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From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

The Devil You Know by Elicka Peterson Sparks Review

Oliver Lippert | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
Oliver Lippert

US/UK The book „The Devil You Know" by the authoress Elicka Peterson Sparks hold the subtitle „The Surprising Link between Conservative Christi...

A Review Of 'Uniquely Human, A Different Way Of Seeing Autism' By Dr. Barry M Prizant

Matt Davis | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Matt Davis

This book appeared at an apposite time. After the vagaries of a vacation - "parents dread school vacations," the author, Dr. Barry M. Prizant, confirms at one point - it's a little like a refresher course for parents like me who are feeling drained by autism.

10 Roald Dahl Quotes That Sum Up The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Beloved author Roald Dahl would have turned 100 years old on 13 September 2016. A century after his birth, Dahl’s books are still able to captivate...

8 Reasons Why Reading With Your Child Is The Best Part Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Parents

Reading with your child might seem like a luxury when we all have busy lives, hectic work schedules and just want to get them into bed. But for many p...

Malorie Blackman's YA Novel 'Noughts And Crosses' To Be Made Into A BBC Series

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

The BBC have announced an exciting new commission, revealing that Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts And Crosses’ book is set to made into a drama. Th...

13 Signs You Know You're A Book Person

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrating the wonderful things that mark us out as book people, voila: 1. When You Take A Whole Suitcase On Holiday Just For Books. 2. Whe...

'Me Before You': Not for Me Thanks

Mik Scarlet | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

It breaks my heart that in the 21st Century an author and publishing company, then followed by an entire movie company, producer, director and cast, feel that the world needs this type of story. Don't create a positive exploration of what is truly possible for disabled people, instead let's just go the for the easy stereotype eh?

Why the Balkan Wars Matter, 25 Years On

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK
Annabelle Thorpe

Last week, in Dubrovnik, I met a woman called Maya, who had lived in the city her whole life - including the eight months that the city was under sieg...

Published Author, Keynote Speaker and Accessible Travel Expert

Martyn Sibley | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

I cannot believe it's almost March. This year is flying by. I've been feeling guilty for not writing to you more. However I've been hibernating, plann...

'The Martian' - Book or Film?

Cohan Chew | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

When books are portrayed through the big screen, bibliophiles often express their contempt towards the mere premise of it, even before its release. Th...

One Week

Martyn Sibley | Posted 13.08.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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 19.06.2016 | 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 01.06.2016 | 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.