This Weeks in Books 24th July 2016

After some positive feedback the weekly post is back.

Update from last’s week post. Browser the Cat is not being evicted. After a public outcry and loads of signatures Browser will now stay at the library.

Thomas Morris has won the English Language Wales Book of the Year for his short story collection We Don’t Know What We’re Doing. Caryl Lewis won the Welsh Language award for her novel Y Bwthyn. Other awards included The Roland Mathias Poetry Award which went to Philip Close for his collection Songs of Carbon & Jasmine Donahaye’s Losing Israel won the creative non fiction award.

The ceremony took place in Merthyr Tydfil.

theakston1_pa Crime

Former Police Officer now author Claire Makintosh has won the Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival  Novel of the Year award for her debut novel I let you go.

Co Founder of the festival Val Mcdermid was also honoured with a outstanding contribution award which took place in Harrogate.

Bookman & Black

Goldsboro Books owner David Headley has launched Bookman & Black. A new venture that will have strong book values, support publishers & authors with promotions and marketing giving the feel of an independent book shop all in a online presence.

The lovely Rosie Garland will have her next book cover designed by Aitch! an illustrator from Bucharest after entering this years Bridgeman Studio Award


Books bring people together. When I first met Mel we were both reading the same book. This particular story started of with a tweet to the Oxford Road branch of Waterstones and then later became a wedding.

Congratulations to Victoria & Jonathan O’Brien 

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  36. Luigi Capone scrive:Complimenti per l’analisi. A unc erto punto, leggendo, ho riflettuto sulla figura di Ulisse e come ben ricordo Dante nella commedia definì la sua audacia come “folle volo”. Non è che abbiamo bisogno di questo? Non è che siamo diventati un paese che cerca di misurare la felicità in spread? Può ridursi tutto ad un calcolo matematico? Se così fosse avrei motivo di credere che davvero non siamo più Italiani ( e mi ci metto in mezzo anch’io ) ma come giustamente ti interrogavi, Italioti.

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  43. Telling Yeah, maybe not M.I series… Oh and yes, Mo with a book. If that’s allowed, I think it’ll make interesting materials for write ups. : )Also another person that would be interesting to see in next year’s cage matchTorak from Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. Yeah, I don’t think he’d last that long, but it would be interesting…

  44. marmotte dit :En Chine les restaurants présentent sur une table les plats servis pour que chacun puisse se faire une idée avant de commander.L’idée du hashtag est intéressante, c’est arrivé à tout le monde d’avoir imaginé autre chose et d’être déçu au moment où nous sommes servisRépondre

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  47. Portland hasn’t been hit as hard as other cities, yet, but we will. Our high [and increasing] unemployment rate will ensure that, as will the rocketing foreclosure rate here. I’m amazed, really, that sellers are still insisting on high prices, as if it’s still 2006. That will change the deeper we fall into recession/depression and more and more Portlanders are underwater.On the upside, I’m very impressed with the quality of writing about Portland neighborhoods on the Turner website.

  48. Witam.Szukam pokoju jednoosobowego najlepiej w mieszkaniu dwupokojowym w promieniu 5 km od Ukw na Chodkiewicza w cenie do 500zł z wszystkimi opłatami.Najlepiej abym mogła się tam wprowadzić na początku listopada:)

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