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09 Dec 2016 - 04:12
Submitted by: Blake
I found personal accounts of the war from individual soldiers’ recollections, as well as observations made by war correspondents and diaries kept by nurses in the field. I’m sure that any reader with knowledge of this conflict will recognize that one of my characters could, in part, be modelled on Miss Emily Hobhouse, the daughter of an Anglican rector. This Cornishwoman travelled to South Africa to do what she could to alleviate the suffering of the women and children in the concentration camps. These internment camps were set up to house the families whose farms had been burned out in order to disrupt the Boer fighters’ supply lines. This was a badly conceived concept based on a strategic and logistical problem.
01 Dec 2016 - 04:12
Submitted by: Blake

This week saw the launch of an exciting ad campaign for Nadine Dorries' new Lovely Lane series across four key women's magazines in the UK. To tie in with publication of the paperback of The Angels of Lovely Lane, the first in the series, four ads were placed in My Weekly, Woman's Weekly, Woman and Woman's Own promoting the paperback and giving an insight into the world of the angels.

30 Nov 2016 - 01:11
Submitted by: Blake
Last week I met a Beadle. I was the guest speaker at the Ladies’ Banquet for the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) at the Stationers’ Hall near St Paul’s Cathedral. The magnificent Hall, dating from 1670, has been good to me; it was there that I received The People’s Prize for Fiction in 2010. I was invited to the Banquet because the Mistress Angie Kay, partner of Master, Philip Morrish, is a fan of my detective duo Stella and Jack. 
 
28 Nov 2016 - 05:11
Submitted by: Blake
Hamilton has been in the news again recently (not that the hip-hop musical has been much out of the news since it’s smash-hit Broadway run opened in August 2015) for controversially addressing Vice-President elect Mike Pence from the stage of the Broadway play following curtain call.
18 Nov 2016 - 10:11
Submitted by: Blake
The White Hare, Michael Fishwick's, debut novel for 12+ readers, will be the first title published by Head of Zeus' Zephyr imprint in March 2017.
17 Nov 2016 - 01:11
Submitted by: Blake

Irish author E M Reapy has won the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year award at the Bord Gáis energy Irish Book Awards 2016 for her debut novel Red Dirt which was published in June. 

14 Nov 2016 - 05:11
Submitted by: Blake
Rebel: How to Overthrow the Emerging Oligarchy is a radical manifesto calling for a fundamental change in capitalism and politics from independent-minded MP Douglas Carswell.
 
"Elected to Parliament four times – twice as a Conservative and twice for UKIP – I’ve not merely changed parties. I’ve shifted my views fundamentally. Politics is a cartel, like much of the economy. Things are run in the interests of a few. We need a revolution.” - Douglas Carswell
 
07 Nov 2016 - 04:11
Submitted by: Blake
“Don’t you know, you can’t go home again,” as Thomas Wolfe was famously warned, but I have done so, for my writerly sins, returning at the age of thirty-five with my young family to the small rural community in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where I grew up, to work as a journalist and writer. Over the past seven years, I’ve written six novels and still work part-time as a reporter. Along the way, I’ve had many sleepless nights and anxious hours mapping out my fictional landscape. Little did I know when I started on this journey that the past is a tougher assignment for a journalist than any war-torn hotspot around the globe.
 
03 Nov 2016 - 10:11
Submitted by: Blake
Jane Lythell's third novel with Head of Zeus is published as a paperback today. 
 
Woman of the Hour takes the lid off the TV industry. Behind the glossy exterior of the on-air programme there lurks backstage intrigues, scandal and huge egos in conflict. 
 
Jane, who worked as a TV producer and commissioning editor for fifteen years (as Jane Clarke), delivers a barnstorming insider's account of the private life of a​ TV station.
 
01 Nov 2016 - 10:11
Submitted by: Blake
To celebrate the release of Dead Girls Dancing by Graham Masterton we would like to invite readers to submit a review of White Bones, book 1 in the Katie Maguire series. Let us know your thoughts on this intensely thrilling crime novel - what did you think of Katie Maguire defending her place as a woman within the crime force? Did you enjoy the landscape or characters more? Could you sleep after reading?! Let us know in no less than 100 words.
 
24 Oct 2016 - 12:10
Submitted by: Blake

Professor Mary Beard recently commented on the comparisons which American writers have been making between Donald Trump and Julius Caesar. The parallels, she said, appealed to both sides. Trump’s enemies point to Caesar as the man who finally destroyed the republican system of Rome and ushered in an autocracy. His supporters say that Trump, like Caesar, will sweep away a corrupt and rotten system, and usher in an age of peace and prosperity.

20 Oct 2016 - 05:10
Submitted by: Blake
The ruling Tudor dynasty was bookended by two princesses named Elizabeth Tudor – the one born in 1492, whose brief years passed into obscurity, and the other who dominated her era and brought the dynasty to its close with her death in old age, in 1603. Their lives are the full-stops between which countless lives of other Tudor women were lived.