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If I Ruled the World by Elaine S Moxon

September 8, 2015

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We asked local author Elaine Moxon to give us her version of the perfect world. We just didn’t think that would involve taking us back a few thousand years! This is tough to answer! Everyone has their own concept of Utopia and I would be the last person to insist that anyone lived the way […]

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Dear, Library of Birmingham

June 15, 2015

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The Library of Birmingham is a beautiful building, nonetheless, I had my doubts that it was going to be functional from the start. Having coped without a weekly visit to the old library for nine months, like many, I counted down the weeks to having access to a local library again. The excitement remains even […]

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Book: Park Life by Katharine D’Souza

April 28, 2015

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I’ve been meaning to read this book by the Birmingham author for some time so it thanks to bumping into another writer, AA Abbott, who lent me a copy! I wanted to take a light, quick read with me while spending a few days of reading/writing/coffeeing in France and this is perfect.  Even after reading […]

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Book: Pigeon Wings by Heidi Goody & Iain Grant

February 24, 2015

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The follow up to Clovenhoof, one of the funniest books I read last year. That one had Satan being sent to live on Earth and covered all the trials and tribulations of the Prince of Darkness living in the West Midlands. This included working out what money is, what parts of the body do and […]

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Festive Book Giveaway: After the Interview by A A Abbott

December 9, 2014

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A free book? Autographed by the author? Yes please, we hear you cry! AA Abbot writes office thrillers and this is your opportunity to win her latest, After The Interview. “I find offices fascinating, with their secret projects, pecking order and water cooler gossip. That’s why I write about office life – with added thrills.” To […]

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Bimingham Gift Guide: Books

December 9, 2014

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Here’s Brum Faves selection of books about Birmingham or written by local authors – or both! 27 by Ryan Davis – Rock ‘n’ roll novel based in Birmingham in 1999. Father of Locks by Andy Killeen – Unveils the historical truth behind the Arabian Nights tales No Mean Affair by Robert Ronsson – Glasgow housewife’s journey from […]

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Book: Beatrice by Fiona Joseph

December 8, 2014

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Coffee was considered a little too stimulating for female workers! I’ve always had interest in the Cadbury family’s business methods anyway so was delighted to find out that local author Fiona Joseph was writing a book about them. More specifically, Beatrice Boeke, nee Cadbury, daughter of Richard was born in 1884. On the strength of […]

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Festive Book Giveaway: Spilt Milk Black Coffee by Helen Cross

December 2, 2014

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A free book? Autographed? By a local Birmingham author? Yes please, we hear you cry! Moseley based, Helen Cross, an entertaining guest at one of our Meet the Author events this year, is currently working on a film adaptation of her latest novel ‘Spilt Milk Black Coffee’, a copy of which she has signed for […]

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Birmingham Books: Must Haves

December 2, 2014

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Looking for ideas on original book presents? Here are some Birmingham infused book recommendations put together by city tour guide, Ian Braisby in 2013. Birmingham Books and Writers Mainly regarded as a city of commerce and industry rather than culture, there is actually a very good reason why Birmingham’s coat of arms offsets the man […]

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Festive Book Giveaway: 27 by Ryan Davis

November 24, 2014

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A free book? By a local Birmingham author? A novel based in Birmingham? Yes please, we hear you cry! Ryan Davis, a wonderful guest at one of our Meet the Author events this year, has kindly given us a signed copy of his book 27. To be in with a chance of winning the book, turn to […]

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