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