A frank and funny memoir

A frank and funny memoir

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom to comedy icon Baldrick in Blackadder.
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A Great Britain unlike any you've ever seen before

A Great Britain unlike any you've ever seen before

Acclaimed illustrator, graphic designer and print-maker, Paul Farrell takes us on a journey through Great Britain that will change the way we think about it forever. 
Put your UK knowledge to the test!
A dark and gripping thriller

A dark and gripping thriller

Life is good for Anna Wright. She's a successful media executive, she's got a great boyfriend, some close friends and a lovely home. But Anna's perfect life starts to crumble from the moment when, out jogging on the Heath one day, she meets a handsome stranger...
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Explore Ross' Cornwall

Explore Ross' Cornwall

A guide to Poldark's Cornwall, real-life locations for you to visit from Ross Poldark and Demelza, the first two books in Winston Graham's Poldark series.
A literary pilgrimage to Cornwall

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Colour your own Poldark!

Colour your own Poldark!

02 September 2016

By The Window Seat

Colour in your very own Aiden Turner while watching the new series of Poldark on BBC One. 

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Ten scandi crime novels

Ten scandi crime novels

15 September 2016

By Pan Macmillan

With the publication of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came the rise of Scandinavian crime fiction, films, and television shows. Dark, intelligent, slow paced but equally intense, it's no surprise we're obsessed with these thrillers.   

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Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks selected as the official World Book Day £1 book

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks selected as the official World Book Day £1 book

08 September 2016

By Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce their official World Book Day UK £1 book – Princess Mirror-Belle and Snow White by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

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The 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award longlist announced

The 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award longlist announced

22 September 2016

By Pan Macmillan

We're delighted to annouce that Damon Hill, Anna Kessel and Diana Nyad have been longlisted for the 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award — the world's longest established and most valuable literary sports-writing prize. 

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William Ryan at Gateshead Library

Gateshead Central Library

Gateshead Central Library
Central Library Prince Consort Road Gateshead, NE8 4LN UNITED KINGDOM

19:00 on 28 September 2016 - 20:00 on 28 September 2016

28 September 2016 07:00Z 28 September 2016 08:00Z

An evening With William Ryan. In 2007 a retired American military Intelligence officer donated an extraordinary collection of photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The photographs were taken between June 1944 and January 1945 and belonged to Karl Hoecker, adjutant to Richard Baer, the last commander of Auschwitz. When author William Ryan came across them, he was fascinated - because in the photographs we see very ordinary men but they are some of the worst mass-murderers in history. His novel The Constant Soldier is a fictional recreation of the rest hut near Auschwitz where many of the photographs were taken and explores the small steps ordinary people took in Nazi Germany that ended with great evil. William will show some of the Hoecker photographs and explain how he used them and other photographs to create a work of fiction that is, at the same time, firmly rooted in history.

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Tony Robinson at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival - Science Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival - Science Festival
Cheltenham Literature Festival Town Hall Imperial Square Cheltenham, GL50 1QA UNITED KINGDOM

19:15 on 07 October 2016 - 20:15 on 07 October 2016

07 October 2016 07:15Z 07 October 2016 08:15Z

Tony Robinson will be at Cheltenham Literature Festival, discussing his autobiography No Cunning Plan.

Sir Tony Robinson has a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read by a hugely popular actor, presenter and author.

Venue capacity: 1,000

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