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A Rod for Our Own Backs by Charlie Cochrane

To choose just one Christmas memory is an almost impossible task. At first, I thought I’d write about the time when we sent to the Mountbatten school carol service at Romsey Abbey and the bells were pealing out magically into a clear night sky. That was the year the heating broke and other people looked… Continue reading A Rod for Our Own Backs by Charlie Cochrane

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A gentle crescendo by Ileandra Young

It’s that time of year again! Woo! Last time I talked about this with you guys, it was 2017 when I was re-discovering what Christmas can mean. Well…this year isn’t too far off that. My lovely children are two years older, as am I and my relationships have grown in that time too. Now the… Continue reading A gentle crescendo by Ileandra Young

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The Bold Strokes Books Festival: A Place to Call Home for Authors and Readers Alike

The Bold Strokes Books festival weekend never fails to surprise us. Every year, we wonder if it’s still relevant, if people will turn up, if they’ll enjoy it if they do show up. And every year, our worries prove unfounded. As the dust settles on a successful tenth anniversary festival, the social networks are abuzz… Continue reading The Bold Strokes Books Festival: A Place to Call Home for Authors and Readers Alike

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A Decade Of Words

Ten years ago, a new Nottingham author got in touch to say she'd like to do a reading/signing at Waterstones; could we help her make it happen? A decade later, we're still doing those author readings/signings. It grew from that one weeknight that had been shifted at the last minute and included three authors, to… Continue reading A Decade Of Words