It’s less than a month to go til schools are out for the Easter holidays, and pretty soon families will be racking their brains for ways to entertain their youngsters. But with rising costs, we’re all living in a crunch. … Continue reading Exploring London on a Budget: Let These Travel Books & Maps Guide Your Adventures
As a wise woman once said, “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” And we couldn’t agree more with this poignant sentiment from Emily Dickinson. On this World … Continue reading Poetry as a means of artful expression: collections to get you thinking and feeling on World Poetry Day
Maryse Condé is a powerful literary force, “The grand queen, the empress, of Caribbean literature,” according to Fiammetta Rocco, and now the oldest writer to be longlisted for the International Booker Prize with her latest work, The Gospel According to … Continue reading Maryse Condé Longlisted for the International Booker Prize | The Gospel According to the New World
The moment we saw the trees begin to blossom, we knew it was time to throw the curtains wide and shake off those winter blues. (At least, we thought it was… until it began to snow here in London. But … Continue reading March fiction titles to put a spring in your step!
Oh, February — the month of hearts, cards, and romance… where you can light some scented candles, snuggle under a blanket next to a huge bouquet of flowers and get completely immersed in a juicy murder mystery. Hold on — … Continue reading Cosy Up to Some Compelling Crime Reads this February
It’s Black History Month over in the States this February! Black authors deserve highlighting whatever the month, but we thought this would still be a good time to point to some books that cover a breadth of African American history, … Continue reading A Celebration of African American History, Culture and Politics through 10 Unique Books
Oh, the Banshees… What’s not to love? Emerging writers? Check. Strange and bizarre while poignant and thoughtful? Check. With story-telling at its heart that opens conversation, immerses the reader, and challenges convention? Check, check, check! Without further ado, we’d like … Continue reading Indie Sweetheart: you didn’t know that you need to know Banshee Press
As in the epigraph from Franz Kafka, “to write prescriptions is easy, but to come to an understanding with people is hard.” And so it goes in our February Book of the Month, Tell Her Everything, the third novel by … Continue reading TELL HER EVERYTHING — February Book of the Month
48 small presses from across the UK and Ireland have been named regional and country finalists of The British Book Awards 2023 Small Press of the Year award. This award aims to celebrate the independent presses delivering on innovation and … Continue reading And the regional finalists for the British Book Awards are in!
We’re so used to commercialised Valentines’ day — shiny pink and purple plastic hearts, tacky little stuffed bears, and the same chocolates repackaged in shiny, red boxes. But those things don’t cut through to the heart, do they? Between rushing … Continue reading A Refreshing and Honest Look at Love — Inside Love Story: new photography on love and intimacy from Hoxton Mini Press