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Month: March 2017

Tracy Rees: Where I Write

  When I was at university I read Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and it made a huge impression on me. At last I have a study in my house – a room […]

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Do you think you might have Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Many people, particularly women, experience this common and distressing problem. IBS is the second highest cause of absenteeism after the common cold, with 20 per cent of the adult population experiencing bouts of it. If […]

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Finding Mrs Machiavelli

Finding Mrs Machiavelli: though there are times when I see her more like this, And hear her voice… She has given it thought over the time he has been away, how to handle this young […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in March

Logan The third and last movie in the Wolverine franchise is in my opinion the best X-Men film yet and one of the best films yet in the Marvel Universe, period (my other favourites being […]

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Ellen Kushner on Gateway

Ellen Kushner is the author of World Fantasy Award-winner Thomas the Rhymer, a inspired retelling of an ancient legend that sees the bold and gifted young minstrel Thomas awaken the desire of the powerful Queen […]

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Recipe of the Week: Carp with Potatoes & Herbs

1 carp, about 800 g/1¾ lb, or 2 smaller fish 400 g/14 oz potatoes, very thinly sliced 100 g/4 oz onions, very thinly sliced salt and freshly ground pepper 3 bay leaves 1 sprig of […]

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Tips for Sleeping and Waking from A Simple Table

Nowadays, there’s a general assumption that the less you sleep, the harder you’re working. However, at what cost? Getting some precious shut-eye is vital to regulate the hormones you need to keep your body in […]

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Happy Publication Day 30th March 2017!

Out this week from Gollancz, we’ve got the next undyingly sexy novel from Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau Vampire series, as well as the return of some excellent novels from Sarah Pinborough and Justina Robson!   Immortal […]

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Win a break at Norton House Hotel & Spa!

To celebrate publication of Tasmina Perry’s latest breathtaking novel The House on Sunset Lake, we’re offering one lucky person the chance to win a well deserved break at Norton House Hotel & Spa thanks to Handpicked […]

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Gateway Essentials: Chad Oliver

Chad Oliver was the working name that US anthropologist and writer Symmes Chadwick Oliver used for his SF titles. He was born in Ohio but spent most of his life in Texas, where he studied […]

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The Secret’s alternative ending

Kathryn Hughes’ bestselling novel The Secret is a gripping, heartrending story of how far a mother will go for her child. A huge bestseller in ebook and paperback, The Secret is the second novel from Kathryn, author […]

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Machiavelli on the Job

“The Prince” will make him famous, but for many long years Niccolò Machiavelli was just another junior diplomat on the job. It is the beauty of fiction that following him into the doldrums can sometimes […]

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