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No Ballet Shoes In Syria selected for the 2020 Read for Empathy Collection I’m incredibly proud to share the news that No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton has been selected as one of the books in EmpathyLab‘s 2020 Empathy Day Collection! The collection

Happy new year to all our friends. 2019 ended on a high note with Catherine Bruton’s No Ballet Shoes in Syria winning the children’s fiction category of the Books Are My Bag Award. Alastair Chisholm’s The Prince The Witch The Thief and the Bears shortlisted for the

In the immortal words of Dr Seuss, I find myself asking just how did it get so late, so soon? One thing I’m firmly convinced of is that someone, somewhere has the keys to speeding up time, as it is months since I last produced a

Welcome back to the Rupert Crew newsletter.  July has arrived bringing strawberries, cream teas, Wimbledon and occasional bursts of blazing sunshine but what is there for the book worms among us? It was back to the forties, to celebrate the launch of Cathi Unsworth’s latest novel, Without

Welcome back to the Rupert Crew newsletter.  It’s been a busy couple of months since I last updated the blog, but the highlight of the season was, of course, the Theakstons Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.   It’s always a pleasure to return to the spa town and

...but the reading is even better! For those of you of a mindful disposition, Dr Russell Razzaque’s BREAKING DOWN IS WAKING UP is a groundbreaking study offering new insights into the mind and mental distress. His extraordinary conclusion: mental illness, to which every one of us

With signs of spring burgeoning everywhere, we thought it was time we let everyone know what has been going on over these past few months and share our fabulous new titles with you.   First up is the debut novel from screenwriter, Jeff Dowson. CLOSING THE DISTANCE

I hate to say it but it is only seven weeks until Christmas and while I have made a start on the task of gift selection, there maybe some of you who are seeking inspiration, so here’s the very best of the RCL festive selection

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is making its presence felt and now that the Olympic fever is abating what is there to keep the reading public amused? Well, we think there’s plenty on offer and are delighted to present a selection of titles which