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Book awards, a bit like buses for me

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I had never been a book award judge and now I am about to begin my second judging role in as many months. If you are a passionate bookseller (I am) being asked to read […]

Extraordinarily gripping LORE + Q&A with author

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This Thursday, 19 June, The Bigger Picture Film Club presents the visually stunning LORE, which is based on the book ‘The Dark Room’ by Rachel Seiffert who will be introducing the film and giving a Q&A […]

Summer reading

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As I sat down at the computer to pen some thoughts for our June article, there were grey skies, heavy drizzle rain and yet, somehow, I thought of summer reading, it was 31st May after all […]

Marianne Kavanagh at Village Books

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Isn’t it lovely when a local friend has been supporting the local bookshop right from the start for all of its 17 years – then has her own UK book launch there! This is Marianne […]

The Italian question

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London gets under your skin. I’ve lived here since I was 21, and can’t really imagine living anywhere else. I have to come clean and confess that I started off in north London. But by […]

Book prizes, have you ever wondered how a book wins an award?

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I am on the judging panel for the Independent Bookshop Book of the Year award for 2014 and I thought I’d share with you how it all happens. The Independent Bookshop Book of the Year […]

The author Sarah Dunant – Next star turn in the series In Their Own Words

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The partnership between Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and Dulwich Books, recently winner of the Best British Independent Bookshop, continues apace. The winning team at Dulwich Books still manages to attract star names of a […]

April Musings

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Do books matter? Does reading matter? What can a book bring into your life, can a book change your life? You’ll appreciate of course that I am biased however my answer to all of these […]

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