MacLehose Press Publicity 19/09/11

We begin with the paperback of Daniel Pennac’s wonderfully prognostic book, School Blues – which has caught the attention of both the Economist: “. . . Describes what faces a school dunce when the teacher before him cannot recall what it felt like to be ignorant . . . Playfully written . . . “School Blues” joyously combines the profound with the seemingly trivial. It gently reminds readers how ignorant …

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MacLehose Press Publicity 6/6/11

The excellent news for today is that not only will Cees Nooteboom be in conversation with A. S. Byatt on the 17th June at the British Library as part of the LRB World Literature Festival. but ALSO, 3 stories from The Foxes Come at Night will be read in the BBC Radio Readings Radio 4 Afternoon Reading slot which will be broadcast at 3.30pm on Tuesday 19th July, Wednesday 20th …

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MacLehose Press Publicity: 16/5/11

Considering that copies of Beauty and the Inferno only went out on Thursday morning, it is especially gratifying to see the Sunday Times review of it in this weekend’s paper: “Saviano has come in to a lot of violent criticism over the years, so before offering an opinion on this collection of his work, I should state that I yield to nobody in my admiration for his courage. In writing …

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MacLehose Press Publicity Focus on Anuradha Roy 26/4/11

  Eureka! People are finally starting to wake up to the joys of Anuradha Roy’s writing. And so, on this fine post-easter Tuesday afternoon, we dedicate our Easter weekend reviews entirely to an outstanding writer. At home the praise in The Times for The Folded Earth is short, but sweet: “Tender and comical.” However, across the seas, our American cousins make far more of this talented writer with a tidal …

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MacLehose Press Publicity 18.4.11

Monsieur Linh and his Child was reviewed by Allan Massie in the Scotsman: “This is a novella of an exquisite simplicity, one in which every sentence and every detail go towards the creation of a whole, like every stroke of the brush in a painting. It is a story of loneliness, mourning, endurance, fortitude and the redeeming power of love and friendship. It is also about the illusions that may …

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MacLehose Publicity 14.02.11

It’s Valentine’s Day! So what better way to start the MacLehose publicity round-up than with LOVE VIRTUALLY, which has had a bumper crop of reviews this weekend, starting with a 4-star review in the Mirror on Friday: ‘This was a massive, million-plus bestseller in Glattauer’s native Germany, and it’s easy to see why. Short, striking and snappily written, Love Virtually explores the brilliant premise of love by accidental email.’ Henry …

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