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Discover Ignatius Sancho

discover Ignatius Sancho

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month. As avid bookworms, it got us thinking: who was the first black person to have been published in Britain?

After some digging around, we discovered the inspiring story of Ignatius Sancho. Born into slavery, he not only became a writer but was also the first black person to vote in a British election and an influential figure in 18th century Britain.

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we wanted to share his poignant story with you…

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Author of the Week, The Week in Books

5 Things to Love About Roy Grace

5 things to love about roy grace

Peter James’ bestselling Roy Grace crime series is soon to be brought to life on the small screen with ITV. John Simm will be playing Detective Inspector Roy Grace, the Brighton-based sleuth who’s captured the attention of crime and mystery readers across the globe. The Roy Grace TV adaptation begins on March 14th, so in celebration of Peter James’ fantastic detective, we want to share five things to love about Roy Grace.

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Author of the Week

Celebrating Jodi Picoult

Celebrating Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult was born on the 19th May 1966 in New York and was raised by her parents, she was late joined by her brother. She moved to New Hampshire. Jodi wrote her first story at the age of five, and has always said that her mother and grandmother were both teachers, and their influence was very important growing up.

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Jodi is an American writer and is the bestselling author of 23 novels. Approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide and they have been translated into 34 languages. Her books are incredible stories, all dealing with real-life situations; suicide, school shootings and illness. She is a favourite of ours here in the office.

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Celebrating Michael Crichton | Author Focus

Celebrating the work of Michael Crichton

By Rebecca Reed

Michael Crichton has to be one of the most popular American authors of this modern era. With his books selling over 200 million copies worldwide and with many being adapted into movies, many generations have seen his work in some way. We are celebrating this brilliant author’s birth date today and are getting ready to curl up with Jurassic Park and the not so cuddly dinosaurs. Continue Reading