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The Awakening

July 20, 2020

We’ve been a little paralyzed by the lock-down and have found ourselves navigating Dr Seuss’s surreal Waiting Place. We too have been ‘waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or t…

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Spring Fever

March 17, 2020

We are hunkering down in central London and had been venturing out to a few (small) meetings, but as of tomorrow, this will be stopping completely for a while. It’s certainly a very surreal time. We’v…

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‘Modest Fashion’ Is An Emotive Phrase

February 3, 2020

This is our first blog post of the new year and it’s already February 3rd, Brexit ‘has happened’ and we’ve had a national press article by the author of our first non-fiction book, Modesty: A Fashion…

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Happy Holidays And A Wonderful New Year!

December 24, 2019

Wishing everyone a peaceful, blessed and magical holiday – wherever you are in the world! And the warmest and best of wishes in 2020 for all of us living on this beautiful pale blue dot suspended in a…

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Marketing Mode and Nike’s High-Tech Modest Swim Wear

December 10, 2019

We’ve been trying to figure out what are the best marketing and publicity tactics – what will actually make people press the buy button and, importantly, which ones are the most cost-effective. Withou…

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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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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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Turkey-Greece conflict

The historic background to the current Turkish/Greek conflict.

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The return of the airship

Could airships be the future for 'green' travel and transport?

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Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2020

This excellent infographic provides a very good overview of the current social media universe.

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An Excerpt From Fashion Journalist Hafsa Lodi’s Book | Teen Vogue

Hafsa Lodi is an American journalist who has been covering fashion in the Middle East for the past decade. Her debut non-fiction book, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox, published by Neem Tree Press, launched in June 2020 and explores the causes, controversies, and key players of the global modest fashion movement. Here is an exclusive excerpt from her book exploring modest fashion bloggers as “ambassadors” of Islam.

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Booklaunch Magazine Podcast

Is something radical happening in women's fashion? For more than a century, designers sought to reveal the female body, on the basis that women were demanding freedom from the social conventions and prudery that had once kept them hidden and enslaved. But now, stylists are again designing clothes that cover up the body. Is this politics or something else? Hafsa Lodi examines the question in her book Modesty: A Fashion Paradox, available at a discount from www.booklaunch.london/sales.

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Catalca: The Town in Turkey Where They Speak Greek

Prior to the 1923 exchange, Orthodox Greeks and Muslim Turks used to live peacefully together in Catalca. After the exchange, Muslim people from Grevena, Lagadas, Kilkis, Drama and other cities and towns of Macedonia settled in the residential areas of Çatalca, replacing the Greeks who had to abandon their homes.

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