Bookshop.org UK Launch – Helping Local Bookshops Take on Amazon in Critical Christmas Shopping Period  

  Bookshop.org UK Launches Today, Helping Local Bookshops Take on Amazon in Critical Christmas Shopping Period   150 Independent Bookshops Across UK Join New Alternative Online Bookshop for Socially Conscious Shoppers London. 2 November 2020. Bookshop (www.Bookshop.org) – a new online platform with the mission to offer socially conscious online shoppers an alternative to Amazon by … Continue reading Bookshop.org UK Launch – Helping Local Bookshops Take on Amazon in Critical Christmas Shopping Period  

New Blood 2020 – Val McDermid reveals the rising stars of crime for Theakston Old Peculier New Blood

Harrogate, Thursday 18 June 2020: The undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid has unveiled the hotly tipped ‘New Blood’ authors for 2020, showcasing the year’s best breakout crime writing talent: -          Deepa Anappara – Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (Chatto & Windus) -          Elizabeth Kay – Seven Lies (Sphere) -          Jessica Moor – Keeper (Penguin) -          Trevor Wood – The Man on the Street (Quercus)   The New Blood 2020 … Continue reading New Blood 2020 – Val McDermid reveals the rising stars of crime for Theakston Old Peculier New Blood

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans wins The Wolfson History Prize 2020

The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia

  History of the Oceans wins UK’s Foremost History Prize David Abulafia’s The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans wins £40,000 prize London. 15 June 2020. A global history of humankind told through our relationship with the world’s oceans has tonight been announced as the winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2020, the most prestigious history … Continue reading The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans wins The Wolfson History Prize 2020

Longlist revealed for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year!

Today, the longlist of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award is unveiled with literary legends and dynamic debuts in contention for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Take a look at the press release below and don't forget to  VOTE for your favourite book from the longlist. The six … Continue reading Longlist revealed for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year!

BATC Spring Blogger Evening 2020

As usual, we were greeted on arrival with bubbly, gorgeous themed cupcakes (courtesy of Restoration Cakes) and nibbles. There were no hugs on offer due to the current virus situation, however everyone was having a great time elbow bumping! After a quick catch up with some friendly faces, we made our way into the boardroom … Continue reading BATC Spring Blogger Evening 2020

The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards

UK Book Blog Awards to return for third yearAwards celebrate social media influencers’ impact on the publishing industryThe London Book Fair is delighted to announce the return of the UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF for a third year. Bloggers, social media influencers, members of the publishing industry, and the general public are invited to contribute … Continue reading The London Book Fair UK Book Blog Awards

An Evening with HarperCollins at #DestinationHQ

On Monday I had the good fortune of attending the HarperCollins offices for their HQ imprint event #DestinationHQ.  The purpose of the event was to showcase their future releases for Summer 2019 to Spring 2020.The event was held at the HarperCollins offices in London, situated next to The Shard. Held on the 17th floor, the … Continue reading An Evening with HarperCollins at #DestinationHQ

Books & The City (Simon and Schuster UK) Spring Blogger Evening 2019

The annual Simon and Schuster blogger event is always a fabulous event and I was therefore delighted to jump on the train to London last Wednesday in order to attend their #SpringBloggerEvening2019.Organised by the wonderful Sara-Jade Virtue (aka SJV) and held at the S&S offices, the event is always full to the brim with books, … Continue reading Books & The City (Simon and Schuster UK) Spring Blogger Evening 2019

Books and the City’s Spring Blogger Evening 2018

The Books and the City annual bloggers evening is always a fantastic event in which book bloggers and authors indulge in some shamelessly bookish conversation and eat the most fabulous cupcakes! It really is the highlight of my book events calendar and 2018 proved to be no exception.First up was the chance to catch up … Continue reading Books and the City’s Spring Blogger Evening 2018