraser author of the Flashman novels between 2nd June and 30th July 2014. His daughter, novelist Caro Fraser, discussed the exhibition and her father's work with the Mayfair Times
The Burgess Foundation Podcast examines Anthony Burgess’s relationship with Shakespeare and his works, including discussions of his Shakespeare biography, his novel Nothing Like the Sun and his imaginative interpretation of the bard’s life.
Featuring music from the little-known and unfilmed musical The Bawdy Bard and Burgess’s Shakespeare ballet, Mr WS, this is a fascinating exploration of one of the great influences on Burgess’s creative life.
John Wilcox, author of WWI-set novel Starshine, visits the Somme battlefield where his father fought in 1916. Hear more about his family's remarkable wartime experiences on BBC Midlands Today with the iPlayer.
Debut author Johanna Winard talks to Bernadette Hyland about her novel, Ruby's War, inspired by the true events surrounding African American troops based in Lancashire during the Second World War.
'In this little community, people recognised the black American soldiers as working people like themselves who had come to join the fight against fascism.'
Seven brothers who all fought on the front line of World War I and all survived. John Wilcox talks about his father and uncles who between them brought home a Military Medal, a Distinguished Conduct Medal and the highest honour of them all, a Victoria Cross in the Sunday Mirror.