Gillian Anderson’s We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere

By March 10, 2017Authors, New Releases

We: A Manifesto is a piece of work by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel. The two friends have worked together on this project in hopes to give women a push towards freeing themselves from, well, themselves.

This new release begins:

“Imagine a sisterhood – across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…”




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It promotes itself as “inspiring, empowering, provocative”, and attempts to be more than just a self-help book. It discusses spirituality, politics, meaning and purpose in life, with practical and psychological tools to use daily.

For those of us who are more than a little cynical when it comes to self-help books in general, it is said to be rather more straight-talking than most. I for one look forward to being challenged!

Buy We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere here:

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Mr Men and Doctor Who Mash-Up Books Are Out Now!

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Since 1963 Doctor Who has been on our screens and in our lives, expanding into books, comics, a movie spin-off, and so much more besides.

A while back we told you about the Roger Heargreaves’ Mr Men/Doctor Who mash up that was in the works, and finally we will wait no longer! They. Have. Arrived!

Before we show you the first lot on offer, let’s have a moment to prepare ourselves, while The Warp Zone sing the song of my people…

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New Kingsman Comic Book and Movie Due in 2017

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Secret Service (later renamed Kingsman: Secret Service to keep in line with the movie adaptation) is a spy adventure comic book for the 21st century.

After the success of the film adaptation of Kingsman: Secret Service in 2015, there is due another release out very soon named Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The latest movie boasts a fabulous cast of Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and more.

The second film does not appear to be a comic book adaptation, but a stand-alone story. Excitingly, along with the film release, Kingsman creator Mark Millar has announced a new comic book release too. This is excellent news for Kingsman fans, as the title seems to hint towards further movie tie-ins… Check out Mark’s tweet below, and the trailer to the newest Kingsman movie.

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New Memoir Coming from war-torn Aleppo

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Every day, we open the newspaper, Twitter accounts, Facebook or news apps and see what’s happening around the world. We are bombarded with information but how much of the ground reality do we really understand? We comfortably sip our tea when someone is dying of thirst in a desert. Our kids run for their school bus when children in some countries have their schools blown apart. At the end of the day, we are eager to get back to the comfort of our homes but many do not have a place to call home.

It is only when we read first-hand accounts of war stories or lives in such areas that we are somewhat moved. But we wouldn’t realize what a mother in Afghanistan, or a child in Gaza goes through. Read More

On This Day in Literature: 50 Years of April

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At the start of each month we take a nostalgic look back at the new releases of the past and the books we’ve loved over the last five decades. The year is flying by and spring is in the air as we move into April, and now it’s time for another look back over 50 years of literature with five decades of April releases.

Maybe you read some of these as they were released, or maybe we can offer some inspiration for the TBR today. Here are fifty years of April releases. Read More

Cathy Glass to Release Crime Fiction Novel

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Cathy Glass, best known for her nonfiction fostering memoirs is to turn her hand to fiction, and a brand new genre with the release of a crime fiction novel to be released next year.

Glass is a prolific author having written eighteen fostering memoirs, three novels based on true stories within the same genre, and five self help books on parenting and writing. In total the author and foster carer has sold 1.53 million books with her bestseller Damaged (USUK) selling over a quarter of a million copies. Read More

8 Books for Mum this Mother’s Day

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And it’s parody books leading sales

With Mother’s Day this weekend everyone is trying to get their slice of the Mother’s Day sales and the selection of books featuring in Mother’s Day displays in independent bookshops up and down the country is plentiful.

Bookshops have some great ideas for book gifts this Mother’s Day but it’s the parody books that are stealing a big slice of the market. Read More

Michael Morpurgo to Publish Retelling of the Wizard of Oz

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Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz on Pre-order Now

HarperCollins has confirmed that it will be publishing a retelling of Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by children’s author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo. The news was announced at the London Book Fair this week, and is already sending waves of excitement through the industry. Read More

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