World Book Day 2016…

world-book-dayJust a quick note to say all you book lovers can register for World Book Day 2016 now…What is it?!

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world…

This is the 19th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 3rd March 2016 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.

The website link is here, happy reading!

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Essex Book Festival

Author and publisher Patricia Borlenghi of Patricia Press will be hosting this very popular event for book lovers in the wonderful Mistley Kitchen, a well renowned cookery school located in a fine Georgian house in the ancient port village of Mistley.

Patricia will interview two writers: Glyn Maxwell and Anton Gill.

Glyn Maxwell is a poet and a playwright. He has also written novels, opera librettos, screen plays and criticism. His nine volumes of poetry include ‘The Breakage’, ‘Hide Now’ and ‘Pluto’, all of which were short-listed for either the Forward or TS Eliot prizes.

profileAnton Gill specialises in European contemporary history. Recently, however, he has branched out into historical fiction.

His work has been translated and published worldwide and he is the winner of the HH Wingate Award for non-fiction for his study of survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, ‘The Journey Back From Hell’.

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Cheltenham Festival Radio Interview


Anton appeared at the festival to discuss Empire’s Children, a book and documentary series that follows six prominent Brits searching for their family roots across the Commonwealth.

Along with his earlier book in theWho Do You Think You Are series, Anton is swift becoming a household name amongst the rising tide of amateur genealogists. But in an intensely varied twenty year writing career he’s produced more than 15 books, ranging from contemporary history to crime fiction, and including The Journey Back from Hell: which recorded the personal stories of more than 100 survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.
We sat down in the Kandinsky Hotel to talk family trees, bare knuckle boxers and the Romanian secret police…

Anton in Cheltenham

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