Jenny Balfour Paul gave a wonderful lecture on Monday 27th March at the Royal Geographical Society on how her life in indigo unwittingly led her across continents in search of an elusive traveller, Thomas Machell. Stay update to date with her events at www.deeperthanindigo.com.
Friday 13th January We had a fabulous night at the V&A Museum yesterday with a talk by authors Ray and Caroline Foulk on the Isle of Wight Festivals 1968, 1969 and 1970. Ray Foulk recounted what it was like to organise the biggest festival the world had ever seen, with an estimated half a million […]
Sowing the seeds of the future An academic takes a look at the initial years of the UAE through reports from the 1970s, covering a range of topics from larger political issues to the quirky. The tallest building in the world. Swanky shopping malls and world-class eateries. Twelve-lane expressways, with the latest cars cruising on […]
We are pleased to announce that Ray and Caroline Foulk have been longlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2017. Alongside Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, Born to Run, and The Age of David Bowie by Paul Morley, The Last Great Event is amongst 12 books to be longlisted. The judges include, musician and comedian Stewart Lee; […]
Journalist Phil Dampier, the author of White House: Wit, Wisdom & Wisecracks, has spoken out about his views on the outcome of yesterday’s presidential election. “As my book shows, humour has always been a powerful weapon for Presidents so at least Trump has a head start there! Time will tell if he can grow into […]
Bob Dylan has been award the Nobel Literature Prize in honour of his achievements as a poet. Ray Foulk, the organiser of the 1968 Isle of Wight Festival, which coaxed Bob Dylan out of retirement and was his only performance in a seven and a half year break, has expressed his approval and admiration: “As […]
To celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day we’re offering 25% off Our Dementia Diary with a £2 donation to the Alzheimer’s Society. The acclaimed memoir by Rachael Dixey talks about the difficulties faced by both parties when caring for a partner with early-onset dementia. Read her interview with the Alzheimer’s Society here.