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.
Psychological thriller The Death of Ruth by Elizabeth Kata is now available in paperback, just in time for spring sunshine reading. We love a good lunchtime picnic here at Bloomsbury London HQ, so we took The Death of Ruth out for a park test drive. After some extensive experimentation involving grass lounging, fresh(ish) air breathing, and an engrossing readability …
There is something in the air around the Bloomsbury London Offices. Bedford Square is filling with hopeful sun-seeking lunchers, awkward transitional clothing is being experimented with, and hay fever is making a comeback; it’s official – Spring has sprung! Here at Bloomsbury Reader we are wistfully dreaming about hazy afternoons in the rolling British countryside …
As winter fog and frost grips our offices in London, we at Bloomsbury Reader are stocking up for a weekend of blankets, hot water bottles, and excellent books.
Day’s End and Other Stories, the first short story collection to be republished by Bloomsbury Reader, came out in May 2015, the beginning of a project to publish all of H. E. Bates’ short stories and novellas as ebooks. Two years and twenty-nine books later our mission is complete.
It didn’t pay to be progressive in the McCarthy era, and John Sanford learnt that the hard way.
It’s cold. Like really, properly cold. You start your day hopping from foot to freezing foot on your icy tiles as you brush your teeth in the dark before a long and shivery commute to work. Sound familiar?