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The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Arts

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 7th is Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’.

By | Arts | Saturday, 7 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Friday Book Design Blog: The Perfect Capital, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: The Perfect Capital

I’m clearly on an Eric Gill tip at the moment, or possibly he’s in the air, because this week’s book takes the artist and designer as presiding genius – and even posthumous contributor, in terms of illustrations, and more.
It is The Perfect Capital, a novel by UK-based American writer Karen Healey Wallace – and it’s [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 6 December 2013 at 12:50 pm

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs, Arts

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 6th is Raymond Briggs’s ‘Father Christmas’.

By | Arts | Friday, 6 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Joseph Capriati: “Representing Napoli and representing Italy. That’s my spirit”, Arts

Joseph Capriati: “Representing Napoli and representing Italy. That’s my spirit”

Joseph Capriati is one of Italy’s biggest techno exports. After a storming season at Marco Carola’s Music On event in Ibiza this summer, he has just released his debut album, ‘Self Portrait’. I made it Album Of The Month on my techno page in Mixmag last month. With such a great year behind him, Joseph made the perfect candidate for an interview.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 4:00 am

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket, Arts

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket

For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 5th is Lemony Snicket’s ‘The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming’.

By | Arts | Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 4:00 am

MK: Two years after his return…, Arts

MK: Two years after his return…

Recently the UK No.1 spot was taken by one of this year’s biggest club hits, a remix of ‘Look Right Through’ by Storm Queen. The producer of the remix was MK, real name Marc Kinchen, a house music veteran who has been enjoying something of a renaissance over the last two years. Exactly two years ago I interviewed him for this very blog when he was just beginning his comeback, so I decided to call him for a quick catch up…

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 12:05 am

Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2, Episode 3, Arts

Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2, Episode 3

What a tangled web we weave…

By | Arts | Wednesday, 4 December 2013 at 11:25 pm

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, Arts

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 4th is Dr. Seuss’s ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 4 December 2013 at 4:00 am

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, Arts

The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 3rd is Maggie Stiefvater’s ‘Shiver’.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Ripper Street – ‘A Stronger Loving World’ – Series 2 – Episode 6, Arts

Ripper Street – ‘A Stronger Loving World’ – Series 2 – Episode 6

We’ve not seen much of Drake and his new missus but this week we were given an insight into their relationship.

By | Arts | Monday, 2 December 2013 at 10:00 pm

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