Browsing Archive: February, 2017

From fact to fiction

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Tuesday, February 28, 2017,
Fact is often stranger than fiction. This may be a cliche, but what is true is that fact is often the basis for good fiction. 
The challenges of long-term space travel formed the basis of The Martian - an amazing book and film. 
C.J. Sansom's Shardlake series is so mired in historic detail of the day we can smell the horse dung. And Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, well, we know how deep she loves to dig when it comes to fact.
And so it goes on.
For me, The Independent Enquiry into Child Sexual Abuse ...
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We must battle creatively, normal protest won't work

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, February 2, 2017,
I'm a publisher not a politician but, like many of you, I'm concerned about Donald Trump. I could call him so many names but so many people are doing that already. And it's too easy and leads nowhere.
The problem with Trump is that he's no ordinary politician, and ordinary tactics of debate and protest don't work. He's a bully and cares nothing for the ordinary guy no matter what he says. It's difficult to tell what his aim is - profit, influence or simply world domination.
I just returned from...
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Yvonne Barlow Editor and people watcher. I love non-fiction and the ex-journalist in me believes a good novel can never match the human story.

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