As the Paralympic Games prepares to return to the country of its inception this summer, one of the world’s leading experts on the competition has launched a 370-page book charting the event’s history and development since the 1940s.
Alan Clawley has some questions for Birmingham’s Central Library Chief Officer, Brian Gambles
Andrew Motion, Tam Dalyell, Polly Toynbee, Brian Sewell among those announced for The seventh annual Hexham Book Festival
For too long, short stories have been seen as the ‘poor relation’ to full length novels. But at long last they are fighting back.
Friends of the Central Library: “Save the building but we’re just as worried about what is happening to the service itself”, writes Alan Clawley.
A new book The British Olympics – Britain’s Olympic Heritage 1612-2012 by Martin Polley, reveals Britain’s centuries old association with the Olympic Games.
Dave Woodhall reviews some recently published photographic histories.
Richard Lutz asks if the Kindle e-book is the best thing since sliced bread or just a slick nasty marketing tool.
Former BBC television presenter Ashley Blake has spoken of his “deep sense of unfairness” at being handed a two-year jail sentence for “accidentally” wounding a teenager
“…all the more reason to take the chance and have a wander round Architect John Madin’s radical design.”
I’ve never even seen a Kindle or other e-book reader let alone sniffed one. I suspect that they all smell the same.
We’re always happy to promote new ideas, particularly when they’re as impressive as this one.
While building work continues on the Library of Birmingham, the city council have revealed plans for reducing inconvenience to service users during the move to new premises.