The Empress and the Jewel

The Empress and the Jewel is a novel by Catford author Dilip Singh and is due to be released on Friday, 29 May. The Empress and the Jewel is a heady mix of intrigue, conspiracy and larger than life characters centred on the controversial acquisition of a precious jewel. It’s essentially a biography of the Continue Reading

The Blackheath Séance Parlour

The Blackheath Séance Parlour, written by Alan Williams, brings to life Blackheath and Greenwich during the rise of Séance Parlours in Victorian London. From its opening paragraph, The Blackheath Séance Parlour races past and into the pubs and landmarks of South East London, plummeting the reader into a page-turning epic filled with horror, laugh-out-loud humour Continue Reading

Lewisham raised author Malorie Blackman named Britain’s Children’s Laureate

Lewisham raised author Malorie Blackman, OBE, was named Britain’s Children’s Laureate this week. A former scriptwriter for TV drama Byker Grove, she is the author of more than 60 books for children and teenagers, including Hacker, Cloud-Busting, Thief! and Pig-Heart Boy. Blackman, whose books tackle issues including racism and ethnic identity will use the role Continue Reading