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In Conversation with Katalina Watt

March 25, 2021

Katalina Watt is an author and publisher based in Edinburgh. She currently works in Audio and Digital for Canongate Books, an award-winning independent publisher, and as Audio Director for khōréō, a q…

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In Conversation with Tanja Goossens

March 5, 2021

For our first instalment of Publishing Insiders, a new interview series on the blog, we spoke with Tanja Goossens, TV extraordinaire-turned-publishing professional. I connected with Tanja through Twit…

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Amazing Authors, Prize Shortlists, Grants and Testing Democracy

November 28, 2020

We’ve been mesmerized by the incredulous twists and turns in the 2020 US presidential election saga. It made us appreciate the strength of the US judiciary and brought home how precious democracy is a…

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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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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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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.

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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)
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Nature Deficit Disorder: Our Disconnect from Nature Is Simply Unnatural

Nature Deficit Disorder: Our Disconnect from Nature Is Simply Unnatural

Read more (Tacaboca)