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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

A book for Christmas? (plus literary events from 10 Dec 2019)

Go on! Get a glass of wine and put your feet up. Thriller or quiz or something to read to the kids? Whether you ‘re looking for a challenge, some comfort or a complete escape, Angela J. Phillip offers some suggestions.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Barbara Kingsolver Ed Boxall Elizabeth Strout Francis Booth Me and my alien friend Mick Herron My name is Lucy Barton Quiz book Slow Horses Unsheltered
Code 17 by Francis Booth

Interviews with writers: Francis Booth – Code 17 thrillers and much much more

Francis Booth, a highly acclaimed writer based in St Leonards has more than twenty titles to his name. This year he has published two new thrillers: Code 17 and Code 17.2. Angela J. Phillip goes to see him to find out more.

Posted 10:04 Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Code 17 thrillers Francis Booth Songs of the Elder Sisters The January Legacy
New Writing South prize winners: L-R: Andrea Samuelson; Antony Mair; NWS chief executive Lesley Wood and Glyn Carter.

East Sussex writers triumph in international competition (and literary events from 10 Sept 2019)

Writers from Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards fought off stiff international competition to pick up key prizes in Hastings Literary Festival’s 2019 competition, which featured short story, poetry and flash fiction categories reports Alison Steel from Hastings Litfest.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Alison Steel Andrea Samuelson Angela J. Phillip antony Mair Competition winners Hastings LItfest 2019 Francis Booth Roz Balph
Somebody I used to know by Wendy Mitchell

Dementia – eleven books to help us cope (and literary events from 20 Aug 2019)

A search in the mind for a word that you used to know and you start to worry. Not about the word. About getting dementia. Do you have a friend or a loved one with Alzheimer’s? Do you find it difficult? Angela J. Phillip reports on eleven books that might help us to cope.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Alice la Plante Alzheimer's Angela J. Phillip Aruna Vasudevan books about dementia Christine Bryden Dancing with dementia David Walliams Dementia from the inside Elizabeth is missing Emma Healey Francis Booth Grandpa's great escape Hastings Literary Festival 2019 Hastings LitFest 2019 Jennifer Bute John D Robinson Keeping Mum Lisa Genova Marianne Talbot Matthew Thomas Nicci Gerrard Pete Donohue Somebody I used to know Still Alice The memory activity book Turn of MInd We are not ourselves Wendy Mitchell What dementia teaches us about love
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Bookchat: Be fearless – write your truth (and events Aug 13 onwards)

We have an almost overwhelming urge to make things better. To chop out ragged edges so that clear shapes emerge. To provide explanations and make things fit. The most powerful urge is to send a moral message but all these instincts are the enemies of our truths. Angela J. Phillip looks for inspiration from the writers of five incredible books who showed and shared their characters’ experience, but left the readers to interpret.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: A Vasudevan A. Solzhenitsyn Angela J. Phillip Beloved Francis Booth Frankenstein Giovanni's Room James Baldwin John D Robinson Kate Chopin One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich Pete Donohue Toni Morrison write your truth
Browsing in Bookbuster

Bookchat: How to browse efficiently (and events Aug 6 onwards)

Seems like a contradiction – browsing and efficiency, but it isn’t. Both are necessary. Browsing equals slow and easy, gentle relaxation. Efficiency equals the speed with which you reach your goal. The more easily you hit your target for the kind of books you like, the more relaxed you will be and the bigger a bag you’ll need for your booty (or the bigger a letterbox you’ll need for your delivery – probably you’ll have to make sure a neighbour is in). Or you might be feeling thrifty so you just buy one and know that you’ve hit the jackpot. Hours of pleasure all lined up. But there are various ways to do it and you need to adapt from one place to another. Angela J. Phillip takes a look at how to organise your search.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Belonging Francis Booth John D Robinson Pete Donohue Singing Arias Text Acts Umi Sinha
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