Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

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

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Oh, and what kind of books do you write? by Matthew Bright

When I was eight years old I wrote poorly-reasoned mystery stories featuring characters named after my friends. This was quite confusing because two of my friends had the same name, which doesn’t really work in fiction, but I’ll let myself off the hook because commercial success wasn’t high on my list. When I was fourteen… Continue reading Oh, and what kind of books do you write? by Matthew Bright

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Publishable, but worth it? by Anna Larner

E M Forster ‘Publishable – but worth it?’ are the words of E M Forster, inscribed on the cover of the typescript of his novel, Maurice. Completed in 1914, Maurice depicts the turmoil of middleclass Englishman, Maurice Hall, who falls in love with another man at a time (1912) when to do so risked everything.… Continue reading Publishable, but worth it? by Anna Larner

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Save the Shoe Leather by I. Beacham

“I need you to blog,” she says in her usual relaxed BSB editorial voice. I think ‘fine’. I’ll go mow the lawn and hope something relatively cerebral, adroit and, with just a hint of conceptualism - that much sought after topic will leap out to me as I behead the grass and leave all its… Continue reading Save the Shoe Leather by I. Beacham

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“Continue?” by Lesley Davis

I like sequels. My favourite film of all time is “The Empire Strikes Back” because it set the scene for the romance between Han Solo and Princess Leia. I loved “The Matrix Reloaded”  because it built more on the romance between Neo and Trinity. I’ll admit to watching “The Santa Clause 2” a fair few… Continue reading “Continue?” by Lesley Davis

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AUTUMN LEAVES AND SUNNY DAYS IN PROVINCETOWN

UK author I. Beacham blogs about her trip to Women's Week in Provincetown, Massachusetts.    I’ve just got back from Women’s Week at Provincetown on Cape Cod and ‘she’ who must be obeyed (the one who runs the BSB UK Fest in Nottingham) suggested (this means ‘Do it’) I string a few words together and… Continue reading AUTUMN LEAVES AND SUNNY DAYS IN PROVINCETOWN