Random House UK has launched stage one of the BLACK CROWN Project, an infectious new kind of narrative gaming experience.
Pietrasanta – The main industry of this medieval Tuscan town is art. Michelangelo was among the first to sculpt here, Henry Moore was by no means the last. Today Damian Hirst sends his work here to be executed in Marble, so does Marc Quinn. The town is also a part time home for less conceptual artists such as Colombian, Fernando Botero, the Polish sculptor, Igor Mitoraj and Peter Randall-Page.
[Olla-podrida: an affectionate 18th-century term for a colourful medley of items]
Some great contests and offers this month! You could win a salty CD, a proof copy of CARIBBEE or a fascinating book on Jane Austen’s England. There’s also an exclusive offer on Art Marine prints.
2 AHOY, THE BOUNDING MAIN!
3 ASK JULIAN
4 IN THE RECORD BOOK
5 EDITOR’S CHOICE
The new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography—published on Thursday 30 May 2013—adds 60 biographies of men and women who shaped the history of British motoring. The new edition features pioneering drivers and racers; creators of marques including Aston Martin, Sunbeam, and Reliant; designers of classic vehicles such as the Routemaster bus , the E-type Jaguar, and ‘Chitty Bang-Bang’; road safety campaigners, and the founders of the AA and RAC as national institutions.
BBC Radio 2’s 500 WORDS and Oxford University Press’ research reveals that
Mum’s THE word and fairy tales and fantasy still cast their spell over children’s imaginations
Are you sitting comfortably? Then, we’ll begin… Once upon a time, Chris Evans launched a short story competition for children on BBC Radio 2 called 500 Words. And the response? Well, it was magical!
Almost immediately after the end of the Second World War,
tensions between the former Allies appeared and quickly
developed into the Cold War. As relations with the Soviets
cooled, Britain and America had to face up to the possibility
that the pilots of the USAAF could soon find themselves lining
up alongside the men of the recently defeated Luftwaffe in a
fight to the death with the Red Army. With that appalling
prospect in mind, the pool of hard-won knowledge of the
Luftwaffe was invaluable – and had to be collected as quickly as
Helmut Mahlke began his career as a naval pilot and later
transferred to a Stuka Gruppe that was intended to serve aboard
the never-completed aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. At the outbreak
of war, Mahlke and his comrades were incorporated into the
Luftwaffe; what follows in his memoirs is a fascinating Stuka pilot’s
eye view of the most important campaigns of the early war years
including the fall of France, Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the
invasion of the Soviet Union.