Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Josie Jeffery seedbombs workshops at Sussex Festival of Nature

    Our Seedbombs autor Josie Jeffery will be at the Sussex Festival of Nature this weekend at Stammer Park running seedbombs workshops all day. The event will be on from 10am – 5pm on Sunday 24th June and is organised in association with […]


Midsummer Midges and Beaded Bugs

It’s Midsummer’s Day and, predictably, there is nothing remotely summery about today’s weather in Lewes. But, luckily for the Scandinavians, their weather is much better today. And so it should be because today their midsummer celebrations get in to full swing.   The tradition […]


Are you turning into the office ogre?

It’s not just Wayne Rooney or David Nalbandian that lash out in a moment of uncontrolled anger. Today’s  Mail Online reported that ‘desk rage’ is on the increase, particularly as the current economic climate bites. Time to hide the staplers, take a break and […]


Don’t judge a book by its cover

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but what about its packaging? Copies of our bestselling series How to Read were wrapped in colourful and glittery gift bags ready for grabbing in one of St. Petersburg’s central bookshops.   The perfect packaging […]


10,000 Zombies… and David Hartman

If you happen to be in Burbank, California, Saturday 16th June, don’t miss the chance to go zombie hunting. David Hartman, legendary illustrator of all creatures undead, will be signing books including 10,000 Zombies. If you haven’t seen the book, it’s in a split […]


BEA and Fahrenheit 451

As Ivy attended Book Expo America last week, our new book ideas gathered up in both paper and digital portfolios, I was struck by a curious coincidence. On 5 June 2012, while publishers and booksellers met to apply their considerable collective intellects to the […]


Lovely Jubilee – Knit Your Own Royal Family!

  Nice to see that members of the WI have been busy knitting away to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and good to know that  Knit Your Own Royal Wedding has come in handy for the task!  The ladies of the […]


Action for Happiness Brighton

Last night a few of us from Ivy and Leaping Hare Press went to a talk from the director of Action for Happiness Mark Williamson. If you haven’t heard of them, Action for Happiness are a charity working hard to get us thinking about […]

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