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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 33: Morgan's Intro to the Premier Issue of SEA magazine

My search for cover art for this, the premier and winter issue of SEA took me to the East Coast, and more specifically the Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where I hoped to secure permission to reproduce “Peche du Cachalot.” I felt it would be perfect for the cover. 1,006 more words

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Book Review: The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion’s bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project.

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York.

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Item of the day: Jack Wills Penguin Classics

For a limited time only, Jack Wills are giving away (you read that right – giving away!) copies of Pride and Prejudice, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Great Expectations with every order over £75. 37 more words


Review: Literary Afternoon Tea at Bowood with Dinah Jefferies

Traditional afternoon teas have become quite the thing at luxury hotels of late, and Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire does them with aplomb. Taken in the library, which overlooks a part of the estate’s beautiful park and woodland, one can easily feel transported back to an age of elegance and refinement. 655 more words

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Further education: Learn even more at the School of Penguin

Welcome back to the School of Penguin – the educational experience that aims to teach you via the magical medium of books. In our previous session we took an individual look at subjects such as art, maths and science. 1,207 more words

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This Is My Official Book Deal Announcement

Well, I’ve been putting off writing about this until I signed the contract, but I just can’t hold it in anymore. I got a book deal!!! 125 more words


No Bail for the Judge - Henry Cecil (Penguin Books - 1964)

I’m a sucker for old Penguin paperbacks. The logo, the typeface, the orange ness!

Whilst published by Penguin Books in 1964, the book was originally published in 1952. 353 more words

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