Why Buy from an Independent Book Shop?

Why Buy from an Independent Book Shop?

The Secret Bookshelf is a newly opened shop in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Jo Zebedde, who is both a sci-fi and fantasy author and the owner of this independent book shop, tells us why buying locally from indies is so important whilst being so enjoyable.  For...
Why Become a Member of our Community?

Why Become a Member of our Community?

This whole pandemic has really put a lot of my life into perspective. I never before realised how much support and community meant to me. In fact, it is integral to my happiness and my motivation in life. Pre-lockdown I thought I was basically invincible; I did not...
Why I Joined Women’s Writes, by Ali Langhorn

Why I Joined Women’s Writes, by Ali Langhorn

Mid-May, halfway through lockdown, I found myself…a bit deflated. I’d been furloughed since 1stApril and with no return to the office in sight, I decided I needed something to fill the void left behind by work and the huge amount of time I suddenly had on my hands....
The Magical Power of Fiction

The Magical Power of Fiction

Penny Batchelor is the author of My Perfect Sister. A book about Annie, a sixteen year old girl whose sister goes missing, this novel looks at familial dynamics, sisterly love and the challenges that can face a young woman growing up. We are so pleased to have a...
Some TV Shows that Live Up to Books (For a Change)

Some TV Shows that Live Up to Books (For a Change)

“The book is always better”. This is a statement I have lived by for a long while. TV shows and films never ever get the right cast, they almost never include the scenes or dialogue you loved in the book. And of course, adaptations never have the detail you crave from...

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