Sunday in the Park with Books

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So, are women better at writing thriller/crime novels than men? The consensus on Saturday’s panel at the Clapham Book festival events at the Lambeth Country Show was that there isn’t a gender difference, both can be excellent, though there often … Continue reading

Sunshine at the Lambeth Country Show

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Saturday morning is hot and sunny in south London. Eleven o’clock sees us on our way to Brockwell Park, having collected, inventoried and packed up the books the day before. Already the roads are busy and we were headed for … Continue reading

Brockwell Park Weekend

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Brockwell Park I knew of, mainly because I’ve passed it on the way to Dulwich (and as the setting for the crime thriller by Mo Hayder entitled The Treatment (2001, Bantam)) though I’d never walked around it. Yet I only … Continue reading

The History Girls

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Reading about history has never been more popular. Sales of non-fiction history books have risen by 45% over five years (double the industry average and amounting to over 5m copies a year according to Neilsens ). Historical fiction too is … Continue reading