There has been some very silly television on over the last week. Fortunately I watched it so you don’t have to. Here are my silliness ratings for four festive favourites. Thank Odin there’s some sensible Danish TV back on BBC4 this weekend.
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John Lewis has once again captured the creepiness of Christmas with this year’s TV advert Much as I love Waitrose for their New York cheesecake and impeccable grammar (8 items or FEWER), it seems a little disingenuous for them to present us with a Christmas TV ad from their Essentials range this year (“Hey, guys,… Continue reading
Dallas is back to suspend the disbelief of a new generation, and the scheming hasn’t changed a bit. Nor has Sue Ellen. Seriously. I didn’t care much for Dynasty. You can keep The Colbys. I was always a Dallas fan. Thrillingly it returned to UK screens this week (Channel 5) after a 21-year absence, attracting… Continue reading
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The sound of summer is the crack of leather on willow to some. To me it means the popping of champagne corks at book launches. Last night’s literary soirée was the launch of Tony White’s Dicky Star and the Garden Rule. I’ve been to al fresco book launches before but, given the weather, I was pleased to… Continue reading
I was in Edinburgh earlier this week, to speak at a conference. On the way up I had a bit of time to kill at King’s Cross station in London so, rather than have a coffee in Starbucks, I thought I’d try to find The Family Shop. Now, despite having worked in King’s Cross in… Continue reading
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Oh, hello reader. I’m back. How was your festive season? I had a cold, cold Christmas, thanks to a bust boiler. I imagine Dana had a leaky heat exchanger too when she sang that. I kept warm with mulled wine and plug-in radiators. And visiting relatives. The new boiler was installed last week, and I’m enjoying the… Continue reading
Twitter is an Internet phenomenon, yet is the social media tool that confuses more than most. With an estimated 500 million users, it is a vital place to reach readers online and promote your books – but where do you start? The Publishing Talk Guide to Twitter tells you all you need to know to get started… Continue reading