posted by JANE June 24, 2016 1:17 PM
IF WE AWAKE TO A COUNTRY THAT HAS CHOSEN TO ABANDON THE EUROPEAN PROJECT, 96% OF THOSE OF US IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES WILL BE IN MOURNING FOR A GREAT BRITAIN THAT HAS LOST ITS SENSE OF HISTORY, OF GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY AND OF HUMANITY. ANYONE READING THIS WHO IS UNCERTAIN HOW TO VOTE SHOULD LOOK AT SHEILA HANCOCK'S WONDERFUL SPEECH ON PAXMAN'S C4 SHOW LAST NIGHT AND BE INSPIRED...
posted by JANE June 23, 2016 7:24 PM
Delighted to have our first contract with One World Publishers whose non fiction editorial director Sam Carter just bought the UK rights in Lynne's book. The world's biggest English language group publishing in America and the UK's Independent Publisher of the year is a very nice combination!
posted by JANE June 23, 2016 7:17 PM
Dr Lynne Murphy's brilliant proposal for her forthcoming book on the differences between British and Amercan English has been sold at auction to Penguin US. Lynne is reader in linguistics at Sussex university and the author of the splendid blog Separatedbyacommonlanguage.
posted by JANE June 11, 2016 2:37 PM
Splendid feedback from the 'birding' community for Mike Dilger's just-published book that charts a year in the life of twelve British birds (Robin, cuckoo, swallow, tawny owl etc - ones we know well) Based on cutting edge technology we now know far more about the mysteries of migration than every before and using amazing avian facts gleaned from birdwatchers, ringers and migration recorders over decades, Mike produces a fascinating narrative revealing where our swallows spend Christmas Day and where all the nightingales are in November.
posted by JANE June 11, 2016 2:28 PM