KyddFest-8: Command

KyddFest-8: Command

by BigJules

CommandCoverOver the coming months I’ll be celebrating the earlier titles in the Kydd Series, it’s Command for this blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the book, either as a first-time reader or if you’re a re-reader and have read it more than once! It’s very gratifying for an author to be told that his work has inspired people to go back an read it again. And some of you have told me you have done this more than twice! Either reply to this blog or email me. Every respondent goes into the hat for a chance to win a genuine eighteenth century maritime artefact.

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Writers & Artists and Book Aid International join forces to run one-off author masterclasses


The Writing Process: Masterclasses with Book Aid International
24th, 26th May, 1st, 2nd June
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bloomsbury Publishing, London

Authors Sally Green, Kerry Hudson, Sally Gardner and Paul Cornell will be running an exciting series of one-off masterclasses with Writers & Artists and Book Aid International.

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The A to Z of London – Open Weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot


The A to Z of London

Open Weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot, West London

11:00 to 17:00 on 23 and 24 April 2016




A rare opportunity to see inside London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, West London, will take place on 23 and 24 April 2016. Design enthusiasts and family visitors to the Museum’s The A to Z of London Open Weekend will have the chance to look around this working Museum Depot, which holds over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history and is usually closed to the public. The event will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of London’s iconic Johnston typeface, created by calligrapher Edward Johnston, with themed workshops, tours, talks and family fun.

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Half of parents say reading a book is best for empathy – New poll for book day


Roald Dahl’s BFG and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird top list of books parents said best helped children develop empathy

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus

A new YouGov opinion poll commissioned by Amnesty International to coincide with the ‘Amnesty CILIP Honour’ – the first ever human rights commendation for children’s books – shows that more than half of parents in Britain think reading a book is the best way to develop their child’s empathy. The poll is being released on International Children’s Book Day (Saturday 2 April).

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