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Catherine Muxworthy

#Merky Books New Writers’ Prize

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#Merky Books is an imprint within William Heinemann, a part of Penguin Random House UK and is the home of their publications from a generation of new writers. The imprint is curated by grime music star, Stormzy and it was launched in Autum 2018 with the publication of Stormzy’s own book, Rise Up.

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

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Social historian, Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper is the first book to shine a light on the lives on the five women; Mary Ann ‘Polly’ Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly who were murdered by Jack the Ripper.

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Little Miss Inventor Joins the Mr Men/Little Miss Collection

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The Mr. Men books, illustrated and written by Roger Hargreaves have been a hit with children since 1971 when they were first published and the collection was later increased to include female characters in 1981 with an accompanying series, Little Miss. Now, the Little Miss collection is about to be joined by a new character, Little Miss Inventor.
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Andrea Levy, dies age 62

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British author Andrea Levy was born on 7 March 1956 to Jamaican parents. Her father came to Britain on Empire Windrush in 1948, and her mother followed not long after. It is no surprise then, that Levy’s experience of growing up black in a country that was still predominately white is reflected in her novels which focus on the Windrush Generation, British Jamaicans and their experiences of racial, cultural and national identity.

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On the Come Up Playlist

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Angie Thomas’ On the Come up was released this month and is her second novel, following the success of The Hate U Give. On the Come Up returns to Garden Heights and follows the story of 16-year-old music lover, Bri who wants to became a great rapper. But, as the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he made it big, she’s got big shoes to fill if she’s going to make it in the music world.

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Exciting new illustrated Editions – The Definitive Good Omens

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First published in 1990, Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s witty and brilliant collaboration, Good Omens is still extremely popular nearly 30 years later. It has so far been adapted into a BBC radio series, and a TV series from Amazon Studios and BBC Worldwide, starring David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, which is due out this year.

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