‘Catastrophes, Crashes and Crimes’ sheds light on extraordinary happenings in the UAE

by Lisa Kaaki, Arab News The title of this book, which is due to be released next month, left me perplexed and curious. Why write about catastrophes, crashes and crimes in the United Arab Emirates? The answer can be found in the introduction written by author Athol Yates, assistant professor at the Institute of International […]

Alexandria review – Al Hayat Newspaper

Review of Alexandria: City of Gifts and Sorrows Al Hayat Newspaper

Jenny Balfour Paul at the RGS

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.

Julia Johnson at Readers Bookshop, Jordan

Julia Johnson, Readers

Julia Johnson delighted children at Readers Bookshop in Jordan last Saturday with her fabulous stories about Humpy Grumpy the camel and The Old Man and His Donkey. Can you guess what they’re trying to do here?!

A Soldier in Arabia

David Nield presents his autobiography A Soldier in Arabia to HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Ray and Caroline Foulk at the V&A

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 […]

“A glittering chronicle of the UAE’s initial years”

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 […]

Penderyn Prize Longlist Announced

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; […]

Phil Dampier on Trump’s victory

White House: Wit, Wisdom & Wisdom

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 wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan, IOW, Nobel Prize

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 […]