Hannah Dosanjh Childrens’ Book

Hannah Dosanjh Childrens’ Book

Hot off the press is this gorgeous book written an illustrated by Swindon artist, Hannah Dosanjh. Surprisingly, despite a tsunami of writings about Swindon, my own publications included, no-one has, to my knowledge, written Swindon’s story in a child-friendly format. So congrats Hannah for filling that gap.Oh to be this talented!

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We Paid to Play

We Paid to Play

What follows is a press release from Olympia Publishers about We Paid to Play. As it happens, I’m familiar with this book written by a Swindonian. Given that I have zero interest in sport of any kind, I have to say that I was not bored when reading. I know that sounds a bit like damned with faint praise but, given my aforementioned, lack of sporting enthusiasm – it’s a compliment.

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A Swindon Radical Visits Venus

A Swindon Radical Visits Venus

A Swindon Radical Visits Venus
There’s been rather a lot of hobnobbing happening of late. By which I mean activities involving authors of the Hobnob Press stable. In the first instance, I’ve twice in recent weeks, dined at the Polish Club with David Bradshaw, author of Hobnob Press book Swimming without Mangoes. At those delightful dinners we swapped our respective titles. And there’s more about that in this Swindon in 50 Drinks post about żywiec Polish Pilsner Beer.

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5 More Swindon Books

5 More Swindon Books

Having done 5 Swindon books to Read Now a few weeks back, here we have 5 More Swindon books.

I could go on almost ad infinitum with this as there are many Swindon books! But I’ll keep it to these two posts. But with a ‘See Also’ at the bottom of this one.

So, as with the first post, in no particular order here we go with 5 More Swindon Books worthy of your attention. Both during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

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5 Swindon Books to Read Now

5 Swindon Books to Read Now

So, we’re in the grip of the Coronavirus pandemic and at best are faced with a prolonged period of social distancing. Or at worst lockdown as we have at the time of reading.

So here’s five of the MANY Swindon books out there, fiction and non-fiction, written by Swindonians, with which to pass some fruitful time.

If you haven’t got them on your bookshelves now (and you might but not have read them) then head to the shop in Swindon central library as soon as you can. That said, some of the books included are available on mail order.

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A Swindon Wordsmith – George Ewart Hobbs

A Swindon Wordsmith – George Ewart Hobbs

Well here’s a bit of a novelty, as Graham Carter himself commented. What is? Me attending someone else’s book launch for a change. Rather than them being at mine – info on my own publications here.

For today saw the launch, at Swindon Central library of a new Swindon book by Noel Ponting and Graham Carter: A Swindon Wordsmith: The Life, Times and Works of George Ewart Hobbs.

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Swindon In 50 Buildings

A Ken White Retrospective

Secret Swindon

Swindon – A Born Again Swindonian’s Guide

Dona Bradley Architectural Illustrator

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