New eBooks Blog from Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

Introducing the new eBooks Blog from Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand

· Famous names such as Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop among contributors

· Blog brings booklovers closer to their favourite authors with exclusive video interviews, a book club, articles, extracts and reviews

If you love books, want to learn more about your favourite authors and what inspires them, or get special tips on what to read next, then you are in for a treat. Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand has recently launched its new eBooks Blog – an online home for bookworms.

With articles by esteemed authors and editors, interviews, extracts, reviews and a regular Book Club, the Sainsbury’s Entertainment on Demand eBooks Blog is a refreshing new online community for book lovers like no other.…

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Fergusson and Morpurgo Win Leading Historical Fiction Awards in Harrogate

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

First time author Ben Fergusson has scooped the Historical Writers’ Association 2015 Debut Crown Award for new historical fiction with The Spring of Kasper Meier.

Ben was presented with the coveted award worth £2,000 by broadcaster Mark Lawson at the opening night of the Harrogate History Festival (October 22) at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

The event, hosted by Harrogate International Festivals, also saw War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, who has written more than 130 books for children, receive the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction Award.

Morpurgo said: “I am delighted and honoured to be presented with this special Award. History is the foundation of our society, who we are and where we are going, and it is crucial that we pass this on to our young people.…

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Punishment & Retribution at Berwins Salon North, Harrogate @SalonNorth @HarrogateFest

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

For those seeking yet more criminal activities in their life, this will be of interest:

Introducing Berwins Salon North!
If you haven’t already experienced this unique event then we invite you to join us for what will be a criminally good evening – ‘Punishment’ on Thursday 29th October at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate! Three brilliant expert speakers will take to the stage for the second event in our ‘Crime, Punishment and Retribution’ Autumn Berwins Salon North series, as we turn our focus to raising some serious and complex questions about the path to criminal justice.

Ever since Harrogate International Festivals brought London’s most talked about evening to the town, it’s been a sell-out sensation.…

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Alone with the Dead by James Nally #AloneWithTheDead

Friday, October 9th 2015

Published by Avon

Meet PC Donal Lynch.
Irish runaway. Insomniac. Functioning alcoholic.

Donal is new to working the beat in London, trying his
best to forget that night. After all, there aren’t many police
officers who can say they have a convicted murderer
for an ex-girlfriend.

So when a woman is murdered on his patch, Donal throws
himself into the case. As the first person on the scene,
Donal can’t forget the horrific sight that faced him – and
he knows this case can’t go unsolved. But how do you
solve a case with no lead suspect and no evidence?

As his past catches up with him, Donal is forced to confront
his demons and the girl he left behind.

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Intriguing…… #makemeadetective

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Fans of Robert Galbraith might just want to give this number a call…..

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The Gollancz Festival for Writers (London)

Friday, October 2nd 2015

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The Gollancz Festival (Manchester)

Friday, October 2nd 2015

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Harrogate History Festival – Celebrating Historical Writing

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

22 – 25 October 2015
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Featuring Tracy Borman, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Ken Follett, Michael Morpurgo, Kate Mosse, Neil Oliver, HRH Princess Michael of Kent and many more great names



The Festival will take place from 22-25 October 2015 and we’re inviting you to spend an action packed weekend in the beautiful town of Harrogate, steeped in its own history. Join us for this fantastic opportunity to explore and grapple with leading literary minds on some of the most gripping conflicts, personalities and epic tales in human history.
Harrogate International Festivals invites audiences to delve into the characters, intrigues and stories that stood the test of time to become the stuff of history books.…

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Internationally-acclaimed author Kate Mosse commissioned to pen short story to celebrate Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday, for Culture

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

A bit of late news from yesterday for anyone who didn’t catch it…..


BBC Culture, one of six bespoke feature sections on announced its first short story commission today [September 15, 2015]. Written by Kate Mosse, ‘Eleven Days’ celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of Dame Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time and the world’s best-selling mystery writer, as well as Britain’s most popular author.

Kate took her inspiration for the short story from the eleven days in December 1926 when Christie went missing. Her disappearance sparked one of the largest manhunts in history.…

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Gun Street Girl – Adrian McKinty

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Published by Serpent’s Tail

Belfast, 1985. Gunrunners on the borders, riots in the cities, The Power of Love on the radio. And somehow, hanging on, is Detective Inspector Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

The usual rounds of riot duty and sectarian murders are interrupted when a wealthy couple are shot dead while watching TV. Their son jumps to his death, leaving a note claiming responsibility. But something doesn’t add up, and people keep dying.

Soon Sean Duffy, Belfast’s most roguish detective, is on the trail of a mystery that will pit him against shadowy US national security forces, and take him into the white-hot heart of the biggest political scandal of the decade.

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