Using a mix of innovation, drive and passion, Legend Press has set the bar for small independent publishers. Our team run a number of successful projects, a new business imprint and fellow publisher Paperbooks. We also have an active daily blog!
Legend Press author Sarah Ladipo Manyika is taking part in an event today with NoViolet Bulawayo in San Francisco.
Litquake is thrilled to introduce Zimbabwean debut novelist NoViolet Bulawayo at May’s Epicenter. Bulawayo’s novel, We
Need New Names is one of the most highly anticipated launches of the year.
She’ll be in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, who is the author of In
Dependence and teaches literature at San Francisco State University.
This week Bea Davenport has been interviewed by her local paper the Berwick Advertiser about her debut novel In Too Deep, which is published by Legend Press on 1st June. Here is a video of Bea reading from the novel.
Red Top is a brilliant, informative, charming and funny guide to Journalism - whether you are interested in becoming a reporter, or just have an outside interest in the media.
The book is written by national journalist Bill Coles who has over 20 years experience in the business. It contains funny anecodotes and useful advice, making it a must read for media fans!
Red Top is published by Paperbooks on 1st August 2013.
Red Top has everything an aspiring reporter needs to know
about newspaper journalism. Written in easily digestible bite-size chapters,
the book is packed with extraordinary stories that explain what it’s really
like to be a front-line reporter.
Included is a full breakdown on the two key skills of how to
interview and how to dig up exclusives. Plus tips on dealing with the
mad-masters, the editors; writing a news story; and what the hell to do when a
libel writ comes thudding onto your desk.
Bill Coles has been a journalist for 25 years and was The
Sun’s New York Correspondent, Political Correspondent and Royal Reporter. He
has written for a huge variety of papers from The Wall Street Journal to the
Mail, the Scotsman and Prima Baby Magazine.
He has also covered some of the world’s biggest news stories
– as well as some of the most bizarre –
- Bill Clinton’s year-long sex scandal with his
intern Monica Lewinsky. - The Boston murder trial of the British nanny
Louise Woodward (with five Sun front pages in a row). - Buying $10,000 of lottery tickets in Miami - A blind-date with Ivana Trump – in a stretch
limo. - Becoming one of Company magazine’s Bachelors of
the Year. - Flying from New York to the Inca trail in Peru –
to eat a giant guinea-pig. - Posing naked for a Sun centrefold - with nothing
but a copy of The Sun to hide his modesty.
Red Top is available to pre-order by clicking here
This afternoon I ordered a taxi to take me to the station. It was around 2pm and when I got into the taxi I heard the end of The Archers signature tune. I turned to the handsome Somali driver in surprise. ‘You listen to the Archers?’ he said that he did and we discussed the terrible behaviour of Pip. I have often wondered why I listen to the Archers, it doesn’t have a lot of action though recently it has perked up with extra marital activity and a dog fight as well as the infuriating Pip. I still find it hard to know why this ‘story of country folk’ which has little relation to reality should appeal to a Somali, or to me. I have little knowledge or interest in country folk, the nearest I came to experiencing the country was when I had a job in the New Forest looking after a stroppy, very posh old lady for two days a week where I also slept over. I went for walks every afternoon with my dog which the country folk who would dig in round the TV
thought very bizarre. There was a vast gap between us and they thought me very odd indeed, which I expect I am.
The thing I find disturbing is the fact that I take the storylines seriously. I found myself getting absolutely enraged by Pip who is playing out all the teenage stereotypes of selfish behaviour. I am also involved with the Lillian / Matt /Paul unholy triangle. I am worried as I think this shows a certain emptiness in my own emotional life. I conclude that the Archers is a kind of emotional tranquilizer that makes me feel safe. When I travel I check out the storyline when I come home and the very sound of the signature tune warms my heart. I am not sure why this is so and perhaps I need not know but just enjoy this harmless (?) slightly soporific feeling. Anyway I am perplexed as to why a Somali cab driver should shoot my stereotype down in flames and instead of sport or very loud music indulge in a bit of Archers therapy, I am not sure why I am so delighted about it either but I am!
Mo Foster is the author of A Blues for Shindig available to order by clicking here
Here is the final cover for the fantastic The Reluctant Cannibals by Ian Flitcroft, published by Legend Press on 1st October 2013.
We are looking forward to revealing more details about this brilliant book, which we hope you are going to love as much as we do!
When a group of food-obsessed academics at Oxford
University form a secret dining society, they happily devote themselves to
investigating exotic and forgotten culinary treasures. Until a dish is
suggested that takes them all by surprise.
Professor Arthur Plantagenet has been told he has a
serious heart problem and decides that his death should not be in vain. He sets
out his bizarre plan in a will, that on his death, tests the loyalty of his
closest friends, the remaining members of this exclusive dining society.
A dead Japanese diplomat, police arrests and charges of grave robbing.
These are just some of the challenges these culinary explorers must overcome in
tackling gastronomy’s ultimate taboo: cannibalism.
The Reluctant Cannibals is available to pre-order by clicking here