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Fallen Eagles, Bruce Harris

Devon writer releases a carefully crafted selection of short stories about rites of passage

East Devon writer Bruce Harris has released a carefully crafted selection of short stories which cover upbringing, relationships, sexuality and other rites of passage .

The title story, Fallen Eagles , is a Hamlet-inspired story about a Scottish boy who loses his idolised mountaineer father in an accident and blames his uncle to such an extent that he contemplates murder. Other...

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Panoma Press launches new children’s imprint ‘Panocub’

Publishing house Panoma Press has announced the launch of a new children’s imprint, Panocub, which will focus on publishing important personal development and social themed books for children.

Since the independent publishing company was first launched in 2005 it has been committed to publishing books which have one purpose, to change lives. Having worked with hundreds of authors and...

IRMA: Lessons from the Worst Storm in Atlantic History by Mark R Wilson

Local man Mark R Wilson has released his first book, IRMA: Life Lessons from the Worst Storm in Atlantic History and is already receiving 5 star reviews. A memoir which takes a hard look at how life, the ups and downs, lead him to the fateful day when hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, raging 200mph winds ripping apart the building around him and facing certain death....

Plymouth locations take centre stage in award winning writer’s tense and compelling debut novel

A poignant and spellbinding debut novel set in existing locations in and around Plymouth is due for release on 7th July.

The novel 'Grace and Serenity’, published by Vine Leaves Press, is the creative brain child of the Saltash based writer Annalisa Crawford, who skilfully weaves the heart wrenching story of Grace, a young woman who ‘when she escapes her abusive husband thinks her...

Reading offers serenity in hard times

Despite devastating natural disasters or deadly viruses and often because of them, dedicated authors keep on writing and producing books for their readers' pleasure.

Former Exeter College student Fay Knowles (nee Johanson) has just released "Deadly Deceit In Paradise", Book Two in her Buchanan Mystery Romance Series (her sixth published book). The first in the series is "Dangerous...

Henry the Hedgegnome fans dress up to celebrate World Book Day

Henry the Hedgegnome fans dress up to celebrate World Book Day

Richard Heddington is a local author living in Plymstock and writes and illustrates the Henry the Hedgegnome books. With the celebration of World Book Day growing every year, there is ever more pressure on parents to dress their children as their favourite book character.

This year saw a new kid on the block in the...

Best-selling crime novelist to visit Plymouth

Best-selling crime novelist Peter James is visiting Plymouth later this month.

Peter, who is currently touring the UK, will visit Plymouth University on Tuesday 20 October as part of the Plymouth International Book Festival, where he will be discussing his writing and forensics with Plymouth graduate Haydn Kelly.

Haydn is a forensic podiatry analyst and actually features in...

An evening with author Susmita Bhattacharya

Book lovers will have a chance to get up close and personal with one of Plymouth’s most successful authors on Tuesday 30 June.

Susmita Bhatthacharya will be giving a free talk on her writing and her journey to becoming a published writer at Plymouth’s Central Library.

Susmita’s novel The Normal State of Mind was published in March this year. Described as “a deliciously bold...

Celebrate World Book Day at Plympton Library

Plympton Library will be celebrating World Book Day on Saturday 9 March with a special event showcasing the very best of library services.

The library will be inviting readers of all ages to sing along to nursery rhymes, enjoy live music performances, hunt for treasure, meet an author, watch a film and find out more about what Plymouth City Council’s library service has to offer....

Celebrate World Book Day at Plympton Library

Plympton Library will be celebrating World Book Day on Saturday 9 March with a special event showcasing the very best of library services.

The library will be inviting readers of all ages to sing along to nursery rhymes, enjoy live music performances, hunt for treasure, meet an author, watch a film and find out more about what Plymouth City Council’s library service has to offer.

Activities throughout the day include a treasure hunt for the under-10s, website demos, talks and displays from the library’s readers’ group, friendship group and craft group.

Plympton...