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Die-hard Kubrick fans alert!

Friday, May 28th, 2010

If you’re at a loss about what to do this bank holiday weekend, here’s an idea. The Electric Cinema Theatre on Portobello Road is holding a Stanley Kubrick all-nighter . Starting at 11pm, the event kicks off with Full Metal Jacket, followed by the cult classic A Clockwork Orange. Then there’ll be a break for […]

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Wednesday Cover Story: The Stephenie Meyer Effect

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

In a recent issue of The Bookseller an eagle-eyed Bookworld buyer wrote in noting the striking similarity between Stephenie Meyer’s The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine book. From vampire to viticulture, glass of red anyone? Any other glaringly similar covers taken you by surprise? Lara Crisp, Managing Editor Want […]

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What every bride-to-be needs?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

This August I will have been a ‘Mrs’ for a whole year. And 2010 is a busy one for weddings and I’ll be a bridesmaid for the first time next spring. Should I suggest this cake topper for the bride that has everything already sorted?! Lesley Crooks, Sales & Digital Manager

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Penelope Evans speaking in Chorleywood

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Tuesday 15th June, 6.00 – 7.00pm CHORLEYWOOD BOOKSHOP Acclaimed author Penelope Evans will be speaking about and signing copies of her books including her latest release The Weight of Water at The Chorleywood Bookshop, 4 New Parade, Chorleywood, WD3 5NJ. Refreshments available. For more information call the bookshop on 01923 283 566

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It’s official: Martin Edwards is the Ultimate Criminal Mastermind

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I love pub quizzes. I’m absolutely rubbish at them but I do have a competitive streak so enjoy the thrill of trying (albeit in vain) of winning. Apparently, I need coaching from author Martin Edwards. Yesterday Martin won the Criminal Mastermind quiz at Bristol’s CrimeFest for the second year running. He was up against authors […]

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MORGANVILLE VAMPIRE TOUR 2010: 28th May to 24th June

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Don’t miss your chance to meet Rachel Caine, author of the hit Morganville Vampire series, who will be touring the UK for a whole month, meeting fans and signing copies of her new book Kiss of Death from 28th May to 24th June.

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My Raw Food Challenge

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Bar my recent attendance at the launch of the new Saf Restaurant in Kensington, the “raw movement” is probably one of the few culinary arenas I’ve not really explored. So, after browsing on Amazon, I decided to add to my collection of cookbooks the book Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Kitchen. The health benefits of eating […]

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Travel tip from me and Muji

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The summer travel season is coming up and despite the dramas of recent months (recession, strikes, volcanoes, political unrest) no one is cancelling their breaks. If you’re like me and realise just days before you leave that you’re completely unprepared (for the same holiday you booked months beforehand and really did see coming) then Muji […]

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Wednesday Cover Story: Air Kisses

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Air Kisses, by Zoë Foster: This cover makes me want to stare at it for hours. It’s an extremely pretty design. Addicted to Books Blogger Want to flag up a cover for our Wednesday Cover Story? Write to chiara@allisonandbusby.com with your thoughts

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CRIMEFEST 2010 – The Bristol Crime Convention

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd May, mingle with top-notch crime writers at CRIMEFEST 2010 in Bristol for four days of talks, book signings, workshops and more killer events featuring many of Allison & Busby authors.

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Kings & Rogues at Shakespeare’s Globe

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

With a promising summer on the cards, this may be the year to throw caution to the wind and risk seeing an outdoor performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. This year’s focus is on Kings and Rogues, kicking off with my favourite, Macbeth, running now until 27th June, and starring Elliot Cowan (pictured). Click here to view […]

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One of life’s great little discoveries

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Now, I’ve never been one to forget a friend’s / mum’s / significant pet’s birthday… yeah right… but I’m now all set for any future near-miss date disasters because I have now discovered Cupcake Bouquet. Yes – that’s a bouquet of cupcakes. And if I’m any kind of guide, I’d swap a bunch of flowers for one of […]

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Waterstone’s Northampton

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Tuesday 15th June, 3-4 p.m. Rachel Caine will be at Waterstone’s Northampton (19 Abington Street, Northampton NN1 2AN) to meet fans and sign copies of her books. Further information on Tel: 01604 634 854

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Bradford Central Library

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Thursday 10th June, 1 p.m. Rachel Caine will be at the Central Library (The Local Studies Service, Central Library, Prince’s Way, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NN) to talk about her writing, meet fans and sign copies of her books. Further details T. 01274 433688

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Waterstone’s Southampton – last port of call!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Thursday 24th June, 5 p.m. Your very last chance to see Rachel Caine will be at Waterstone’s Southampton (West Quay Shopping Centre, Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1QE) where she will be meeting fans and signing copies of her books. Further information from the store on Tel: 02380 232118

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Waterstone’s Edinburgh (West End)

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Wednesday 23rd June, 5 p.m. Rachel Caine will be at Waterstone’s Edinburgh, West End (128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD) to meet fans and sign copies of her books. Further information from the store on Tel: 0131 226 2666

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Waterstone’s Edinburgh (East End)

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Wednesday 23rd June, 4 p.m. Rachel Caine will be at Waterstone’s Edinburgh, East End (13-14 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AN) to meet fans and sign copies of her books. Further information from the store on Tel: 0131 556 3034

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Waterstone’s Glasgow

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Tuesday 22nd June, 6 p.m. Rachel Caine will be at Waterstone’s Glasgow (174-176 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8BT) to meet fans and sign copies of her books. Further information from the store on Tel: 0141 248 4814

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Waterstone’s Harrow

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Saturday 19th June, 4 p.m. Rachel Caine will be at Waterstone’s Harrow (60/62 St Ann’s Road, Harrow HA1 1JX) to meet fans and sign copies of her books. Further information from the store on Tel: 020 8863 4578

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Morganville Vampires 2010 Tour – Foyles Summer Scream!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Saturday 19th June, 12.30 p.m. Rachel Caine will be appearing at Foyles (113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB) as part of the Summer Scream events. Tickets: Free, to reserve a place please email events@foyles.co.uk

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