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Missing #NewLabour? Holly Lester, Andrew Rosenheim’s satirical romp, has been dubbed the ‘British Primary Colors’
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Missing #NewLabour? Holly Lester, Andrew Rosenheim’s satirical romp, has been dubbed the ‘British Primary Colors’

Bloomsbury Reader is excited to publish the long anticipated Holly Lester, Andrew Rosenheim’s racy satire of New Labour. Originally banned by Bloomsbury’s very own Richard Charkin when CEO of Macmillan, Holly Lester has finally come full circle. There are many things I’m ashamed of. Banning this book is up there with the biggest’ – Richard … Continue reading

Cosy up with A Christmas Carol, read by Charles Dickens’ great-granddaughter, Monica Dickens
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Cosy up with A Christmas Carol, read by Charles Dickens’ great-granddaughter, Monica Dickens

Christmas past, present, and future are brought vividly to life by Charles Dickens’ great-granddaughter, Monica Dickens, reading  A Christmas Carol, together with the original text. Christmas can be happy and difficult in equal measure. Charles and Monica Dickens recognised this and both have left an extraordinary legacy affirming the power of giving. Even though we … Continue reading

The Daffodil Sky by H. E. Bates ‘There is no better writer of straightforward short stories’
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The Daffodil Sky by H. E. Bates ‘There is no better writer of straightforward short stories’

We are delighted to publish The Daffodil Sky by H. E. Bates, first published in 1955, that mixes eclectic characters travelling to foreign lands with poetic treatments of rural life in Bates’s Northamptonshire. The latest instalment in Bloomsbury Reader’s republication of all of Bates’s collections, the Times noted that “there is no better writer of … Continue reading

Dancing for the troops as the bombs fall in Dorice Greenfield’s memoir War Time, Peace Time, My Time
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Dancing for the troops as the bombs fall in Dorice Greenfield’s memoir War Time, Peace Time, My Time

We are delighted to publish War Time, Peace Time, My Time, a charming account of the life of Dorice Greenfield; dancer, wife, mother and now, author. Inspired to write through a visit to her local Age UK, Dorice is the opposite of the sad news story this week of the woman who didn’t want to … Continue reading

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“Before there was James Bond, there was Gregory Sallust.”

“Before there was James Bond, there was Gregory Sallust.” Tina Rosenberg, Salon.com Get Contraband, the first novel in the Gregory Sallust series, free for the month of November. ‘Before there was James Bond, there was Gregory Sallust,’ and before Ian Fleming, there was Dennis Wheatley. A best-selling spy novelist at the outset of World War II, … Continue reading