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Thursday, September 30th, 2010

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. And apparently not by its first few pages either. Most people when browsing in Waterstones or WH Smiths, will pick up a book that looks pretty or interesting, different to all the others or similar to the ones they usually buy, and then turn it over to […]

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Wednesday Cover Story: The Apostle (The film that never was…)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

When I came across the cover to The Apostle, by Brad Thor I was sure it was a film tie-in edition. The images look like stills from a movie (do they not?), so much so that I actually Googled IMDB to look it up, as I have a penchant for war and government action-thrillers. But […]

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This year, Halloween is all about Zombies…

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Oh dear, there is a Halloween-themed birthday party on the horizon and I am definitely without inspiration as to what to go as. Any thoughts as to simple, but of course clever and original, oh and easily constructed costumes, greatly appreciated (I’m not asking for much eh?). The trouble is, this year Halloween for me […]

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ZOMBIE BOOK SIGNING – BANBURY

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Saturday 6th November, 11.00am-1.00pm    WATERSTONE’S, BANBURY Come and meet Dr Dale, leader of the hit comedy seminar How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse and author of Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary. Ask him anything you want about zombie survival and get a signed copy of his book at Watertone’s, 32/33 Castle Quay Centre, Banbury OX16 5UN. […]

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ZOMBIE BOOK SIGNING – COVENTRY

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Saturday 16th October, 12noon-2.00pm    WATERSTONE’S, COVENTRY Come and meet Dr Dale, leader of the hit comedy seminar How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse and author of Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary. Ask him anything you want about zombie survival and get a signed copy of his book at Watertone’s, 50-52 Smithford Way, Coventry CV1 1DX. For […]

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ZOMBIE BOOK SIGNING – EXETER

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Sunday 10th October, 2.00pm-4.00pm    WATERSTONE’S, EXETER Come and Meet Dr Dale, leader of the hit comedy seminar How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse and author of Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary. Ask him anything you want about zombie survival and get a signed copy of his book at Watertone’s, 48-49 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DJ. For […]

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And the operative word is: BIG

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Yesterday I attended the monthly PPC Meeting at Foyles – where a room full of publicists congregate to listen to a few editors/producers/reviewers who come to talk about what kinds of authors they are interested in and how we might work together. These meetings are usually quite useful because programmes, book pages, contacts and remits […]

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ZOMBIE BOOK SIGNING – BRIGHTON

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Sunday 3rd October, 12noon-4.00pm    WATERSTONE’S, BRIGHTON Come and Meet Dr Dale, leader of the hit comedy seminar How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse and author of Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary. Ask him anything you want about zombie survival and get a signed copy of his book at Watertone’s, 71-74 North Street, Brighton BN1 1ZA. For […]

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ZOMBIE SHOW – EXMOUTH

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Sunday 10th October, 7.30pm    THE PAVILION, EXETER Would you know how to survive the rising of the undead? Catch Dr Dale (author of Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary) and his team of experts, on their autumn tour of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse RELOADED – the brand new interactive seminar (and award-winning show) at The […]

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LONDON BOOK LAUNCH: Death on the Marais, by Adrian Magson

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Come celebrate the launch of Death on the Marais, the first book in a brand new mystery series set in France in the 1960s, at Goldsboro Books in London. Enjoy a glass of wine, meet the author and get your book signed!

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Wednesday Cover Story: The decision about delicious cover finishes…

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

In the office earlier today Christina (Art Editor) and I we were discussing the Ebury press publication Eat Me, by Xanthe Milton, and what finishes it had been printed with. It’s a regular conversation between Christina and I as we battle it out trying to decide on foils, embossing, spot uv and coloured end papers […]

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Enter our Speech Bubble Competition

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The Reading Festival of Crime Writing took place this past weekend, which saw almost two thousand crime enthusiasts flocking to Reading’s Town Hall and the Central Library over the fours days to hear from the top of the crop on the crime writing circuit. Our authors Rebecca Tope, Mike Ripley, Zoë Sharp, Richard Jay Parker […]

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Go Greased Lightning!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Forget The Man Booker Prize, forget Newsnight, I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that now and then our brains are in urgent need of a rest. To plagiarise my husband: ‘Rather than sitting down to the mental or cultural equivalent of a hearty, three course meal, sometimes all that we need is chewing gum […]

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Remembering the sinking of the City of Benares

Friday, September 17th, 2010

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which was fought between the RAF and the German Luftwaffe over the summer and autumn of 1940, and the Blitz and this month sees a plethora of commemorative events and exhibitions to mark this piece of history. Find out more about events around London […]

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Wednesday Cover Story: V&A Book Cover Award Winner

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Today’s confession: I judge a book by its cover. No, retract that; that’s not a confession. That’s a statement of the obvious. A book’s cover is (I have no need to tell you, rational blog-readers), what draws us to that particular book out of the hundreds of others flaunting their vibrant front faces in bookshops; […]

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The Alternative TV Book Club Summer Reads List…

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It’s an accepted fact that most (if not all) of the books picked for the Richard & Judy Book Clubs and now the new TV Book Clubs tend to come from the larger publishers. This isn’t a gripe, it’s just stating fact. We’ve been on the shortlist several times, but unfortunately not yet made it […]

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ZOMBIE SHOW – NOTTINGHAM

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Friday 1st October, 8.00pm     THE CANAL HOUSE, NOTTINGHAM Enjoy a night of guaranteed laughs at this Nottingham Comedy Festival with the hit new show How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse RELOADED. Dr Dale, founder of the School of Survival, will lead this hilarious interactive seminar at The Canal House, 48-52 Canal Street Nottingham NG1 […]

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ZOMBIE BOOK SIGNING – NOTTINGHAM

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Friday 1st October, 12noon     WATERSTONE’S, NOTTINGHAM What better way to celebrate Nottingham’s Comedy Festival than meeting Dr Dale, leader of the hit comedy seminar How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. He will be signing copies of his new book Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary at Watertone’s, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR.

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Magnificent maps indeed!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Last weekend saw me traipsing into central London to look at maps at the British Library. Thrilling, no? I’ll be honest, geography has never been my strong point so my enthusiasm for the day was not at its highest levels. However, I’d been promised that the day would have a pub ending. I’m easily persuaded. […]

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Spot Susan Wooldridge in Tamara Drewe!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The brand new film Tamara Drewe (out now) has been garnering rave reviews from the critics. I’ve seen the trailer and have to admit, the scene watching the jogger trip up beside a herd of cows had me sold. Why on earth should I find that so funny? But I have another reason to want […]

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