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Us by David Nicholls

David Nicholls at the Henley Literary Festival

07
Oct
2014

Four years have flown by since I sat in a huge marquee in Oxford and listened to David Nicholls talking about the success of One Day. His bestselling story of university friends Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew had taken the ...continued

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05
Oct
2014

Thriller writer Kathy Reichs is truly impressive. As well as working as a highly respected forensic anthropologist she teaches FBI agents to detect and recover human remains and frequently acts ...continued

03
Oct
2014

Jane Shemilt’s route to publication is every writer’s dream. A GP and mother of five children, she studied for an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University, was shortlisted ...continued

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13
Sep
2014

Back in the mists of time I started my journalistic career as a Mirror Group Newspapers trainee in Plymouth. After eight weeks training – holed up in an unglamorous Portakabin ...continued

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06
Sep
2014

My favourite story of the week was the news that old-fashioned typewriters have returned to The Times newspaper. The sound of fingers frantically bashing away at manual typewriters is like music ...continued

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