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NOW YOU SEE ME 3

NOW YOU SEE ME 3

Yes, you read correctly, NOW YOU SEE ME 3! With Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and many others, the Horsemen will, at long last, be returning for a thrilling third fantasy adventure where skilled magicians become highly sophisticated criminals.  The crew for the movie will be Bobby Cohen, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman. To date, […]

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Football Team Blossoms on Social Media

Football Team Blossoms on Social Media

Something rather unusual is happening on the football scene and it’s connected to YouTube. Spencer Owen is a YouTube celebrity who came up with the idea of forming a football club, Hashtag United, and showing its games on social media. You have to take him seriously because he has nearly two million people following his […]

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Lincoln Book Festival: Meeting Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood

Lincoln Book Festival: Meeting Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood

“You can’t beat an incompetent murderess,” says Sarah Gristwood, into the vast auditorium at Lincoln Drill Hall. A ripple of amusement makes its way through the crowd – it would seem you really can’t. The incompetent murderess in question is Eadburh, Queen of Wessex 787 AD to 802 AD. According to Bishop Asser’s Life of […]

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Dr Janina Ramirez and The Private Lives of the Saints

Dr Janina Ramirez and The Private Lives of the Saints

It’s seven o’clock on a Friday night and Dr Janina Ramirez is storming up and down the stage at Lincoln Drill Hall in a pair of massive platform boots, showing history what’s what. Tonight, we’re dealing with the saints – characters that walk the tricky line between factual history and the divine – the subject […]

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Meeting Dianne Setterfield

Meeting Dianne Setterfield

On her personal website, Dianne Setterfield describes herself as more of a reader than a writer but, with two novels already published and another nearing completion, she’s written more than the average reader. I met her last week, in the atrium of the Collection in Lincoln. Dianne is from Oxford, but had been to Lincoln […]

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YJA meets Kathryn Hughes

YJA meets Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes spent twenty years of her academic career researching the Victorians, before realizing that she didn’t know what it felt like to be a Victorian. She knew the facts, the dates and the statistics. She was able to analyse the political uprisings of the Chartists and assess Britain foreign policy, but unsure what it would feel […]

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Classic Reviews: Citizen Kane (1941)

Classic Reviews: Citizen Kane (1941)

Considered by many as the greatest film of all time – what is all the fuss about with Citizen Kane? It’s fair to say that the fuss is justified. Orson Welles – with unparalleled creative license – creates a superb picture as director, co-writer and lead actor in the heat of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The […]

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TAKING THE RAP – LIVING WITH AUTISM

TAKING THE RAP – LIVING WITH AUTISM

At an early age, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, which is a social and communicative learning difficulty affecting 1 in 100 people in the UK. This single-handedly changed my life…… for the better. There is no cure for my condition, and my parents were told I would never have any relationships, friendships nor receive […]

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YJA meets author of international bestseller

YJA meets author of international bestseller

Amongst the hubbub and activity of the Newark Book Festival, I met and interviewed Natasha Pulley, author of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. She was scheduled to make an appearance in order to promote her new novel, The Bedlam Stacks, which was released earlier in the week. I was working as a […]

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YJA meets thriller writer Tim Utton

YJA meets thriller writer Tim Utton

This month, I met thriller writer Tim Utton at Newark Book Festival. I managed to grab him for a quick interview before he appeared on a panel with fellow authors Stephen Booth and Gareth Baker. Utton, who writes under the pseudonym T.M. Logan, launched his debut novel, Lies, a contemporary psychological thriller, in January 2017 […]

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