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Month: June 2016

Spot the deception: Guy Burgess true or false

Put your detective skills to the test. Can you work out which 2 of these incredible facts about Guy Burgess are the hidden lies? Let us know in the comments below! 1/ Guy Burgess played in the Eton football 1st XI . 2/ His stepfather was an intelligence officer working with Lawrence of Arabia during […]

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How to use crystals for healing

The practise of using crystals for healing is known as passive meditation, which means you give over completely to the healing properties of the stone. There’s no need to focus on breathing – it’s all about being receptive to the crystal’s energies. Many people report feeling things like energy waves or heat after coming into […]

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Related Categories: Wellbeing

The Psy-Changeling Genesis: A Guest Post by Nalini Singh

We absolutely adore Nalini Singh’s incredible, sexy and smart Psy-Changeling series here at Gollancz and can hardly believe that it’s been ten years since book one, Slave to Sensation, was first published. Join us as we celebrate this amazing milestone in what’s been an incredible journey so far with our ten-day blog tour – starting […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Chrysalids

Nothing at all should be read into the fact that our two current SF Masterworks spotlights are a post apocalyptic tale driven by fear and hatred of those that are different, and the story of an alien visitor to Earth who brings knowledge but is greeted with fear and suspicion. That’s just how the publishing […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, New Releases

How to keep the bond strong and revitalise a relationship

Are you looking to revitalise a relationship or enrich an ongoing one? Here, Dr Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight, outlines some of the most common bonding rituals that help to foster the ongoing connection between couples. Regularly and deliberately holding, hugging and kissing on waking, going to sleep, leaving home and returning. Writing letters […]

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Robyn Young introduces Henry VII, father of the Tudors.

Robyn Young introduces us to the incredible figure of Henry VII, father of the Tudors. Out in the Channel the boat lurched over another wave and plunged down, salt spray lashing the men fighting grimly to stay on course. The September sky was dark with storm. Strong winds had whipped the seas wild, raging around […]

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Alice Morley reviews Katherine of Aragon

In this month’s H for History review, team member Alice Morley reviews Alison Weir’s mighty new History has not been kind to Katherine of Aragon. Her image, in most people’s minds is of the frumpy, foreign, Catholic first wife of Henry VIII, rightly supplanted by the far more glamorous Anne Boleyn.Alison Weir has rescued Katherine […]

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Get to Know Damian Seeker

S.G MacLean talks us through the genesis of her Cromwellian hero Damian Seeker. I first encountered Damian Seeker on cold, misty December afternoon, walking through scrubland in a Highland wood. I was there alone, but for our black Labrador, who didn’t seem to notice the tall, black-clad and helmeted stranger who’d just emerged on to […]

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Zafar Has Notts in a Spin

Surrey welcomed Nottinghamshire to The Oval and chose to bat first after winning the toss. Jake Ball continued his impressive form this season, taking four for 85 as the hosts were bowled out for 323. Steven Davies top-scored with 82, while Tom Curran made the fourth half-century (52) of his career. Skipper Gareth Batty blew […]

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My Perfect Weekend – Sheila O’Flanagan

Long lie-in or up with the lark? Once it’s bright I’m up! Full English or a super-food smoothie? If I’m away, I’ll go the Full English. At home a smoothie. Bookshop browsing or exploring a library? Bookshops browsing (and buying). Cocktails or coffee? Cocktails! Action-packed or total relaxation? Relaxation Time to write or time to […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in June

Mozart in the Jungle I’m not ashamed to admit it: we got Amazon Prime so we could watch Hap & Leonard, the (awesome) adaptation of a series of novels by our own Joe Lansdale, starring James (Mark Anthony from Rome) Purefoy, Kenneth Michael (Omar from The Wire) Williams, Christina (Joan Holloway from Mad Men) Hendricks […]

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The Missing Wife at No 1

Great new for me this week as The Missing Wife has gone straight to No 1 on the Irish bestseller list. A big thank you to all my Irish readers, but also to everyone else who’s bought it in either print or digital format. Lots of you have been in touch via social media to […]

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