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Oskar Jensen’s Danish heritage inspired him to write this Nordic fantasy set in the Danish court of Jelling.  Astrid, a Viking princess, and Leif, a brave poet must unravel the mysteries of their ancient land in order to protect it from a dangerous force.  Rich in historical detail, THE YELLING STONES echoes Rosemary Sutcliffe’s classic storytelling and Rick Riordan’s sense of adventure. Oskar has spent the past seven years at Oxford, reading three successive degrees in History, and is now a post-doctoral researcher in the Music Department of King’s College London. Emma Matthewson of Hot Key Books said: “Witches, wolves, trolls, gods, spirits – Oskar Jensen has created a richly visual, rip-roaringly paced and thrilling tale set in Denmark, that brings to life the Vikings and Norse myth just as Rosemary Sutcliffe brought Roman Britain alive for her readers. With Oskar’s writing you can smell the smoke from the the hall fires and see the glint of gold in the firelight. A thrilling, spellbinding read.” Oskar Jensen says: “I wrote The …

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Author of the seven-book series ‘The Mysteries of the Greek Detective’, Anne Zouroudi, features in ITV1 documentary ‘I Married the Waiter: Love in the Sun’. Due to air on ITV1 at 9pm on Tuesday 23rd September, I Married The Waiter: Love In The Sun tells the stories of British women of all ages and backgrounds, who went on a holiday in the sun, only to fall in love with a foreign man. Anne Zouroudi’s personal real-life ‘Shirley Valentine’ story features.

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Lord Loss, the first book in Darren Shan’s Demonata series, has made it onto World Book Day’s Writes of Passage list – the ultimate list of YA books to keep teens reading. The book list ‘50 Books That Will Change Your Life’ has been compiled as a result of World Book Day’s teen campaign public vote (by adults and teens) for ultimate YA reads. http://www.worldbookday.com/writes-of-passage

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Bloomsbury crime writer Anne Zouroudi has won the coveted Murder and Mayhem category in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, announced today. The Bull of Mithros was crowned most popular crime title in the awards, which was decided by public vote. The author of the popular Mysteries of the Greek Detective series survived six rounds of voting to scoop the award, beating bestselling authors including John le Carré, William Boyd and Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a treasured charity whose mission is to save lives at sea, but what is known of its founder, Sir William Hillary? Back in the early nineteenth century, when death from shipwreck was a tragic reality of life, the handsome, charismatic and adventurous Hillary decided to atone for his chequered past and do something to prevent it. His journey from Regency rake to national hero led him to leave his slave-owning family in Liverpool, travel abroad, mingle with royalty, marry an heiress and, during the Napoleonic Wars, head the largest volunteer army in Britain. Then, financial and marital catastrophe struck. Forced to seek exile on the Isle of Man, a harrowing shipwreck and guilty conscience inspired his historic campaign. Having battled to found the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (today’s RNLI) in 1824, Hillary’s commitment never faltered. He frequently took to the lifeboats, braving terrifying storms and saving hundreds of lives, despite never learning to swim.

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