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Ray and Caroline Foulk at the V&A

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,...

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

“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...

Countdown to Christmas begins!

Countdown to Christmas begins!

We've been hearing about it since Halloween ended, John Lewis has released its advert, and now, with December beginning this week, it's finally acceptable to mention the 'C' word. The recent cold weather has been an excuse for mulled wine, mince pies, and lots of...

Penderyn Prize Longlist Announced

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....

Phil Dampier on Trump’s victory

Phil Dampier on Trump’s victory

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...

Scary stories to read this Halloween

Scary stories to read this Halloween

The Woman in White Wilkie Collins What better to way to get your heart racing than this fantastic Victorian thriller by Wilkie Collins? The slithering Count Fosco, with his pungent cigar smoke trailing behind him, is sure to become a figure of nightmares. The Witches...

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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...

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

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....

Medina vs The Rest of the World Croquet Match 2016

Medina vs The Rest of the World Croquet Match 2016

Picture, if you will, a quintessentially English setting: an Indian summer sun hangs in a cloudless sky, the gentle clack of mallet on ball and the clink of Pimm’s glasses drift across the manicured lawns, and a soft breeze makes the bunting dance. As the shadows...

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