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    A Song for Tomorrow…
    by Alice Peterson
    2017/01/20  |  Features  |  

    I never thought I’d be a writer. I was always Alice, the tennis player. Tennis was my childhood passion. I trained with Tim Henman, was ranked in the top eight under eighteen and was all set to go to America on a tennis scholarship, but then, overnight, I developed pain …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – True romance costs nothing…
    by Penny Parkes
    2017/01/12  |  Features  |  

    The New Year is well underway and most of our resolutions have probably been long since abandoned – but there is one resolution I make every year that seems to stick. Every year, I commit to the same thing – Random Acts of Kindness. They don’t need to be big, …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Elizabeth Morris (née Preston)
    by SJV
    2017/01/05  |  Features  |  

    Elizabeth Morris (née Preston), book lover, ex-Publicity Guru, Events Manager at Waterstones Gower Street and all round book champion extraordinaire, welcome to TeamBATC and thank you so much for finding the time in your busy schedule to play ‘A Day in The Life Of…’. So firstly, can you tell us …

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    Should auld acquaintance be forgot…
    by SJV
    2016/12/23  |  Features  |  

    So the question is… just how many of your NY resolutions have you already broken? Me?  I can safely say, probably all of them.  Or none of them, depending on if we consider 1st January as kick off date, or, as I prefer, First Day Back at Work… Anyway, I …

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    One Year On…. by Joe Roche
    by SJV
    2016/12/22  |  Features  |  

    January 2017 will mark the one-year anniversary of my joining Simon & Schuster.  And of course, much more importantly, the anniversary of me becoming a proud member of Team Books and the City.  Little did I know twelve months ago how many cupcakes and cocktails were about to be forced …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Sam Everett
    by SJV
    2016/12/22  |  Features  |  

    Sam Everett, Group Manager at Hillingdon Libraries, and PPC Librarian of the Year 2016, 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…’. So firstly, can you tell us what exactly what a …

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    Goodwill Hunting
    by SJV
    2016/12/13  |  Features  |  

    When it feels all hope and humanity is lost… when this cruel, heartless world lets you down… when injustice and the morally reprehensible behaviour of politicians, heads of state and big business threaten to swallow you up… when you feel alone, unloved, silenced, invisible, powerless, bullied…. when the melancholy feels …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – All I want for Christmas….
    by Penny Parkes
    2016/12/09  |  Features  |  

    I have a confession to make – none of the things I want this Christmas can be bought in a store or gift-wrapped under a tree (If you listen very carefully, you can almost hear the ever-tolerant Mr P heaving a sigh of relief). Having spent the best part of …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Nina Pottell
    by SJV
    2016/12/06  |  Features  |  

    Nina Pottell, book lover, Guardian columnist, Waterstones.com blog contributor, Prima magazine book reviewer, blogger and, of course, hairdresser to the stars – welcome to TeamBATC and thank you so much for agreeing to come and play ‘A Day in The Life Of…’. We know you are a total book geek, …

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    Easy Peasy Mince Pies….. guaranteed to impress without the stress!!!
    by Heidi Swain
    2016/11/30  |  Features  |  

    It was almost two years ago that I was imploring you all to embrace some seasonal baking with the recipe for my Easy Cheat Sausage Rolls and now I’m donning the festive apron again and sharing my Easy Peasy Mince Pies recipe to help celebrate one of the most popular …