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Ladybird Books inspire new fabric and wallpaper collections from Liberty London

Gail's Vintage Velvet, inspired by Ladybird Books art

The new Chesham Cabinet Collection, featuring fabrics and wallpapers created using original Ladybird Books illustrations, is now available from Liberty London. Ladybird highlights include the Limewood Wallpapers, Gail’s Garden Vintage Velvet fabrics and cushions, and the Charlotte Wallpaper in Catherine Cream. The Chesham Cabinet Collection is a new interiors collection inspired by antique doll and cabinet houses from the 1800s and beyond. The elegant colour palettes and ... Read More »

Knockabout announces Alan Moore’s novel “Jerusalem” for September 2016

Alan Moore. Image courtesy Knockabout

Knockabout has announced Alan Moore’s second novel, Jerusalem, will now be published in September 2016. Described as a fantastical exploration of his hometown of Northampton which runs to more than a million words in draft form, publisher Tony Bennett described it last year as Alan’s “best work to date, rich and glorious”. In the half a square mile of decay ... Read More »

Rivers of London saga returns with new comic series, collections and sixth novel

Rivers of London - Night Witch #2 Cover A by Anna Dittmann

March sees the release of not only a new Rivers of London comic series based on the top-selling fantasy crime novels created by Ben Aaronovitch, but the release of collections of the first comic story, Body Work. Titan Comics Rivers of London comics are the work of writers Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel (Written in Dead Wax) and are official ... Read More »

Public Lending Right set to increase next year after library loans ‘fall’

Sci-Fi-Art Now UK Cover

Comic creators and authors whose work is offered through libraries will be pleased to hear that Public Lending Right (PLR) will increase next year after The British Library Board proposed that the current 6.66 pence per loan should increase to 7.67 pence. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have said they intend to accept the recommendation. Dominic Lake, Deputy ... Read More »

New “Mog the Cat” Book profits will be used for child literacy projects

Mog's Christmas Calamity

You’ll just have to excuse this temporary aberration given my usual grumpy self, but I’m afraid I’ve been totally blown away by this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas advert starring Mog the Cat, the creation of world renowned author and illustrator Judith Kerr, which comes with the publication of a new book starring the accident-prone feline. Mog’s Christmas Calamity is only available in ... Read More »

European Literature Night 2016 Date Set

European Literature Night Image

European Literature Night (ELN), the British annual literary showcase which brings the best of the continent’s writers to the British Library, has announced its Call for Participation for 2016 is now open with the Night itself set to 11th May 2016. A EUNIC London project (a network of National Institutes for Culture from the member states of the European Union in London), ELN ... Read More »

Lancaster to host Out of This World Fiction Fest next month

Lancaster’s Gregson Art and Community Centre is to be the venue for the Out of This World Fiction Fest – a free gathering of local authors and artists on Saturday 7th November, including comics writer Eddie Robson, comics artist Dan Charnley, SF author JS Collyer and fantasy writer AS Chambers, offering the opportunity to grab some unique and one-of-a-kind books, prints or gifts, chat about Science ... Read More »

Jamie Smart illustrates Cereal Killer Cafe cookbook

On sale soon is The Cereal Killer Café Cookbook written by the founders of the London-based Cereal Killer Cafe, by Gary Keery and Alan Keery, featuring art by Jamie Smart. The cafe – which has operations in Camden and Brick Lane – has divided opinion and its Brick Lane business was even the focus for physical attack from anti-gentrification protestors in recent months (local ... Read More »

Taschen launches “Bronze Age of DC Comics” book by Paul Levitz

Bronze Age of DC Comics Promotional GIF

Specialist publisher has just launched its sumptuous-looking title The Bronze Age of DC Comics, dedicated to some of the best-loved comics in US publisher DC Comics history, penned by the company’s former Publisher and President Paul Levitz. On 15th December 1978, the dreams of generations of children finally came true. “You’ll believe a man can fly” read the posters and billboards ... Read More »

Taschen to re-publish children’s illustrator Kay Nielsen’s “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”

Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Specialist art publisher Taschen is to publish a reprint of East of the Sun, West of the Moon next month, a stunning-looking collection reviving the most ambitious publication project of Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children’s book illustrators of all time. First published in 1914, East of the Sun and West of the Moon is considered a jewel of ... Read More »

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