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Non Fiction

Negative Capability A Diary of Survival Michèle Roberts Review

Negative Capability: A Diary of Surviving gives the reader something really special. Michèle Roberts’ intimate, candid writing is underpinned by a dry humour, wry observations, and a poignant strain of melancholy perfect for our time. […]

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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds V Book Blast Presents

Our Book Blast November top 10 reads rejoice in strong women and have a radical, cosmopolitan flavour. We continue our celebration of 15 years of the Childrens’ Bookshow, highlighting two more books featured in this […]

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Lesley Blanch & the 1950s Woman Waterstones London News Archive

Georgia de Chamberet & Elisa Segrave celebrate the 1950s Woman Wednesday 5th July, 6.30 pm Waterstones, Gower Street, London W1 @gowerst_books @quartetbooks Join us for a glass of wine to toast the publication of Far […]

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Magnum Photographic Group Gael Elton Mayo Apollo Magazine BB Archive

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) was writer-researcher for the Magnum Photographic Group, Paris, 1950-56, working with Robert Capa, David Seymour and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She wrote Generation X (England) with Cartier-Bresson, later changed to Youth of the […]

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Non Fiction

A History of the Authors Club of London C. J. Schüler Review

Book Blast review of Writers, Lovers, Soldiers, Spies: A History of the Authors’ Club of London 1891-2016. “The history of the Authors’ Club is studded with famous names: Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Rider Haggard, […]

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Far To Go and Many To Love Lesley Blanch BB Archive

Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places by Lesley Blanch is a selection of early journalism and travelling tales, edited by Georgia de Chamberet. The collection forms a captivating sequel to On […]

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Linda Kelly Author Interview

Georgia de Chamberet interviews Linda Kelly, biographer and historian, for BookBlast®. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Kent and brought up in the country, mostly in Hampshire. However I […]

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Non Fiction

René Magritte Selected Writings Review

A thinker, René Magritte was in permanent revolution against banality and crass assumptions. He communicated his ideas through paintings, which he called “visible thoughts,” upending society’s conventions. He united the familiar in unexpected ways to […]

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Andrew Lycett Author Interview

Andrew Lycett is the biographer of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilkie Collins. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and […]