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Wiley Cash shortlisted for CWA New Blood Dagger
by Kate on Aug 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm
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We’re very excited to announce that as of today, debut author Wiley Cash has been short listed for the CWA New Blood dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year!

Click here to read a little more on Wiley’s inspirations on writing this first novel A Land More Kind Than Home and a little more on the book.

The winners of 13 Awards will be announced at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Thursday 18 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards include the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year, and the CWA New Blood dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year, alongside the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger and Film and TV-based Daggers. For details of these visit www.thecwa.co.uk

To order your copy of A Land More Kind Than Home visit the Random House website.

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Ben Fogle’s The Accidental Naturalist Book Launch
by Jonny on Aug 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm
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On Monday 20th August, Notting Hill bookshop Lutyens & Rubenstein hosted the intimate launch of Ben Fogle’s new book The Accidental Naturalist.

Among the friends and family that attended the small gathering were Pippa Middleton and James Cracknell.

The Accidental Naturalist is published on the 30th August, and Ben will be doing several events around the country. To see if Ben is doing any events near you visit the Random House website.

 

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Adam Smith appearing at the Chiswick Book Festival
by Jonny on Aug 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm
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Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports Boxing will be appearing at the Chiswick Book Festival to talk about his book Beautiful Brutality.

Beautiful Brutality is the first book to examine the world of boxing from the perspective of family.  Sky Sports boxing expert Adam Smith lays bare the raw emotion at the heart of the sport.

Now in its fourth year, the festival raises money for St Michael & All Angels Church, which hosts the event, and three charities which support reading and literacy. Adam will be appearing at the festival, which this year features events with Clare Balding and Michael Palin.

Tickets are available from the Chiswick Book Festival website here

Saturday 15th September 

1pm

The Tabard Theatre

Here’s a great video from iFilm London, who were at the recent launch of Adam’s book.

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Win a limited edition RAVEN saga polo shirt
by Elizabeth on Aug 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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If you love historical fiction, what better way to show it than to wear it?

Win one of two limited edition RAVEN saga polo shirts AND a signed RAVEN trilogy set by answering this simple question…

What is the title of Giles Kristian’s new novel set against the backdrop of the tumultuous English Civil War? Is it:

a) The Burning Land

b) The Bleeding Land

c) The Burial Land

Tweet your answer to @Transworldbooks to be in with a chance – good luck!

This competition will close on Friday 17th August 2012.

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Happy Birthday Bryant & May!
by Lynsey on Aug 2, 2012 at 10:37 am
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Birthday wishes must go to Arthur Bryant & John May today on their tenth anniversary with the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Dubbed ‘the most endearing pair of old farts in crime fiction’ by Laura Wilson in The Guardian, Christopher Fowler’s Octagenrian Detectives rule supreme in fixing London’s spectacular crimes with the minimal of fuss.

Congratulations to Chris on ten years of Bryant & May, long may they continue!

 

Bryant & May and The Invisible Code is out today in hardback!

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