Paperback copies just arrived - so now the 'Posh Postie' trilogy is complete and lots of PR activity planned for summer. Tessa Hainsworth's stories of her 'downshift' from high flying executive to rural postie have legions of fans and this final volume will delight them. Catch up with the two earlier ones UP WITH THE LARKS and SEAGULLS IN THE ATTIC.
posted by JANE April 15, 2014 2:14 PM
I invite all visitors to this site to write to their MP to protest at the recently publicised governmental limitation of prisoners' right to receive books. If one believes that books have the power to create empathy, to fire the imagination, to reveal new ways of being, this move seems to me to be vicious, cruel and counterproductive. If one believes in the capacity of human beings to change then books read in prison can and do change lives.
posted by JANE April 03, 2014 10:31 AM
Just had confirmation that the film of Andy Mulligan's 2010 novel TRASH directed by Stephen Daldry, scripted by Richard Curtis and starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara will open in the UK on 31st October. Watch this space!
posted by JANE April 02, 2014 6:14 PM
Popular TV natural history presenter Mike's new highly original study of bird activity throughout the year sold today to Bloomsbury's new Sigma list. Mike is on TV every week and a much loved character whose first book (Collins - 'My Garden and Other Animals') is a delight. He's not only a naturally entertaining writer but very highly qualified zoologist and his new book will incorporate cutting edge research on bird migration.
posted by JANE April 02, 2014 3:41 PM
Just got my advance copies of Linda Blair's brilliant new book which is one of the launch title for Hodder's new imprint Yellow Kite. The book is based on Linda's thirty years of clinical practice and it consists of a five step programme that works - it changes people's lives. Advance publicity has been great and it looks wonderful. It's one of those books that I feel really proud to represent.
posted by JANE February 03, 2014 4:34 PM