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published on 2009-09-01
It is said that the best stories have an element of truth in them. It’s certainly accurate in the case of The Smuggler’s Caves, a Completely Novel drawing on the real history of smuggling, which is picking up a lot of heat on the site and around Hastings, where the story is set.
published on 2009-08-24
We had heard about a festival going on in deepest, darkest Devon and started asking ourselves, "Why spend a weekend at the Ways with Words Festival? " (being careful not to choke on our own tongues whilst saying it). Maybe you’re looking for another literary festivals to tick off your list? Or perhaps you haven’t ventured out to any lit-fests yet? Either way, have a look at the video to see what Ways with Words is all about and see if it looks like your cup of tea – actually, they did have very nice tearooms!
published on 2009-08-21
We’re really pleased to hear that Amanda Leduc, one of CompetelyNovel’s earliest adopters is getting out and about with her book, Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover. Based in Edinburgh herself, Amanda is going to be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival bookshop tebt at 4pm today, reading a section from her book so if you are in the area, pop along and give her a wave!
published on 2009-08-03
It’s a Twinterview with NJ Cooper, the author of No Escape and many other fantastic works of crime fiction! We hear about what drives N.J. Cooper to write about the criminal underworld, what it’s like to spend a night in a prison, and why a healthy liver is an essential item if you are heading to a writer’s festival.
published on 2009-07-30
For connoisseurs of crime, there is only one unmissable summer event: the Theakstons Old Peculier Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. Ben Fowler reports on four days of shifty suspects, hard-nosed cops, fiendish mysteries, denouements in the library and other gory endings.
published on 2009-07-21
The former senior adviser to the late Yasser Arafat, Bassam Abu Sharif, launched his book Arafat and the Dream of Palestine at Al Saqi Books in London. CompletelyNovel were there with a camera and talked later to Bassam Abu Sharif. In this video he talks about the messages in the book and his hopes for the future of Palestine. This book is a first-hand account of the inner-workings of Arafat’s regime, the PLO, Fatah and the relationship that allowed Abu Sharif to encourage important strides toward peace.
published on 2009-07-08
CompletelyNovel.com has reached the London heat of The Pitch 2009 taking place on Tuesday 16th July. The Pitch 2009 is a competition which ‘promises to offer a real taste of how resourceful UK entrepreneurs are reacting to current economic conditions, bucking the downturn with innovation and creativity.’