Alistair McCleery is Director of the Scottish Centre for the Book at Napier University in Edinburgh. He knows his stuff when it comes to the book industry and joined the Berwick Literary Festival to talk about the worth of writers – on a social, cultural and financial level. Getting paid Alistair started his session by… Read More What are writers worth?
Well, what a month September has been on Book and Brew. The takeover gave us a wealth of fantastic articles from readers, writers and publishers, all talking about a fascinating range of issues that affect bookworms and authors every day. I also gave you some book reviews and general book chatter to get you through… Read More September round up
Tickets are on sale now for Berwick Literary Festival. I’ve just spent a wonderful day exploring Berwick with the team from Berwick Literary Festival. And, it’s made me even more excited for this fantastic event. Hurry up October! Jackie, my fellow blogger, met me at the train station and gave me an expert tour of… Read More Berwick Literary Festival tickets on sale now
Jessie Burton is an author I’ve admired for a long time. And, this week, I got to meet her. She has a special place in my heart, does Jessie Burton. She’s been part of many firsts in my bookblogger life. Her debut novel, The Miniaturist, was the first book we reviewed at book club. She… Read More An evening with Jessie Burton
Burton’s second novel is a beautifully crafted book, inside and out. So, before I get to waxing lyrical about the prose of Burton’s novel (I loved it but more of that later), let’s take a second to consider the tangible magnificence of this book. From the dust jacket to the chapter headers, this book is… Read More Review: The Muse