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Fugit Inreparabile Tempus

December 3, 2019

We were dismayed by the tragedy that unfolded on London Bridge and the senseless death of two beautiful souled young people who lost their lives while trying to help rehabilitate prisoners back into s…

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Blog Tours And Giveaways – And A Plea To Everyone To Wear Bright Colours In Dreary Autumn Weather!

November 13, 2019

In grey London autumn weather, we are always surprised that everyone contributes to the dreariness by wearing dark blue, black and brown coats. Today on the tube we saw only two people who had brightl…

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I don’t know that I’ve read a more moving piece of postwar German fiction…

November 5, 2019

We are almost done slotting into Casemate’s distribution infrastructure bar a few last-minute tasks, books are moving to new warehouses and we are relishing engaging with the UK and US teams. We noted…

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Fires In California, UK Radio Interviews And The Rise Of The AfD In Thuringia

October 27, 2019

As wind speeds from 30 to 40 miles per hour and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour are forecasted, up to 2.3m people will have their power cut off in California as a precautionary measure and at the las…

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Frankfurt Book Fair

October 20, 2019

Our first Frankfurt Book Fair was exhilarating, we’ve made lots of new friends and contacts and have exciting new opportunities for foreign rights! It was great sitting and catching up with fellow exh…

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No Free Lunches: Our clean energy needs to be sourced responsibly…

October 12, 2019

The week has flown by and we are ready for Frankfurt. There were a few hiccups, but the brochure is done, books will be in our hands by Monday at the latest, and we’ve downloaded the highly functional…

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Too Big To Fail and A Momentous 1989

October 6, 2019

We are part way through another amazing @annecater #randomthingstour, this time for The Umbrella Men by Keith Carter. Here are some of the reviews we’ve received so far: Paul Burke @Paulodaburka @NBma…

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Risque Submissions

September 29, 2019

Hello everyone! It’s been a relatively mundane week except for some rather risque submissions. Perhaps we need to be a little more explicit about the kinds of books we will not publish. Explicit sexua…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland will hand the government more than £1bn as part of a windfall for shareholders but the payout was overshadowed by the bank’s admission that it would miss its profit targets next year.

The taxpayer-backed bank said it would pay a total of £1.7bn in dividends for the first half of its financial year, partly funded by the sale of a stake in a Saudi Arabian bank. The UK government, which owns 62% of RBS after bailing it out during the financial crisis, will receive about £1.05bn.

Read more (The Guardian)
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A History Guide to the 2008 Financial Crisis: What Caused the crash?

The 2008 financial crisis explained:

The 2008 crash was the greatest jolt to the global financial system in almost a century – it pushed the world's banking system towards the edge of collapse. We explore the causes and consequences of the crash, consider its historical parallels, and ask – how will history remember the crisis?

Read more (History Extra)
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Refugee family renews century-old ties on Crete

After fleeing the conflict in Syria with his family, Ahmed has rediscovered his roots on the Greek island of Crete.

Read more (UNHCR Agency)
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Twice a Stranger: the Treaty of Lausanne

In the early 20th century, most of the Balkans were still part of the multi-ethnic Ottoman Empire. But by 1924, this world was violently torn asunder. More than 500,000 Muslims were expelled from Greece, and at least 1.2 million Greek Orthodox Christians were forced to flee their homes in Turkey.

This is a film about people uprooted from their homes on both sides of the border and about their common experience of being "Twice a Stranger”. The story unfolds through rare archive footage, interviews with historians and testimonies from both Turkish and Greek refugees.

Read more (Online | Vimeo On Demand)
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The Great Population Exchange between Turkey and Greece

The lasting legacy of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Article and video.

Read more (Al Jazeera)
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Occupied Palestinian Territories

Children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) grow up in an uncertain atmosphere where the threat of violence is never far away

Read more (War Child Holland)
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Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature

In the early 1980s, a Harvard University biologist named Edward O. Wilson proposed a theory called biophilia: that humans are instinctively drawn towards their natural surroundings. Many 21st century parents, however, would question this theory, as they watch their kids express a clear preference for sitting on a couch in front of a screen over playing outside.

Read more (Child Mind Institute)