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A Good Vinaigrette Is Like A Cocktail…
by September on Apr 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm
Categories: Events , This Month

The wonderful Harry Eastwood has just visited us here at Transworld towers and she’s cooked up an absolute storm; I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many rumbling tummies at one time. In an exclusive lunchtime masterclass session, the very talented Harry answered our burning questions about her new book A Salad For All Seasons. She also created a bowl full of loveliness for us, a mouthwatering salad of spiced wild rice and garden peas, which we quickly devoured. It was YUMMERS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mo Hayder’s Blog Tour Begins THIS THURSDAY!
by September on Mar 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Be afraid…be very afraid…Mo Hayder’s new book Poppet is published tomorrow…March 28th 2013. In anticipation of the latest chilling story to surface in the Jack Caffery series Mo will be taking part in a blog tour. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for exclusive Q&As and extracts from Poppet to come from the bloggers detailed on our blog tour poster below! Read the rest of this entry »

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Author Mark Thompson’s Down To Earth Events!
by September on Feb 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Categories: Events

Last night author and astronomer, Mark Thompson, spoke to a local crowd in the historic Jarrold’s department store in Norwich.  Mark took the audience on a (down to Earth) journey through space looking at all of our planets, stars and comets and showed us some beautiful pictures he had taken using his telescope. Read the rest of this entry »

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Victoria Lamb’s Blog Tour STARTS NOW!
by September on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:15 am
Categories: Events , Latest News

Today we’re celebrating the publication of His Dark Lady written by our wonderful author, Victoria Lamb. Excitingly, we’re also kick-starting Victoria Lamb’s 7 day blog tour in which she will be discussing all things to do with Elizabeth 1, Shakespeare, writing historical novels, the Tudors and so much more!

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Kathy Lette’s Cocktail Hour! Ask Kathy Anything!
by September on Feb 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm
Categories: Events

On April 24th 2013, our wonderful author, Kathy Lette, will be answering your burning questions in an exclusive evening of cocktails and canapes at the Bluebird Bar and Restaurant in Chelsea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Announcing Victoria Lamb’s Blog Tour!
by Lynsey on Feb 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

Victoria Lamb is a busy lady. Not only is she nominated for The Young Adult Romantic Novel Award category in the Romantic Novel Awards (RoNA) 2013 presented by the Romantic Novelists’ Association today for her book Witchstruck but her new book His Dark Lady is published this week .

To celebrate and talk about this fantastic new novel, Victoria will be doing a blog tour kicking off on Thursday right here! She’ll be talking about Elizabeth 1, Shakespeare, writing historical novels and all manner of interesting Tudor things! Don’t forget to stop by!

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WATCH Mark Thompson Observe the Orchestra of the Stars!
by September on Feb 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Categories: Events , Features

On January 23rd the brilliant Mark Thompson attended an event at The Royal Institution in which he discussed the wonders of the night sky.

A short video of Mark was shot during his event at the RI and it’s well worth a watch! Simply click here to be directed to the video. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joanna Trollope – book tour events for 2013
by Kate on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Joanna Trollope will be touring around the UK this February to talk about her latest novel The Soldier’s Wife which will be published in paperback on Thursday.


Friday 1st February

1-2pm              Peterborough Central Library

Venue:  John Clare Theatre, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough  PE1 1RX

For more information call 01733 864277 or visit:


7.15pm            Bookmark, Spalding
Venue: Bookmark, 20 The Crescent, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1AF

Tickets £3.50 (include refreshments) available from the bookshop or call 01775 769231


Monday 4th February

7.15pm             Welwyn Garden City Library

Venue: Welwyn Garden City Library, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AJ

Tickets and more information will be available from:


Tuesday 5th February

7pm                    Woodstock Bookshop

Venue: Woodstock Methodist Church, Oxford Street, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1TT

Tickets and more information available from or call 01993 812 760


Wednesday 6th February

7pm                   Guildford Waterstones

                             Venue: Waterstones Guildford High St, 71-73 High Street, Guildford GU1 3DY

For more information visit or call 08432908357


Thursday 7th February

7.30pm             Rochester Library

Venue: Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, Rochester, ME1 1EW

Free event but booking is essential, call 01634 337411


Friday 8th February

7.30pm             Woking Library

Venue: Woking Library, Gloucester Walk, Woking, Surrey GU21 6EP

Tickets £10, for more information call or 01483 543599 visit:


Tuesday 12th February

6.30pm               Winstone Books

Venue: Winstone Books, 8 Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PX

For more information visit or call 01935 816 128


Wednesday 13th February

2.30pm            Chepstow Bookshop

Venue: The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5HJ

For tickets and more information call 01291 625011 or visit


7pm                   Rossiter Books

Venue: Shire Hall, Agincourt Square, Monmouth NP25 3DY

Tickets: £5, £3 redeemable against the book

To book or for more information visit



For more on the book and to hear the author talking about the research herself visit:


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Happy Publication day to Marcia Willett!
by Elizabeth on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:10 am
Categories: Events

The Sea Garden is published in hardback today

Three generations. One heartbreaking secret. And pasts about to be uncovered…

 Jess Penhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her botanical painting. Hosting her will be Kate, who gladly welcomes her into her home. Jess’s own family fell apart several years ago, so she is grateful for Kate’s friendliness – and her close unit of extended family and friends, who embrace Jess just as warmly.

 As this group begins reminiscing on their pasts and sharing their stories with Jess, it becomes apparent that her family history may be linked with theirs. Long-buried secrets from past generations begin to be uncovered – but at what cost have they been kept hidden?

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 From tomorrow, Marcia will be embarking on a huge signing tour in her local area so there are plenty of opportunities to get your book signed and have a chat with the author.

Friday 26th October

Bookstop Tavistock


3, Market St, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0DA

01822 617244

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Saturday 27th October

The Harbour Bookshop


2 Mill Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ED

01548 857233

Totnes Bookshop, Devon


40/42 High St, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5RY

01803 863273

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Saturday 3rd November

Waterstones Plymouth

11am – 1pm

65-69 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RJ

0843 290 8553

Waterstone’s Truro

3pm – 4.30pm

11 Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2QU

0843 290 8655

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Monday 5th November

The Bookshop Liskeard


Reading at the library followed by a signing at The Bookshop Liskeard

Library – Barras Street, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6AB

Bookshop – 2 Barras Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6AD


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Wednesday 7th November

The Bookshelf


Talk and signing

96 Fore Street, Town Centre, Saltash PL12 6JW

£3.50 per ticket including tea & biscuits

01752 845804

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Saturday 10th November

The Torbay Bookshop

10.30 – 11.30am

7 Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3DU

01803 522011

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Saturday 1st December

Waterstones Exeter


Roman Gate, 252, High Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PZ

01392 423 044


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If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch

Elizabeth Swain, Transworld Publishers,


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Michael Logan at the StoryMoja Hay Festival
by Leanne on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Michael Logan author of Apocalypse Cow, and the joint winner of the inaugural Terry Pratchett First Novel Award, appeared at this year’s StoryMoja Hay Festival in Nairobi. The festival works across five continents, bringing writers to debate and meet with audiences around the world.  Other writers taking part included Giles Foden, Dinaw Mengestu, Precious Williams and Muthoni Garland, to name a few.

You can read about Michael’s experiences at the festival on their blog:

Michael also wrote a short story as part of the Hay Festival, ‘The Red Lion’  for the Telegraph, which can be found here:


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