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Virginia Woolf on why writing isn't a craft

This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf. She’s reciting the opening of an essay on how to read literature, but there’s some incredible stuff on writing too. It’s a fascinating insight. I quite liked this pointed section: “Think what it would mean if you could

When is it okay to stop reading a book?

It’s always okay to stop reading a book. For some reason, we often feel obliged to carry on, even when we’re not enjoying it, but there really is no obligation. I’ve abandoned three books already this year and I’m about to do

Come see me at Leicester Book Festival this weekend!

This Saturday (18 May 2013) I’ll be appearing at the inaugural Leicester Book Festival alongside fellow Legend Press stalwarts, Sam Mills and Tom Chambers. The event starts at 7.30pm at the New Walk Museum and Arts Gallery and I’m fair looking forward to it. Part

An ATM for books

Guest post by George Angus Imagine a book store that always has whatever book you are looking for in stock. Imagine that the title you are seeking could be in your hands at a traditional book cost in about 5 minutes. No ordering over the internet and paying for shipping.