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“H” Reveals All About “M” – Henry Hemming at Central Library

14 May


Since I do not want to have to shoot you all, I cannot tell you what was said by “H” about “M”. Renowned writer Henry Hemming, hereinafter referred to as “H”, uncovered, first Head of MI5, Maxwell Knight, hereinafter referred to as “M”.

Which is a shame as an eager crowd, who were, during the secret talks, checked out themselves as to whether they were good enough liars to be spy material, they will say to a man, and this secret talk was (hand covering this reviewer’s mouth) largely about women spies, the crowd will say “Ummm it was ‘interesting’. Goodness is that the time? Sorry I have to go.” Continue reading

Get your Swindon Festival of Literature tickets before the Brummies beat you to it

18 Mar

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Literature lovers of Swindon beware – the book-readers of Birmingham are after your Festival tickets.

Swindon’s 23rd annual Festival of Literature was launched in the courtyard of Swindon Library yesterday (Thursday) – the day that tickets went on sale.

And by 8.30am, revealed Festival organiser Matt Holland, the box office had already received ticket enquiries – some from as far afield as the Midlands and Home Counties. “Don’t be beaten by people from Birmingham and Basingstoke in getting tickets,” was his dire warning. Continue reading

DON’T PANIC – David Pearson at the Swindon Festival of Literature

8 May
David Pearson at Swindon Central Library

David Pearson at Swindon Central Library

Is this the end of physical books? This was one of the questions posed by the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries for the City of London, David Pearson, tonight at Swindon Central Library. If it is, don’t panic! said Swindon Festival of Literature Director, Matt Holland. The future is bright, but it may be electronic, not printed. Continue reading