In the Event of an Apocalypse, Read this Book...

31st March 2014

Lewis Dartnell’s survival guide for the end of the world, The Knowldege, has received some great coverage this weekend; The Times, The New York Times, Daily Mail and Esquire Magazine have all reviewed favourably. The Times said:

An extraordinary achievement. With lucidity and brevity, Dartnell explains the rudiments of a civilisation. It is a great read even if civilisation does not collapse. If it does, it will be the sacred text of the new world — Dartnell that world’s first great prophet.”

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More Prizes for Miller

27th March 2014

Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian by Night has been shortlisted for the ‘Adult Debut Fiction Book of the Year’ category of the ABA Indies Choice, as well as the Strand Mystery Magazine Critics Award for best novel of the year:

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The Unlikely Settler on BBC Radio Scotland

14th March 2014

BBC Radio Scotland will have a long interview on Sunday Morning with Lipika Pelham, author of The Unlikely Settler. Lipika will talk about her experience of living in Jerusalem, and play her favourite music.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03y3fbz

Photograph: Karel Cudlin

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Photograph: Chris Christodoulou

50 years ago to the day...

5th March 2014

50 years ago to the day, a 20 year-old history, Arabic and medieval Spanish student at King’s College, Cambridge, lit a rocket under the musical establishment, and he’s spent the last half-century continuing to shock and awe, agitate and enlighten, entertain and energise audiences and performers all over the world - but mostly, and most importantly, in the UK ever since. It was on 5 March 1964 that John Eliot Gardiner conducted Monteverdi’s Vespers in the Chapel of King’s College, and musical culture has never been the same since…”

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