On this day in 1921, Sir Dirk Bogarde was born in West Hampstead. From his idyllic Sussex childhood through World War II, and from Hollywood to his frequent retreats in France, Bogarde’s memoirs and fiction overlap and intertwine to reveal just about all there is to know about the man … but not everything. Son …
We’re just over a month away from The 2018 Oscars – Hollywood’s biggest and most extravagant night of the year – and the nominees have been released.
We are absolutely thrilled that Christopher Plummer has received his third Oscar nomination for his performance as John Paul Getty in All the Money in the World.
With the recent announcement that the women of Saudi Arabia will be given the right to drive, it got us thinking about other amazing firsts for women. Both Aphra Behn and Mary Wollstonecraft were women who broke new ground in both literary and social spheres.
As the autumn nights draw in and us Brits begin the internal back and forth on the vital question of whether it is cold enough to turn the heating on, there is no better time to cosy up with some classic cosy crime. This month it’s been our pleasure to sponsor Classics in September over …
We have new beautiful paperback editions of classic crimes The Glimpses of the Moon and Frequent Hearses by Edmund Crispin. As it is Classics in September over at Crime Fiction Lover, we thought it would be fun to give some of these classic crimes away to their readers. Go over to Crime Fiction Lover for a chance to win a copy!
We have beautiful new covers for The World’s End Series by Monica Dickens, a quartet of novels about siblings living on their own in a tumble-down house, looking after each other and the assortment of animals they save from heartless adults. Perfect for any animal loving kids out there!
According to Robin Hanbury-Tenison writing in Country Life magazine, my father Robert Crisp’s book Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance is ‘the perfect antidote to the cares of the world and an opportunity to indulge all latent escapist desires.’