My Father – In Focus: Peter Crisp on his father Robert Crisp, author of Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance
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My Father – In Focus: Peter Crisp on his father Robert Crisp, author of Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance

Bloomsbury Reader is absolutely thrilled to be publishing Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance this month. It follows the story of Robert Crisp, a man who thrived on excitement and adventure who, at the age of fifty-five, was so tired of mundane life he decided to disappear from all who knew him and travel to Greece, … Continue reading

‘It’s not things that upset us, it’s our view of things’ Author Christine Webber talks about her new book Get the Self-Esteem Habit
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‘It’s not things that upset us, it’s our view of things’ Author Christine Webber talks about her new book Get the Self-Esteem Habit

To mark the release of Get the Self-Esteem Habit with Bloomsbury Reader, author and psychotherapist Christine Webber talks about happiness, self-esteem, and how you can build towards a better quality of life, just by using your mind. Hello! I’m Christine Webber and I’m the author of three books published by Bloomsbury Reader – How to … 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

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Christine Webber – on Valentine’s Day for the broken hearted

Our guest blogger today, Christine Webber, is a broadcaster, writer and psychotherapist. She has been an advice columnist for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including: TV Times, Best, Woman, Full House, BBC Parenting, Dare and The Scotsman. Her book, How to Mend a Broken Heart, is inspired by her experience as a psychotherapist and … Continue reading

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Author Janet Todd on writing, inspiration, and how she re-imagined Jane Austen

Janet Todd is an internationally renowned scholar of early women writers. She has edited the complete works of England’s first professional woman writer, Aphra Behn, and the Enlightenment feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, as well as novels by Charlotte Smith, Mary Shelley and Eliza Fenwick and memoirs of the confidence trickster Mary Carleton.  Here, she tells us … Continue reading