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Posted by Sara Tasker on 28th Feb 2019

Exclusive: Sara Tasker, author of 'Hashtag Authentic', talks about how social media has taught her self-belief

Instagram changed my life. I was on maternity leave, trapped under a sleeping baby in a claustrophobic home, and found an app full of tiny squares of human connection. I started sharing a photograph a day, setting myself the tiny challenge to find something worth sharing. Often there was nothing at all, so I had to get creative: the r…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 23rd Jan 2019

Four top titles to help you celebrate Chinese New Year

Great news – January’s nearly over! And even better news – Chinese New Year is just around the corner! The Spring Festival runs from February 5th-19th, and around the world, people will be feasting, setting off firecrackers and decorating the house with red lanterns. It's the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar – so why no…

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Posted by RG on 10th Jan 2019

We chat to Ben Lebus, author of the newly-published MOB Kitchen

Where does the name MOB Kitchen come from? There was a gap in the market for food presented in a style for students, and to make it fast. I wanted to get away from food porn. Brand identity was really important too. I was after a group movement/feeling and I didn’t want it to be The Ben Lebus Show. I thought of ‘Kitchen’ b…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 15th Dec 2018

Great Christmas gifts for last-minute shoppers

It’s only ten sleeps till the big day, and if you’ve still not bought your presents, you might be starting to worry. But don’t panic! At A Great Read, there’s still time to get Christmas shopping all wrapped up – here are a few of our favourite titles to get you started … Foodies on a budget will love Ben Lebus’ Mob Kitche…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 20th Oct 2018

Frightfully good fiction for Halloween

It’s coming up to the spookiest night of the year, so what better time to immerse yourself in a scary supernatural story or some chilling horror? We’ve picked some tales of the macabre that are sure to make your spine tingle…Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions is a dark Gothic ghost story that opens with the heroine, Elsie, impr…

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