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Month: September 2015

Meet Michael Aristov…

Will heartstopping Michael, from Kate Baxter’s Last True Vampire series, be your #EternalBookBoyfriend?   Name: Michael Aristov Location: Las Vegas, Sin City Profession: Vampire King Age: 300+ Height: Towers at seven foot Body type: Body […]

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How to tell if your teenager is depressed

Ever been faced with a moody, snappy or truculent teenager? It isn’t easy to know how to react if your son or daughter seems depressed and sad and many teenagers find it hard to talk […]

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Free extract from THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes

Thousands of readers have already expressed your love for the Kindle bestseller from debut author Kathryn Hughes and next week it’s finally out in paperback and we cannot wait. So much so that we thought […]

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The Story of Egypt

Joann Fletcher has written this fantastic article for us about the UK’s relationship to ancient Egypt! ANCIENT EGYPT ON OUR DOORSTEP Ancient Egypt continues to fascinate the modern world, with much of this fascination based […]

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On This Day: Alfred Bester Died

On this day in 1987, Alfred Bester passed away and the SF world lost one its brightest stars. From The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: Educated in both humanities and sciences – including Psychology, perhaps the […]

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What are tone curves?

A tone curve is a visual representation of the relationship between the highlights, midtones, and shadows in an image. Tone curves appear in the form of a graph, in which the horizontal X-axis represents the […]

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Writing Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship

We are thrilled to welcome Aliette de Bodard back to the blog to tell us about the process of writing the prequel to The House of Shattered Wings. Of Books, and Earth, and Courtship is a prequel story set […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Dying of the Light

An HBO television series has been garnering critical acclaim, racking up awards by the dozen and viewers by the millions, of late. Nothing unusual in that, of course; HBO is a byword for quality television. What’s […]

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Mistborn Mondays: The Hero of Ages

Welcome back to another instalment of #MistbornMondays! We’re coming to the last week of this 10 week readathon (phew!) and only have a few days left to finish the final book in the first part […]

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England v Pakistan in UAE tour preview

The England squads announced for the tour of the UAE held few surprises. For the Tests, Adam Lyth’s poor series against Australia cost him his place, and in came Alex Hales of Nottinghamshire, who has […]

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On This Day: Michael G. Coney

Michael Greatrex Coney was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, on this day in 1932. Coney moved to Canada from 1973, serving with the British Columbia Forest Service until his retirement in 1989. His early work carried […]

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