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Most Popular Book Week Costume “The Super Competitive Parent Who Has To Be Best At Everything”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 24/08/2022 - 7:49am in

Characters from the best selling children’s book “The Super Competitive Parent Who Has To Be Best At Everything” are once again the most popular choice of costume for Book Week.

“We’re expecting to see heaps of students turning up dressed as The Kid Whose Mum Owns A Top Of The Line Sewing Machine and The Kid Whose Dad Reckons There Must Be A Book Version Of The Spiderman Movie So That’s What You’re Wearing,” said Daisy Letraset, sixth class teacher at Penshurst North Primary School. “I’m still hoping to see someone dressed up as an old favourite like That Nerdy Kid Who Actually Enjoys Going To The Library And Foolishly Made Their Own Costume.”

“Book Week is important because it encourages kids to look at books in a new light, specifically as another means to prove their superiority over their less popular classmates,” said headmaster Paul Chalkdust. “It’s great to see kids who’ve never picked up a book before discovering that books can be used to bring down further humiliation upon those kids whose parents aren’t very good at craft work.”

“Book Week always leads to great sales for my book “The Kid Who Only Told His Parents The Night Before That Book Week Is On And Has To Make Something Out Of Pool Noodles”,” said children’s book author Sally Blurb. “I’m already working on the sequel, “Spotlight Only Has A Pirate Costume Left, There Must Be A Book With A Pirate Character In It”, which I hope to have in all good book shops by next year.”

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Days Like These – available to pre-order

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 8:08pm in

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Book, poem, poetry, writing

I’m delighted to tell you that my new book ‘Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems’ is now available to pre-order from your local, friendly bookshop.

It’s publishing in October, just before tea time.

It contains a poem for every day of the year, each one inspired by an event associated with that day – from the invention of television to World Bee Day; from Ada Lovelace Day to the founding of the NHS; from the death of Agatha Christie to the beheading of Charles I.

It’s taken me a few years to compile this. There are quite a lot of days in the year, I have discovered – typically at least 365 – which means a lot of poems.

Subjects I’ve written about along the way include: quarks, morse code, Wittgenstein, Blue Peter, bananas, unicorns, Barbie, the unification of Italy, the Rubik’s Cube, water, Scrabble, Waiting for Godot, the moon, Jane Austen, Esperanto, beer, Matt Hancock, Lego, kindness, Countdown, and Elvis.

All pre-orders are very gratefully received, not least because they can help both the publisher and the booksellers understand the demand for a new book and plan accordingly.

Thanks for your support!

Alexa, what is there to know about when the paperback is coming out?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 20/01/2022 - 10:22pm in

I’m delighted to receive some advance paperback copies of my book ‘Alexa, what is there to know about love?’. It publishes on 3rd Feb and is available to pre-order.

I’ve taken a photo of it next to a plant because that’s what book bloggers sometimes do if a cup of cappuccino is unavailable.

Photo of a book next to a plant

It’s available through all the bookshops, particularly the independent ones. The book may or may not be appropriate for Valentine’s Day or be put to a variety of other sundry uses.

I’ve also attached a few poems from it, what always used to refer to as ‘bonus promotional content’.

Diary of a Somebody – ebook

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:10pm in

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Book, Books, poetry, writing

If you’re an ebook sort of a person, you might like to know that Kindle version of my novel ‘Diary of a Somebody’ is available at the bargain basement price of 99p at the moment.

Please note cat is not included in price of ebook.

And if you’re more of a papery sort of a person – I know I am – paperback (and hardback) copies are also available, of course, through all the independent bookshops, as well as Waterstones, Blackwell’s and the like.

And should you need any more persuasion, this is from the Daily Mail’s review of the book:

“I mostly found this man irritating. I also preferred the prose to the poems even though I know some are bad on purpose.”

Oh, and it got shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award.

Here’s the ebook link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Somebody-Brian-Bilston-ebook/dp/B07LCR1YW1/ref=nodl_

A new online bookshop for the UK

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 22/11/2020 - 9:36pm in

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Book, Books, poetry, writing

A new online bookshop has launched today, in support of the UK’s independent bookshops. Do bear it mind when Christmas shopping.

I’ve created a page on the site, featuring my own titles plus a list of ten novels which make me laugh, and some of the favourite books Ive come across since following the excellent books podcast, Backlisted.

https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/brianbilston

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/05/2017 - 9:45pm in

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Literature, Book

Book at Lunchtime Seminar held on May 3rd 2017.

The Prospect of Global History

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/07/2016 - 9:29pm in

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Book

How can global history can be applied instead of advocated? The new volume The Prospect of Global History examines this question and explores the fast growing field of global history across a wide geographical and chronological range. One of the book's editors, James Belich (Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, University of Oxford) discusses this along with TORCH Director Professor Elleke Boehmer, Richard Drayton (Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, King's College London), and Hannah-Louise Clark (Departmental Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford).