Literary Festivals

We are heading into the late summer / autumn book festival season. After the very successful on-line Hay festival in May we thought it would be interesting to tell you about the published plans for upcoming literary events. I am sure most of you have been to the...
Books of the week

Books of the week

Sally Rooney’s Normal People has bounced back to the top of the bestseller lists. This is not surprising after the successful TV dramatisation which is now available on BBC iPlayer. The novel was first published in January 2018 and hit the bestseller charts mid 2019. ...
Podcasts 4th June

Podcasts 4th June

I have become quite a fan of podcasts over the last year having thought they were complicated to locate, down-load and listen to.  Podcasts are currently experiencing a boom in listener numbers So if you haven’t moved into the podcast world here are some simple tips:...
Barnes Book Groups

Barnes Book Groups

Barnes is clearly a hot-bed of book group activity. Almost everyone I know belongs to one – some to more than one. I have done a very unscientific calculation – based on population, age, socio-economic and gender data to estimate that there are at least 45 book groups...
Books of the Week

Books of the Week

David Walliams’ Slime has oozed to the top of the UK book charts with Lee Child’s Blue Moon at number 2. Blue Moonis the 24th Jack Reacher thriller which has just been published in paper-back.  This is another lone-wolf thriller about dirty money and even dirtier...