Book

One Week

Martyn Sibley | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Today I met Katy Etherington from PA Pool for a friendly coffee, Skyped Alan Chaulet in Boston about his Kickstarter to get wheelchairs on aeroplanes (more to come!), and read more of my latest book (about growing tech businesses).

Kickstarting My First Book

Martyn Sibley | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

From Mexico to Lithuania to Japan, my book will chart the ups and downs of my globetrotting to date, and show how I developed from a child who thought travelling without the support of his family would be impossible, to a 21 year old who set off for Australia without them.

"Why Does It Take So long for Your Book to Come Out if You've Already Written It?"

Holly Seddon | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Holly Seddon

My debut novel was sold to my UK publisher in October 2014, it will be first published in January 2016. And that's not abnormal, far from it. So, what happens in this year plus change?

In Facebook Jail Again - Over Female Nipples

Laura Dodsworth | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Dodsworth

Female breasts, depicted in a non-sexual way, by a female artist, are not allowed. In other words, if women's breasts and nipples are not in service to babies or men, or have not suffered cancer, if they simply exist on a woman's body, they must be covered.

Have We Been Sold a Lie About Multi-Tasking?

Natasha Courtenay-Smith | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Courtenay-Smith

They say knocking out a few hundred tasks for whatever reason is a poor substitute for doing even one task that is meaningful. Being busy, they stress, is not the same as being successful.

A Single Dad's Apology to His Mother on Mother's Day

Ben Adams | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Adams

I'm sorry I've been such an ungrateful son all these years Mum. I'm sorry for the cheap flowers on Mother's Days gone by. I'm sorry I have normally been the one to eat the chocolates rather than to provide them.

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Catherine Balavage | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

When I first started planning my wedding I was daunted. The cost of most weddings is over £20,000. It seemed insane to spend this on one day of our life. The majority of our wedding was paid for by my (now) husband and I so I had to keep things cheap...

Why University Campuses are Key Enablers of Europe's Future Prosperity

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The quality of European universities and their campuses not only affects policy agendas of education, research and innovation. It also affects Europe's position in the global competition for the best students and professors (the global 'battle for brains'), and the wider competitive advantage, productivity, profitability and sustainable development of Europe.

Making Fierce Conversations Count - In Business and in Life

Colin Hunter | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

Continuing the theme of last month's interview with Tim Brown, I have once again re-visited my shelf of inspirational leadership books. This month, Ha...

Booked a Film Again?

David Hynes | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Hynes

Is it me or does every film nowadays seem to be based on a book? For the last few years the most acclaimed films seem to be a conveyor belt of adaptations. Crossover between the book and film world is an old story of course but has the extent of adaptations actually been intensified during the last few years?

The Good Opinion of Others

Pam Warren | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Pam Warren

So apart from the PR and marketing of your book how else can you get it noticed in the wider world?

Book Review - A Country Too Far

Lucy Popescu | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

A Country Too Far, co-edited by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, is a timely attempt to set the record straight about asylum seekers in Australia, to counter the negative media propaganda and to protest at the government's treatment of them.

Book Review: Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

Kate Lawson | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lawson

From a series of constantly updated photographs with anecdotes beneath them, posted across his Tumblr and Facebook pages, as well as his official website, HumansOfNewYork - photographer Brandon Stanton is now as familiar to the visual landscape of the place they call "The Big Apple".

Miles Cameron, Red Knight Author (Interview)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The popularity of the fantasy genre continues unabated as the success of the TV show Game of Thrones amply demonstrates. Now comes Miles Cameron's The Fell Sword, the second in his Red Knight series.

Living With Pain? Book Review: 'Mindfulness For Health' by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

Collette Walsh | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Collette Walsh

Mindfulness For Health by Vidymala Burch (and Danny Penman) is written in a really helpful and engaging format with easy-to-follow sections too. The language is straight-forward, human and gobbledygook free.

Kate McCann To Attend Libel Case In Portugal

PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann faces further agony today as she attends a Portuguese court for the start of the family's libel action against ...

The World's Greatest Wildlife Photographs Revealed

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

A new book bringing together the work of 10 of the world’s greatest wildlife photographers for the first time is to be published by the Natural Hist...

Five Worst Royal Baby Tie-ins

Marianka Swain | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianka Swain

In what can only be described as adding insult to injury, the Ham & High reported a badly injured cyclist being taken to St Mary's Hospital, "where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth". The bizarrely inappropriate royal reference has since been removed from the article.

A Beginner's Guide to Boy Nobody

Sarah Wharton | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Wharton

Action-thriller Boy Nobody is the first in a trilogy of young adult novels by Allen Zadoff about a teen assassin, brainwashed by The Program to be a perfect, emotionless killing machine - imperceptible by the authorities because he's just a kid.

Author Profile: Coralie Colmez

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

Coralie Colmez's idiosyncratic combination of Gallic good looks, quiet intellect, a warm, unassuming personality, and an ultra cool dress sense that veers between hipster and high fashion is magnetic.

Book Review: The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

As the earth slows, our protagonist, a teenage girl, falls in love for the first time. Set against the backdrop of a dying world, the story is a time capsule, the reader's reaction heightened because we know that inevitable doom awaits.

Book Review: 'Math On Trial' by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

Math On Trial is a study of several criminal cases where flaws in mathematical and statistical calculations and their analysis led to incorrect verdicts of guilt or innocence. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book!

No ORDINARY GRACE: The Stunning New Novel From NYT Bestseller William Kent Krueger

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

A really great book with a wonderful, pitch perfect voice. I very much recommend it.

Book Review: The Trebor Story by Matthew Crampton - A Surprisingly Sweet Read

Abigail Tarttelin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Abigail Tarttelin

In this cut-throat, every-man-for-himself age, this thorough history and analysis of a respected and profitable company of the past proved excellent, timely and wise reading.

A Novel Written by Lunchtime?

David Prever | Posted 01.04.2013 | Home
David Prever

Gordon E. Moore's famous computing law - which sees processing power roughly doubling every two years - has pervaded every area of our lives. Nothing worthwhile is worth waiting for, which is a dreadful shame.