Category Archives: Popular Culture

10 books up for grabs as Cherish: Madonna Like an Icon is released in the US

To celebrate the US release of Cherish: Madonna, Like an Icon today, it’s competitions a go-go with a double 5 book give away courtesy of Madonna fan sites Madonnalicious and Madonantribe. Both competitions are open to international readers and all you have to do […]


200 years of Pride & Prejudice: book give away

200 years on from the first publication of Pride and Prejudice in 1813, the novel has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and Austen’s astute observations on love, relationships, social situations and fashion still ring true today. But what if the mystifying societal […]


DIY Cathedral

Gothic cathedrals really are amazing feats of engineering and design that have been created before a time where steel frames and machine tools even existed. They still stand so tall and menacing, even though the time of the religious impulse has slowly faded away. […]


Madonna has her own window at Foyles!

We were quite excited by this in the office so I thought I would share with all of you. Our Madonna Icon-ography, Cherish: Madonna, Like an Icon has it’s own window at Foyles! A gorgeous pile of advance copies landed on my desk what seems […]


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 […]


Steampunk Art at Brighton’s Fringe

The Artists Open Houses is perhaps the most colourful and entertaining (it’s fun to peek at other people’s houses) display of local art, taking place during Brighton’s Fringe Festival. Artists of all ages, experience and medium, open their houses to the public and exhibit […]


Titanic Love Stories author commemorates 100 years since the sinking of the iconic ship

The sinking of the RMS Titanic was a terrible tragedy for all the 1,495 people who died–but the stories of the 13 brides and grooms who joined the ship to celebrate their honeymoons are especially poignant. Author of Titanic Love Stories, Gill Paul, will […]


Life & Soul launches!

A launch hosted by our Queen of Party-planning, Emma Forbes, was never going to be anything less than fabulous – and Emma certainly didn’t disappoint!   Despite an exceptionally busy few days in the lead up to the event, with appearances on both Saturday […]


Behind the scenes with our Beautiful Pigeons

It’s wasn’t quite so glamourous the other side of the camera…


Emma Forbes on Loose Women!

Life & Soul author Emma Forbes will be joining the Loose Women panel on ITV1 this coming Monday, 17th Oct. Don’t miss it! If you’ve any questions you’d like to ask Emma, you can email them via ITV1′s website:  ‘Quiz a celebrity guest’

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