I am pleased to announce that I am now part of the Foyles Affiliate Programme. You may have heard of the Amazon Affiliate Programme, and this works in the same way. My posts will each include a link to buy the relevant book from Foyles. If a reader clicks through and purchases that book from… Continue reading Announcement: Foyles Affiliate Programme
The brilliant Kirsty invited me to a meet-up of book bloggers (most people were 'book tubers', I was like the only person without a YouTube channel) in London on 25th July. I've met other bloggers before, but this was en masse, so I was nervous but excited. We met at King's Cross, by Watermark Books… Continue reading Book blogger/book tuber meet-up!
This is the first year that I've followed the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction, and I'm excited about it already. The longlist of ten debut novels (all have to be written in English and published in the UK) was announced on 25th April, and the shortlist will be announced on 23rd May. The winner… Continue reading The Desmond Elliott Prize for Debut Fiction 2013
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness has been one of my favourite recents reads. It is enthralling, fascinating, and moving, as well as brilliantly written; so, of course, I jumped at the chance to see author and New York Post reporter Susannah Cahalan speak about her work and the life-changing experiences which the book… Continue reading Susannah Cahalan at Foyles
Fiction Uncovered are hard to pinpoint at first. I use/view their site as a news source, a book review site and a blog. They describe themselves as: Fiction Uncovered is a promotion which celebrates our best British fiction writers. The promotion is supported by Arts Council England and funded by the National Lottery. In 2012, retailers including Waterstone’s, Foyles, iBookstore, Amazon and The Book… Continue reading Fiction Uncovered Announce their Best of British for 2012
The night of Thursday 13th October saw the launch of issue no. 3 of The White Review, a new quarterly dedicated to art and literature. Foyles hosted the event in the Gallery at their Charing Cross Road shop, a calm white space with wooden beams in the ceiling that remind one of a Grand Designs-type… Continue reading The White Review No. 3 launch at Foyles