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Thirty One Nil wins Football Book of the Year Award

All photos © James Montague

June saw the 2015 British Sports Book of the Year awards take place at Lords in London. Thirty-One Nil had been nominated for for the TalkSport Football Book of the Year. 181 more words

High-risk gambling, brown envelopes of cash and striking poses on the throne of England in For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace

This month’s lead title  For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace draws on thousands of leaked documents, police and inside sources to expose a massive fraud and security scandal at Buckingham Palace which Scotland Yard and the Royal Household tried to suppress. 419 more words

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YA Book Review: Throne of Glass By Sarah J Maas 5/5 Stars

I’ll be honest, I first pick up a Throne of Glass browsing in Dymocks Sydney one day. I was competing in the ‘City 2 Surf’ the next day and staying in a hotel overnight, I needed something to just fill in the night. 617 more words

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"Bringing it Home" - The British Museum

This is part of a new series called “Bringing it Home”! I will be blogging about activities, day trips and events happening in the capital, as well as around the UK. 799 more words

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Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene (Bloomsbury Academic)

Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene
Marcus Moberg
Bloomsbury Academic

If there is one musical genre that is so misaligned, so seemingly contradictory, it’s Christian Heavy Metal. 629 more words

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A Selection of Bloomsberries in Full Flood!

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

As I admitted here recently, I’m a bit embarrassed to reveal that there are books on Mount TBR that have been there for over 30 years – and Aldous Huxley’s “Crome Yellow” is one of them… I picked up his collection of short stories, Mortal Coils, last month on a whim, and loved it so much that I decided to follow it with CY. 660 more words

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season
Samantha Shannon
(cover art by David Mann)
Bloomsbury 2013
£ 12.99 (UK)

★★★☆☆

Synopsis

The year is 2059

Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. 492 more words

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