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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

Familiar Faces Mixing with the Newcomers on Popular Crime Award Longlist


The longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced with a very strong list of contenders. Four previous winners... More >

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018


This year the Mental Health Foundation is focussing on stress for Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May). According to research, as many as... More >

The Midnight Line

Join in With the Richard and Judy Summer 2018 Book Club


The Richard and Judy Book Club is back this summer with eight titles featuring a mixture of familiar and less well-known names. Lee Child has been... More >

World Book Night 2018

World Book Night 2018


World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on April 23rd every year. Run by The Reading Agency, books are... More >

Laura Conway – RPFB

A Visit From Laura!


We had a lovely meeting with Laura Conway - Partnerships Philanthropy Manager at RP Fighting Blindness - who popped in for a visit last week. It... More >

Anita Shreve

Remembering Author Anita Shreve’s Legacy


Popular novelist Anita Shreve has died aged 71 at her home in New Hampshire, America after battling with cancer. She was the author of 18 novels of... More >

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline Book gets the Spielberg Treatment


Dystopian Science Fiction novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline will be hitting cinema screens on March 29th. The film rights were picked up by... More >

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking – World-renowned Physicist Dies Aged 76


Tributes have been pouring in from around the world following the death, earlier today, of Stephen Hawking - widely regarded as one of the most... More >

World Glaucoma Week 2018

World Glaucoma Week – 11th-17th March 2018


This week is World Glaucoma Week which encourages people to get regular eye and optic nerve checks to detect glaucoma earlier so that it can be... More >


International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Print


International Women's Day is celebrated each year on 8th March in recognition of the achievements of women worldwide. The day has been in existence... More >