Book and Audio Clubs

9 June, 2012

Although many book shops have closed, with the arrival of digital downloads, book and audio clubs seem to grow in strength. One of my friends who is a member of her local book club says that about 80% of the people download the reading materials, rather than buy the book at a shop. As an author, I have more than a passing interest in these trends. In particular, I am…

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Meet Amazing Women

25 February, 2012

Today, more and more women become doctors, politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, financial advisers and take on other roles outside the home. On the 25th February, International Women’s Day cebrates the achievements of all women, particularly mothers. But women are saying that life is getting busier and there is less time to read and keep up to date. So, we have developed a way that can be done by meeting amazing people….

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What Guys Buy Girls

1 December, 2010

What do guys buy girls for for Xmas or their birthday? Many guys get worried in case they buy a present that will not get high marks. For example, should a guy buy cosmetics for a girl or a dress? No way I hear you say. So, what do they buy? – a bottle of wine, a candlelight dinner or something special? The important thing is that every present has…

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Shakespeare and Hathaway Video

1 December, 2009

A fascinating short video is the surprise result of a question that I put to James Hudson who I met recently. What do you like doing?”  was a question I posed to James. ‘I like making videos’, he replied. “How about making one on William Shakespeare?” I asked on the spur of the moment. Within a few minutes, we had agreed that I would write the script and  he would…

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Love Stories

15 November, 2009

What is it that makes one person fall in love with another? That was the question that led me to conduct virtual interviews with people like Emperor Napoleon and Josephine, plus Galileo and his mistress Marina Gamba.  William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway’s marriage was a fascinating example of how the great writer chose an uneducated women who was 8 years older than himself. What drew them together and pulled them…

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