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Back from hols, opened @_thebookseller to find #ConfessionsofaBookseller by Shaun Bythell is an Editor’s Choice for August. Out 29/8.  Irresistible.  #profilebooks
‘I can’t imagine how I might have conceived of myself and my possibilities if, in my formative years, I had moved through a city where most things were named after women.’ Rebecca Solnit
Welcome to a newly imagined capital city, home to Princess Street, Triduana’s Seat, St Margaret’s Castle and the Spark Fountain...and welcome to a re-imagined and renamed Scotland, all to be found in Where Are the Women by Sara Sheridan, published today by Historic Environment Scotland.
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Sounds fabulous

I always thought, as a child, that Princes Street was Princess Street anyway

Sharing this good news from 404 Ink:THE GOLDBLUM VARIATIONS IS OFF TO PENGUIN BOOKS!
You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory really likes Jeff Goldblum. And we’re excited to tell you: so does Penguin Books!We’ve sold the rights to our favourite fictional Goldblum goodness, The Goldblum Variations, to Penguin Books US who will publish the book featuring some brand new stories in North America, having acquired World rights (excl. UK). If you thought you’d seen everything of Jeff’s universal travels, think again. We’ll also be republishing the new version of the book in the UK to tie in with release later in the year.On the news, Helen says, “Im delighted that Penguin has chosen to pick up The Goldblum Variations and cant wait to share the Gospel of Goldblum absurdism with a new audience.”“We at Penguin Books are so excited to be collaborating with 404 Ink and Helen McClory on bringing The Goldblum Variations to North America and beyond,” says Shannon Kelly, Assistant Editor at Penguin. “In addition to being hilarious, Helen is an incredible literary talent, and I feel fortunate that in this vast multiverse I live in a timeline that contains both her wonderful writing and the sensation that is Jeff Goldblum.”

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Wow! Well done Laura Jones

Congrats

‘A literary masterpiece’ Always Need More Books
‘This epic and majestic story’ Year of Reading Selfishly
‘This beautiful book is packed with good storytelling’ Umut Reviews
‘I was blown away by this novel’ Sophie Jo
‘For me it is certainly a book that is up there as the best of the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being an award winning book’ Cennins Book Reviewfind out for yourselves why book bloggers love this novelTiger by Polly Clark, published by @riverrunbooks

Just launched at the Tehran International Book Fair : Susan Sellers’ debut novel VANESSA & VIRGINIA in Farsi, translated by Zahra Amini (pictured here) . The fictional portrait of sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf was first published in the UK by Two Ravens in 2008 and is now translated into 14 languages worldwide, including Chinese and Japanese.

The Iranian translation is published by Roshangaran, the feminist press founded in the 1980s by Shahla Lahiji, Iran’s first woman publisher, as a response to the discrimination and restrictions imposed on women by the Islamic Revolution. Since then, it has published hundreds of books by women authors, and has received numerous international accolades.

The Farsi translation of ‘Vanessa and Virginia’, like all books in Iran, has been subject to the scrutiny of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. In order to obtain the necessary licence for publication, a number of changes to the original novel had to be made. In particular, any reference to extra-marital or same-sex relationships had to be cut since these are forbidden under Iranian Islamic law.

About these alterations, translator Zahra Amini comments: ‘Though it was regrettable that certain aspects of the text had to be cut, altered or softened, Iranian readers are perfectly used to reading between the lines and understanding from even small insinuations….Women around the world will only have the chance for full equality once the patriarchal contract has been torn up and rewritten. Virginia Woolf knew this and wrote about it in books such as her landmark ‘A Room of One’s Own’. Her sister Vanessa Bell was also a revolutionary. I hope my translation of Susan’s novel about these two pioneering sisters will inspire women in Iran not to lose hope, but to continue to advance and thrive.’
for more info : https://research.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2019/05/…
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Just launched at the Tehran International Book Fair : Susan Sellers’ debut novel VANESSA & VIRGINIA in Farsi, translated by Zahra Amini (pictured here) . The fictional portrait of sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf was first published in the UK by Two Ravens in 2008 and is now translated into 14 languages worldwide, including Chinese and Japanese.
The Iranian translation is published by Roshangaran, the feminist press founded in the 1980s by Shahla Lahiji, Iran’s first woman publisher, as a response to the discrimination and restrictions imposed on women by the Islamic Revolution. Since then, it has published hundreds of books by women authors, and has received numerous international accolades.
The Farsi translation of ‘Vanessa and Virginia’, like all books in Iran, has been subject to the scrutiny of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. In order to obtain the necessary licence for publication, a number of changes to the original novel had to be made. In particular, any reference to extra-marital or same-sex relationships had to be cut since these are forbidden under Iranian Islamic law.
About these alterations, translator Zahra Amini comments: ‘Though it was regrettable that certain aspects of the text had to be cut, altered or softened, Iranian readers are perfectly used to reading between the lines and understanding from even small insinuations….Women around the world will only have the chance for full equality once the patriarchal contract has been torn up and rewritten. Virginia Woolf knew this and wrote about it in books such as her landmark ‘A Room of One’s Own’. Her sister Vanessa Bell was also a revolutionary. I hope my translation of Susan’s novel about these two pioneering sisters will inspire women in Iran not to lose hope, but to continue to advance and thrive.’
for more info : https://research.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/2019/05/03/virginia-woolf-in-tehran/
Only right and proper that an author with four books out this year gets to celebrate with lunchtime fizz in publication week of two of the titles.  Cheers Sara Sheridan!#IndianSummer #littlebrownbooks #WhereAreTheWomen #MonstersUnite #littledoorbooks  #TheIceMaiden pbk
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She is *amazing* 🎉☺🎉🙂🎉

TIGER! Polly Clark’s extraordinary novel is unleashed into the wild tonight in Helensburgh.  I carry it, she wears it!   Edinburgh tomorrow, London on 9 May, Manchester 15 May.
#Tiger #quercusbooks

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Fabulous! See you in Edinburgh tomorrow 💕

Good Friday ascent of Suilven, in glorious sunshine.
‘Beneath my feet a Loch shines in the brown/Its silver paper crinkled and edged with rust’.(Climbing Suilven by Norman MacCaig) Like him, my lungs said No- but glad to report I made it.
#suilven #assynt

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Beautiful. Was in Skye & Lochalsh last week and it was stunning. Scotland has some of the best views in the world!

Brilliant. Love Assynt. x x

That's an incredible pic!

I went up Suilven in 1962. Wonderful area, marvellousl views.

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