Monthly Archives: October 2008

Slightly off-topic: National Baking Week and deadlines

I have to thank Sam Leith in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph for a fantastic article that appealed to my breadmaking alter ego.  Apparently this is the first time that a National Baking Week has been run in the UK – it … Continue reading

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“Words live in the mind”: Virginia Woolf’s own voice

Only one recording was ever made of Virginia Woolf’s voice, although she actually broadcast on the BBC on three separate occasions.  On 29 April 1937 she gave a radio talk to the BBC on the subject of “Craftsmanship” in which … Continue reading

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Sarah Johnson’s Twenty Classic Historical Novels

Defining historical fiction is extremely tricky, as Sarah Johnson knows well: readers, she writes, may be “forced to sort through tales of modern suburban angst, lurid contemporary thrillers, or generic bodice rippers to find the works that match a compelling … Continue reading

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Book Auction for Book Aid International

Apologies for mentioning this if you’ve already seen it – or better still, placed a bid – but Book Aid International is auctioning a fantastic collection of books and original illustrations to raise funds for its work in sub-Saharan Africa. … Continue reading

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