A FOREIGN COUNTRY is named Scottish Crime Book of Year

17th September 2012

Charles Cumming’s latest thriller, A FOREIGN COUNTRTY, was awarded Scottish Crime Book of the Year at the Bloody Scotland festival in Firth on the 16th. Charles’s sixth novel follows disgraced spy Thomas Kell’s search for Amelia Levene, who goes missing shortly after learning she is to become the first female head of MI6. The book was praised by the chair of the judging panel, Sheena McDonald, as “Exciting, imaginative and well-written… simply an outstanding novel.”

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Adam Rutherford on ENCODE

11th September 2012

Adam Rutherford has teamed up with Tim Minchin for the Nature Video Channel’s ‘The Story of You: ENCODE and the human genome’, a short animation about monks, genes and genomes.
Follow this link to view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwXXgEz9o4w&feature=plcp

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CWA Ian Flemming Steel Dagger 2012

29th August 2012

A FOREIGN COUNTRY by Charles Cumming has been shortlisted for the 2012 CWA Ian Flemming Steel Dagger award having been described by judges as a contemporary spy thriller with ‘a gripping premise, expertly sustained, lots of believable spycraft and memorable supporting characters.’ The shortlist of four will feature on ITV3 in a six week season of crime and drama programming, which will include a specially commissioned documentary series called Crime Connections, starting on Friday 7th September. The winner will be announced on the 23rd October.

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Edinburgh Book Festival

22nd August 2012

Gavin Knight, Jasper Fforde, Richard Sennett, Oliver Burkeman and Claudia Hammond will all be taking part in this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Follow this link to find out when and where they will be taking to the stage.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

26th July 2012

With the 109 year wait for a British victory in the Tour De France finally over, and just two days to go until the start of the Olympic Games, Rob Penn’s latest article for the Independent proves, once again, that it really is ALL ABOUT THE BIKE.

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Fancy a walk?

5th July 2012

Take a stroll up into the Radnorshire hills with Jasper Fforde and his dog Ozzy for a potted guide to local flora and fauna and an introduction to The Woman Who Died A Lot, the seventh book in the Thursday Next series.

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The Power of Negative Thinking

19th June 2012

Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman discusses his latest book The Antidote in this video animation about happiness. During his research for the book Oliver spoke to people who believe that theories about positive thinking and visualising your goals may not be all they’re cracked up to be. It seems there’s a long tradition in philosophical and spiritual thought which embraces negativity and bathes in insecurity and failure. Watch the video below to find out more.

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Science Book Club

19th June 2012

Every month, lovers of science are invited to join Tim Radford in reading and discussing a select title for the Guardian’s science book club series. In his most recent contribution Tim has reviewed Martin Ree’s JUST SIX NUMBERS: The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe, and highly praises its ability to address ‘the single most profound mystery of the universe – how is it that we are here to ask these questions? – in a neat series of brief chapters.’

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The Times Cheltenham Science Festival

12th June 2012

Several Janklow&Nesbit clients will be amongst the expert gathering this week at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival. Chosen to discuss, challenge and entertain under this year’s theme, RE:generation, will be Kevin Fong, Adam Rutherford and Matt Parker, with one-off presentations from Lewis Dartnell, Evan Davis, Alex Bellos and Lucie Green.

For the full festival line up and information on how to book tickets please click here.

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Venus in Transit with Dr. Lucie Green

7th June 2012

On Tuesday night Dr. Lucie Green joined Liz Bonnin and Dr. Helen Czerski to present a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we were all be able to see for ourselves just before midnight on the 5th of June, and won’t happen again for more than a century - the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

Together they demonstrate how this remarkable event transforms our understanding of our own solar system as well as helping scientists hunt for alien life on distant planets, hundreds of light years away.

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