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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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Glorious London weather and interesting submissions!

September 21, 2019

The sun has shone consistently in London – even the gargoyles have been smiling! As we’ve rushed around this week, we’ve appreciated the soothing greens of both Gordon and Tavistock squares. We’ve adm…

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New publications, skirmishes on translation endings and an imminent cover reveal!

September 13, 2019

This week we entered into a completely unexpected and very surprising last-minute skirmish about the ending of one of our translations. How much liberty can or should a translator take? In this case,…

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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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Modest Fashion In The US

Modest fashion shows have been a thing. The U.S. is hosting its first this fall.

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50 years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and fears of a nation

50 years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and fears of a nation

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Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

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What Is Modest Fashion?

The profile of modest fashion is rising. Historically dressing conservatively has been at odds with what’s considered ‘cool’ in Western fashion trends, but more considered, covered looks are increasingly becoming more appealing to young adults.

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7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

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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.

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