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Month: September 2019

Olivia Beirne on FOMO

Even as I type that I want to laugh. First there was ‘YOLO’, then ‘FOMO’ now ‘JOMO’. When will this odd obsession with abbreviation end? Is this the direction in which the world is heading? […]

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Cosy up with our top book picks this Autumn

The days are getting darker, the weather is getting cooler, everyone is digging out their jumpers from the back of their wardrobes, but for us at Bookends that means the arrival of our favourite season […]

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English Heritage commemorates Virago author Angela Carter

    English Heritage has commemorated the legacy of award winning novelist Angela Carter with a blue plaque at her former home in Clapham.   It was at this house, 107, The Chase, that Carter […]

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SF Gateway round-up – August and September!

Looking for something to read this Autumn? We published some brilliant new titles in August and September!   The ruthless Dictator of Mekin had already subjugated twenty-two helpless planets. Now he wanted Kandar’s unconditional surrender. […]

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What I Learned Watching Criminal – Netflix

Criminal: UK Protocol is everything. If you have 30 seconds until the interview is over, you have 30 seconds, and that’s it. You do not cross that line. A lot depends on your solicitor. They […]

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Translated Crime Books to Discover

The amount of crime fiction available to readers is enormous and what makes it even better the sheer number of incredible translated crime fiction. Translated crime books give a fascinating insight into the similarities and […]

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JOHN MURRAY ACQUIRES BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH RIGHTS TO THE OFFICIAL AND FULLY AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN HAWKING

The Stephen Hawking Estate announced today that the official biography of the world famous theoretical physicist and global bestselling author will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by John Murray Publishers, an imprint of […]

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The Gollancz and Rivers of London BAME award

GOLLANCZ & BEN AARONOVITCH LAUNCH BAME SCIFI & FANTASY WRITING PRIZE AFTER STATS ILLUSTRATE THAT LESS THAN 1% OF GENRE BOOKS COME FROM BRITISH WRITERS OF COLOUR   Gollancz, the UK’s oldest science fiction and […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #4

AKWAAKWURU, he woke to the wild noises of his crowd of fowls the following morning. One of them was crowing without cease, letting its voice ebb at intervals, then beginning again in a higher pitch […]

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Read and Extract from Tegan and Sara’s Memoir

  High School is Tegan and Sara’s first memoir, chronicling their teenage years during the height of grunge and rave culture in the 1990s in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The memoir is a bravely honest account […]

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Happy Publication Day 26th September 2019!

It’s Thursday, which means we have new books out for you to read! And what excellent timing, too, given the turn in weather. Wrap up warm, brew yourself a tea, and why not delve into […]

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Related Categories: Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, Paul Kreuger

An exclusive extract from A Gift in December by Jenny Gladwell!

Read an extract from A Gift in December, Jenny Gladwell’s cosy, romantic tale inspired by London’s most famous Christmas tree. What readers are saying about A Gift in December… ‘A sparkling and heart warming Christmas […]

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