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    Why I chose to write THE LIBERATION
    by Kate Furnivall
    2016/11/16  |  Features  |  

    THE LIBERATION is a book I just had to write. The story kind of grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go. It started when I was in Italy researching my last book, The Italian Wife, which was set near Rome. I popped down south to Sorrento and Naples …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Hannah Beckerman
    by SJV
    2016/11/08  |  Features  |  

    Hannah Beckerman, author, journalist, Costa Book Award judge, Book Champion extraordinaire, welcome to TeamBATC and thank you so much for finding the time in your ridiculously busy schedule to come and play ‘A Day in The Life Of…’. So firstly, can you tell us your career highlights, and how you …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Angela Addington
    by SJV
    2016/10/26  |  Features  |  

    Angela Addington, National Accounts Manager at Gardners Books Ltd, welcome to TeamBATC and thank you so much for finding the time in your busy schedule to come and play ‘A Day in The Life Of…’. Now, not everyone will necessarily know who Gardners are, so for the record – you …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Claire Frost
    by SJV
    2016/10/14  |  Features  |  

    Claire Frost, Books Guru at Fabulous magazine, welcome to TeamBATC and thank you so much for finding the time in your ridiculously busy schedule to come and play ‘A Day in The Life Of…’. So firstly, can you tell us what exactly what your role at Fabulous magazine entails please? …

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    Jolabokaflod
    by SJV
    2016/10/05  |  Features  |  

    Of all the traditions I’m on board with – pancake day, a cheeky cocktail for breakfast, Ballgown Thursday – my favourite has to be the Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve, and then spending the night reading them – called Jolabokaflod. Of course, as a book lover/nerd/geek giving …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Peter Saxton
    by SJV
    2016/09/29  |  Features  |  

    Peter Saxton, Publisher Liaison Manager at Waterstones, welcome to TeamBATC and thank you so much for finding the time in your ridiculously busy schedule to come and play ‘A Day in The Life Of…’. So firstly, can you tell us what exactly what a Publisher Liaison Manager does? I look …

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    A Sense of Place – How I choose and research settings for my novels…
    by Rachel Hore
    2016/09/27  |  Features  |  

    Beginning a novel, some writers like to imagine their characters first; others find inspiration in a dramatic incident or a desire to answer a question about human behaviour.  In my case, it is often an atmospheric setting that starts me thinking.  It’s as though I visualise the set of a …

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    Five famous literary frenemies
    by Eleanor Moran
    2016/09/16  |  Features  |  

    Female friendship is a literal lifesaver – research has shown women with a closeknit group of girlfriends live on average 22% longer – and yet, when it turns toxic, there is no greater hell.  We all know how it feels to have that friend we dread hanging out with, the …

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    Rachel Hore’s dream dinner guests
    by SJV
    2016/09/15  |  Features  |  

    Which five fictional characters would I like to have dinner with? They would need to be very well-rounded ones so that you could imagine them as real people outside the pages of their book. I’d want interesting conversationalists who were also good listeners, to get some great discussion going. And …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Isabelle Broom
    by SJV
    2016/09/15  |  Features  |  

    Isabelle Broom – Book Lover, handbag.com Great British Write-Off Short Story competition winner, Author, Book Review Guru at Heat magazine - welcome to TeamBATC!  I know you are busier than a busy bee right now preparing to Chair our Books and the City: Girls on Tour event at Chiswick Book Festival …