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​Q&A with Sheila Greenwell, author of The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook

Posted by Lucy H on 9th Nov 2021

​Q&A with Sheila Greenwell, author of The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook

What made you decide to write this book?We were asked to do it, but also we felt it was a story we could tell and illustrate in knitting terms, to spread the word about the patterns and the knitters who made the ganseys for their fisherman husbands and sons.Who do you think is your typical reader, if such a person exists? Who would you…

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​Q&A with Esme Crick, author of Mosaic Crochet Workshop

Posted by Lucy H on 8th Nov 2021

​Q&A with Esme Crick, author of Mosaic Crochet Workshop

What made you decide to write this book? I had been designing mosaic crochet patterns for a while and they always had an incredibly positive response when I shared them with the crochet community. As luck would have it, Ame Verso (Publishing Director at David and Charles Publishers) saw my work and said I needed to write a book! Two-…

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A Great Read visits Factorum

Posted by Lucy H on 8th Nov 2021

A Great Read visits Factorum

At A Great Read we don’t just stock books (although we do have thousands of those!)  We also stock some games, one of the most popular of which is Osprey Games’ Undaunted. It arrived on the scene in August 2019 with the original game set – Undaunted: Normandy – and was joined in July 2020 by Undaunted: North Africa.The…

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​Q&A with Alex Pole, author of Blacksmith

Posted by Lucy H on 29th Oct 2021

​Q&A with Alex Pole, author of Blacksmith

What made you decide to write this book?I have had the idea in my head for a few years now and it was really a book of answers to all the questions we get asked on our blacksmithing courses.Who do you think is your typical reader, if such a person exists? Who would you love to read your book? Quite varied I would hope. Predominantly…

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Q&A with Paula Sutton, author of Hill House Living

Posted by Lucy H on 15th Oct 2021

Q&A with Paula Sutton, author of Hill House Living

Your Instagram has a huge following (almost half a million viewers!) and is a delight to watch. Was it as much fun writing the book and taking the photos as doing your Instagram posts seems to be?I would say that I made a decision several years ago that everything I do has to have an element of fun. I know it’s a cliché but life is fa…

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​Q&A with Becky Excell, author of How to Bake Anything Gluten-Free

Posted by Lucy H on 8th Oct 2021

​Q&A with Becky Excell, author of How to Bake Anything Gluten-Free

Firstly, we have someone at A Great Read who is GF and really appreciates what you’ve done. He’s so happy he can eat scones again! And, as for having a whole chapter on GF doughnuts, he's on cloud 9!What was the inspiration for this book? My second book was undoubtedly inspired by a handful of 100% gluten-free bakeries I came across…

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