Dear Aliens...

28th February 2011

What would happen if we made contact with an alien civilisation? If you had to speak to aliens on behalf of humanity what would you say? Lucy Hawking, as part of the Arizona State University’s ‘Origins’ project, invites you to join in the dicussion.

Follow this link to post your ‘Dear Aliens…’ missives:…

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Download DR WHO: HORNETS NEST for free

21st February 2011

All this week the Guardian is offering a free download of the fantastic Hornets’ Nest Dr Who audio series, written by Paul Magrs and narrated by the fourth doctor, Tom Baker.

For more information visit:

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Download THE LAST DRAGON SLAYER app here

10th February 2011

Download the brilliant new iphone/ipad app for Jasper Fforde’s latest children’s novel The Last Dragon Slayer for a whole new reading experience.

Your week-by-week guide to who’s who and what’s what and where’s where in the wonderful world of The Last Dragon Slayer plus exclusive access to the unabridged audio book.

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Jaipur Literary Festival

10th February 2011

Agent Claire Paterson flew out to India to attend The Jaipur Literature Festival where Alex Bellos joined the likes of Orphan Pamuk and Vikram Seth as a guest speaker.

During their stay, Alex and Claire took time out to visit Jantar Mantar Astronomy Park in Jaipur, where a guide (with more than a little help from Alex!) explained the complexities of longitude and latitude.

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THE CROSSING PLACES nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

2nd February 2011

Last week The Crossing Places was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award at this year’s Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. This follows her shortlisting for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Award in the UK in 2010.
Meanwhile, The House at Sea’s End, the much anticipated third title in Elly’s Ruth Galloway series, has been published this month by Quercus and is already following in the success of its predecessors.

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