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High-risk gambling, brown envelopes of cash and striking poses on the throne of England in For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace

This month’s lead title  For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace draws on thousands of leaked documents, police and inside sources to expose a massive fraud and security scandal at Buckingham Palace which Scotland Yard and the Royal Household tried to suppress. Author Michael Gillard won journalist of the year and investigation … Continue reading

‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett
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‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett

In 1943 Vanessa Bell painted a group portrait of the Memoir Club, an informal gathering in which members of the Bloomsbury Group read papers about aspects of their lives. As David Garnett commented, it provided opportunities for them to indulge in ‘an almost gourmet-like love of the foibles of old and intimate friends’. The picture, … Continue reading

Sara Banerji on her inspiration for Tikkipala – a hypnotic tale of love and preservation…
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Sara Banerji on her inspiration for Tikkipala – a hypnotic tale of love and preservation…

With January drawing to a close, our minds start to pine for summer sunshine and faraway lands, so with the release of Sara Banerji’s new novel, Tikkipala, on January 27, we pay homage to a remarkable and talented woman whose life and work will inspire your inner adventurer. After WWII, Banerji emigrated with her family … Continue reading