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Wednesday Cover Story: More than just a pretty pattern

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

This month Virago has launched a collection of six Modern Classics with gorgeous pattern textile covers by various designers. They reminded me however of something, and then it finally hit – they reminded me of a Persephone book. A Persephone book cover features that same square box including the title and author name, and whilst […]

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Sara Magness’ Top 5 Books with a Welsh Setting

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Reading Teju Cole’s Top 10 novels of solitude in The Guardian last week, I got to thinking that some similar book-related lists might be good for our A&B blog. As I’m enjoying a few days back home in Wales this week I thought I’d make the list a Welsh-themed one. So here are my Top […]

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Swatting up on your Norman history

Friday, August 26th, 2011

A while ago, my sole knowledge of Norman history centred on The Battle of Hastings – and namely on the simple fact that a) there was a battle, b) it was in Hastings, and c) it was in 1066.  That, and a very vivid memory of a primary school project where our class lined the […]

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Beyond James Patterson…

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Whilst the Guardian comments that one might be surprised by the huge figures some authors are earning, it is no real surprise that Forbes Magazine has just named James Patterson as the highest paid author amongst them. When I visited the States last year, I could have been excused for thinking Patterson was the only […]

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Wednesday Cover Story: Revisiting La Foce

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

BBC4 is reshowing Francesco da Mosto’s Italy Top to Toe (Tuesdays 8pm). It is a wonderful series and last night saw Francesco in Tuscany, meeting Iris Origo’s daughter Benedetta at the family’s magnificent estate La Foce, immortalised by Iris’s wartime memoir War in Val d’Orcia – a modern classic and one of A&B’s perennial bestsellers. […]

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Cookies! (The perfect reading companion)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

It is a sad fact but these days I don’t seem to read at home at all, commuting has become the only time of the day or week that I really get into any books. The idea of spending a Saturday morning doing nothing but lying on the sofa working my way through a really […]

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Anna Jacobs speaking in Chippenham

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Wednesday 31st August, 7.00pm WATERSTONE’S, CHIPPENHAM Come and enjoy a glass of wine and a chance to meet saga writer Anna Jacobs who will be giving a talk and signing copies of her books, including Cherry Tree Lane and Elm Tree Road at Waterstone’s, 29 The Borough Parade, Chippenham, SN15 3WL. For more information call […]

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Rachel Caine – How do keep thinking up new ideas and keep readers hooked?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Q. Hello! I’m reading your Morganville Vampire Series and I am very impressed at how you come up with such amazing ideas all in one book, and how you have managed to keep me amazed and interested for every book of the series, you make up complete shocks for every book. Anyway, what I am […]

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Living the London life…

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

During my short time in London I have now experienced widespread riots and looting, a dog bite, panic at the inability to find anywhere to live, and a gas leak. So that’s civil unrest, animal attack, potential homelessness and chemical poisoning so far. I feel like I only need some sort of plague or natural […]

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£2 off our Books of the Month

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Check out the July Books of the Month on our homepage – all £2 off. Click on the titles to buy them and enter the promotional code you’ll see featured in each book’s synopsis to get your discount.      

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Maternity calls…

Friday, August 19th, 2011

This will be my last blog for some time as I’ve officially started my maternity leave! I’ve had 9 months warning that this day would come, but still it’s somehow snuck up on me. I am knowingly informed that henceforth I will become obsessed with the colour and consistency of baby poo and I can […]

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Tania Crosse book signing in Exeter

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Saturday 15th October, 12noon – 2.00pm    WATERSTONE’S (ROMAN GATE), EXETER Author Tania Crosse will be signing copies of her books, including her latest paperback Hope at Holly Cottage, at Waterstone’s, 252 High Street, Exeter EX4 3PZ (Roman Gate branch). For more information call the bookshop on  0843 290 8325.

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Cream tea with Tania Crosse at Okehampton Library

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wednesday 12th October, 2.00pm    OKEHAMPTON LIBRARY, DEVON Come and enjoy cream tea as Tania Crosse gives a talk about her books, including her latest paperback Hope at Holly Cottage, at Okehampton Library, 4 North Street, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR. Tickets £3, for more information call the library on  01837 52805.

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Tania Crosse speaking at Mortimer Library

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Thursday 22nd September, 6.45pm    MORTIMER LIBRARY, READING Author Tania Crosse will be giving a talk about her books, including her latest paperback Hope at Holly Cottage, at Mortimer Library, 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer, Reading, RG7 3SH. For more information call the library on 0118 933 2882.

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Cassandra Clark book signing at the Saltaire Festival

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Saturday 17th September, 5.30pm        SALTAIRE BOOKSHOP, SHIPLEY As part of the Saltaire Festival, come and meet author Cassandra Clark who will be celebrating her new paperback release The Law of Angels (the latest in the Yorkshire-set medieval mystery series featuring Abbess Hildegard of Meaux) with a book signing at the Saltaire Bookshop, 1 Myrtle […]

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Cassandra Clark book signing in York

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Saturday 17th September, 12.30pm        WATERSTONE’S, YORK Come and meet author Cassandra Clark who will be celebrating her new paperback release The Law of Angels (the latest in the Yorkshire-set medieval mystery series featuring Abbess Hildegard of Meaux) with a book signing at Waterstone’s, 28-29 High Ousegate, York YO1 8RX. For more information, call the […]

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Cassandra Clark speaking in Steyning

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wednesday 28th September, 7.30pm        SPRINGWELLS HOTEL, STEYNING Come and meet author Cassandra Clark who will be giving a talk about her Yorkshire-set medieval mystery series featuring Abbess Hildegard of Meaux, at Springwells Hotel, 9 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3GG.  She will also be signing copies of her books, including new paperback release The Law […]

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The World Beyond beats One Day!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

It’s always lovely seeing our titles on display in bookshops,  but this has got to beat any recent book spotting… Check out The World Beyond, by Sangeeta Bhargava topping the chart at Waterstone’s in Harrow – number one out of their 100 top bestsellers. And yes, that’s ahead of One Day, by David NIchols, which […]

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Wednesday Cover Story: Sneak peak of the next crime sensation…

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

If you thought Scandinavia might not be able to produce any more brilliant crime writers, well think again. There’s a new rising star on the horizon by the name of Kjell Eriksson. His first book in the acclaimed Ann Lindell series, The Princess of Burundi, won the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel […]

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A hook me hearties…

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

I’m currently wearing my sales hat. It is a very fetching tricorn affair which comes with some not-so fetching dredlocks and a bumper pack of black eyeliner, but enough about that. I’m wearing the sales hat to help me ponder over an email from one of the wholesalers about their forthcoming promotions. Some are very […]

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