So here we all are again, Final Day in The Great British Bake Off. And once again, baking fever grips the land as the popularity of and enthusiasm for this very British program grips the nation.
What to buy for Father’s day? What’s the gift that will adequately express your fondness and hearty thanks for your good old longsuffering dad, who has supplied you with everything from unconditional love, financial advice (and finances) and late night chauffeur services; who taught you how to ride a bike, drive a car or knot your tie?
The Semana Negra is Spain’s major crime fiction festival. Semana means week in Spanish, Negra means black, or noir: Noir Week. Film noir was known as cine negro in Spain and the Semana Negra celebrates its literary cousin, the novela negra. The festival is dominated by crime fiction but the label is flexible enough to encompass sci-fi, fantasy, comic books and historical novels. When asked to justify the eclecticism, Paco Ignácio Taibo II, Mexican crime writer and festival founder, says the genres all have a socio-political undercurrent, ‘and anyway – why the hell not?’.
Making the sequel trailer to ‘The Snowman’ was really exciting. We enjoyed making the first one a great deal, but this one had a different tone to it. We felt it needed a more sinister creepy unveiling. Reading the book was great to get into; it was really intense and visual, so writing a shooting script was fairly easy. I suppose what was difficult was fitting it into 90 seconds.
Behind the scenes at a Royal Wedding street party and a bake off to give Peyton & Byrne a run for their money...
An occasional blog by a publicist who should be busy doing something else...
A special festive edition of the Vintage Books Podcast with Alex Clark, Andrew Motion, Francesca Segal, Samantha Ellis, WB Gooderham