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Julia Johnson at Readers Bookshop, Jordan

Julia Johnson at Readers Bookshop, Jordan

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

A Soldier in Arabia

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

Poems for Pancake Day!

Poems for Pancake Day!

Mix a pancake, Stir a pancake, Pop it in the pan; Fry the pancake, Toss the pancake— Catch it if you can. Christina Rossetti Pancake Day Pancake Day Pancake Day, Pancake Day The pan's getting hotter The butter has melted I've poured in the batter Pancake Day, Pancake...

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....

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