The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym
‘Captures both Barbara and her writing so miraculously’ JILLY COOPER Picked as a Book to Look Forward to in 2021 by the Guardian, The Times and the Observer A Radio 4 Book of the Week, April 2021 Barbara Pym became beloved as one of the wittiest novelists of the late twentieth century, revealing the inner workings of domestic life so brilliantly that her friend Philip Larkin announced her the era’s own Jane Austen. But who was Barbara Pym and why was the life of this English writer – one of…
Today, 17 Apr, in 2013 racing legend #richardpitman released the first in the Eddy Malloy series with Joe McNally. Eddy fights for his name after trumped up allegations of horse doping. Finding murder victim Danny Gordon might be the key
Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson
14th Baron Berners aka Lord Berners, passed away today, 19 April, in 1950. A talented musician, skilled artist and writer and renowned eccentric, he lived in Faringdon house. His prank of dyeing pigeons has become a local tradition of painting dummy birds. Faringdon Folly, constructed for a lover, warns those contemplating suicide on the premises to do so at their own risk. Follow link for biography
Today, 9 Apr, we mark the passing in 1917 of Edward Thomas, Oxford graduate and great poet of the downlands, described by laureate Ted Hughes as 'the father of us all". He wrote of Oxford, and the Icknield Way, to name a very few.
Madhatter Bookshop | Independent Books & Antiques in Wantage
Kenneth Grahame's much loved The Wind In The Willows was published on 1 Apr 1908. Written in Blewbury it is based on his childhood in Cookham Deane and bedtime stories to his son.
BBC Radio 4 - Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers - Episode guide
FREE BOOK ! Clare Chambers' irresistible Small Pleasures - BBC R4 book at bedtime & BBC2 Between the Covers pick is now available abridged on BBC Sounds
MI9: A History
Military historian Dr Helen Fry has recorded a fascinating interview with author and academic Prof Gary Sheffield (@ProfGSheffield). MI9 made it possible for trapped WWII fighters to return from beyond enemy lines - which was just as risky as combat
MI9: ESCAPE AND EVASION | Helen Fry
Historian @DrHelenFry specialising in British Intelligence will today record an interview with local author @ProfGSheffield on her latest book, lifting the lid on MI9 . Never heard of it ? Watch this space.
Adam Croft interviewed by Valery Rose
The eagerly awaited interview with @adamcroft is out. The immensely prolific and successful Adam discusses his working style and latest projects in this in depth interview with Valery Rose.
What Lies Beneath
@adamcrofts' latest work What Lies Beneath is getting hard to find. Opening with a bizarre murder in a rural idyll, the pace doesn't let up until detectives Hills & Antoine uncover what really lies under the surface. Watch this space for the date of Adams' next interview
The most successful independent author in the world you've never heard of ? @adamcroft s' outstanding achievements are many and we are proud to have him talk about his latest book with us online. Watch this space.