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Faux Defoe or Real Defoe

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Robinson Crusoe is 300 this year.   Published when Daniel Defoe was probably 59.  The first edition was attributed to “Robinson Crusoe”. Defoe survived the Great Plague, the Great Fire of London and  owing to being Non-conformist , difficulties in the reigns of James II and of Anne. I have placed a candle and a goblet […]

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Author Visits

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We have writers on factual  history ,  both  medieval and   very,  very recent  ; a  “literary historical novel”  ;  and  two very different sorts of  crime fiction. Not to mention the book about modern science that has a review calling it a ‘baroque edifice’   Here is a list of the authors we have visiting […]

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World Book Day 7th March

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World Book Day –   This year it’s Thursday 7th March. We have all the £1 books available: “Cruella and Cadpig” , “Sam Hannigan’s Rock Star Granny” etc, etc. If you have a 2019 World Book Day token, these books are free. You can, instead get £1 off any other new book by exchanging the token. […]