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Thursday January 26, 2023 at 7:33pm
At the first performance by the Welsh National Opera in Bristol in 1968, Eric conducted ‘Rigoletto’. Ken Loveland (The Times) wrote “Eric Wetherell’s conducting, tense, tightly controlled, and completely informed about all the dramatic stresses which make this Italian opera’s first really great score, was a foundation on which a convincing stage performance could grow…” Modern Movies like Tár may win Cate Blanchett an Academy Award for her fictio....
Saturday December 24, 2022 at 12:15pm
We hope everyone has a happy, enjoyable Christmas and a peaceful New Year.  Many thanks to all our authors for their great books and we look forward to 2023 and all your further creativity.
Wednesday December 14, 2022 at 12:06pm
Oh, he is here; my black marauder; oh hungry hungry,” Sylvia Plath wrote in her diary, half longing for and half fearing the return of Ted Hughes in 1956. Both poets used each other as material and fuel for incandescent, mythological writing. To write about their marriage is therefore dangerous – you’re competing with two of the greatest 20th-century poets. But it’s seductive nonetheless, and perhaps especially for novelists, because it’s such a novelistic story: tw....
Friday December 9, 2022 at 5:22pm
The Doors To YesterdayBy Paul Varnden RobertsTucked away in his reclamation yard, inside a barn that's as old as history itself, William Luscombe has a doorframe that allows any door placed in it to open into the time that it was first made. He's kept this a secret for most of his long life, but now he wants to share it with his granddaughter, Pip. Set in South Devon, across five centuries, the story is a bitter-sweet tale of friendship, unexpected danger, humour and great sadness.View to o....
Friday December 2, 2022 at 10:14pm
For Sherlock Holmes Fans - including thos who ever imagined other stories or mysteries from his adventures - the author's books  enter the public domain in January 2023!While most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are in the public domain, ten of his stories were published in the 1920s, and while some of those stories have been entering the public domain since 2016, others remain under copyright until January 1st, 2023.
Friday October 7, 2022 at 5:14pm
Bookstore Quality Hardbacks from FeedARead.comFeedaRead is able to provide you with a bookstore quality hardback book complete with jacket. Example below. To create a hardback, join or login and the site will take you through the simple steps including to use our cover creator.  Alternatively, if you have created a paperback and want us to  create a hardback version, login and click on 'Hardback with Jacket Offer' on the left menu when logged in.   All you need to do is select you....
Tuesday October 4, 2022 at 4:08pm
From the Authors: "This is an anthology in four parts by members and friends of our group. We chose WATER for our main theme, with our mermaid voices expressing thoughts, relating tales, and speaking of many places real and imagined."All profits from the book go to the motor neurone disease association.View Book on FeedARead
Friday September 9, 2022 at 3:43pm
Blog from Jessica MajewskiObviously, a short story is the shortest form of prose. But how long or short is a short story?This isn’t an easy question—of course we know that a short story is typically a ‘short’ piece, but so is a novelette. What’s the unique and appropriate scope (word count and brevity) for a short story.View whole blog article
Thursday September 8, 2022 at 5:12pm
By FeedARead authors Joan Brant and Denise BeddowsView book on FeedAReadLike many ex-combatants returning from World War Two, Bob Brant needed a home for his young family. However, a great many houses had been destroyed in the Blitz and there was neither the money nor the manpower to build the half million new homes that were needed. The Government’s solution was to speed-build temporary, pre-fabricated homes in rural areas, such as at Finch Lane, Amersham. One of the last remaining &lsquo....
Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 4:48pm
New, from Robert BrightwellFlashman and the Zulus by Robert Brightwell | 9781839454516 ( many people have heard of the battle at Rorke’s Drift, (featured in the film Zulu) and the one at Isandlwana that preceded it, few outside of South Africa know of an earlier and equally bloody conflict. Under a tyrannical king, the Zulu nation defended its territory with ruthless efficiency against white settlers.