SCENES FROM THE BARBERSHOP FLOOR, SERIES 2

Added by Douglas Lindsay at 10:55 on 31 October 2020

In exciting news for the world of publishing, the weekly (or occasional, let’s be honest) Barney Thomson online sitcom-esque type of thing, is back for a second series. Given that Barney – widely acknowledged as one of the wisest men on earth, (albeit given all the other men, it’s ...

A Day In The Shire

Added by Douglas Lindsay at 16:35 on 28 October 2020

The day starts at 4:45am with my daughter texting from the hallway asking if I can give her a lift to work. This began as an occasional offer on my part, but mission creep has set in. It’s a seven-minute walk, but some of that walk is down an unlit alleyway, and I worry about that, as parents ...

IN MY TIME OF DYING, DS Hutton Book 5 - Publication Day

Added by Elvis Shackleton at 13:55 on 26 October 2020

It’s publication day for IN MY TIME OF DYING, the fifth instalment in the DS Hutton crime thriller series, a moment in history that some critics are already calling “something that happened in 2020.” The Internet rumour-mill has been churning for months, speculation running rampant...

Bom-Bom-Bom

Added on 19 September 2020

When you see a line or verse from a song quoted in a book, the writer ought to have sought, and paid for, permission to use the lyric. It’s a thing. For reasons known only to science, however, it’s fair game to use a song title as a book title. Thus, I’ve used Being For The Benefit...

People Are Losing Their Shit Over This Book Being Turned Down By 20 Publishers

Added on 18 September 2020

So THESE ARE THE STORIES WE TELL was turned down by twenty publishers. That detail is the kind of cool thing to relate once a book has won awards and become incredibly successful and everyone’s talking about it and the author’s on Graham Norton sitting on the couch in between George Cloo...