Fiction and Fragments with Jude Cook

Pull up a chair and find out what happened at Jude Cook and Sam Mills‘ Fiction & Fragments event at the June Bookie. Read on to find out what they got up to where the ideas for their event came from. What’s Fiction and Fragments all about? Fiction and Fragments takes its title from Sam‘s 2020 […]

Careering with Daisy Buchanan

Careering front cover

In the wake of our fabulous June lit fest, Margate Bookie has been chatting to Daisy Buchanan about her amazing new novel and her amazing event.   What’s Careering all about? Careering is a comedy about what happens when you do a job you love, but you’re starting to realise it’s never going to love you back. Imogen, the eternal […]

14 Anthology Launch with Richard Skinner

14 Anthology front cover

We’re checking in with Richard Skinner after his brilliant 14 Anthology Launch at the June Margate Bookie to find out who took part and what happened at this amazing reading event. What’s the 14 Anthology all about? 14 magazine is an annual poetry magazine devoted to poems of fourteen lines only and is published by […]

IsleWrite Launch with Jill Anabona Smith

Copies of IsleWrite's new book, Twenty Thirty.

IsleWrite opened the Margate Bookie this June. We chat with Jill Anabona Smith to learn what IsleWrite is all about and went on at their festival-starting extravaganza.             What’s IsleWrite all about? Storytelling! Everyone has a tale (or several) to tell and writing’s a solitary business. When you read your […]

The A-Z of business storytelling

We’re looking forward to the release of Andreas Loizou’s new book, The Story is Everything.  An in-depth guide to mastering creative communication for business, it’s sure to be a must-read for all. On the run-up to his big day, we’ve been sharing Andreas’ A – Z of Business Storytelling on social media. For those of […]

The Story is Everything

Andreas Loizou's forthcoming book, The Story is Everything: Mastering Creative Communication for Business.

At Margate Bookie, we love telling you about new books that share our love of literature and storytelling. It’s also great when a member of Team Bookie brings a new publication out. And this month, we’re cheering on the release of our Founder and friend, Andreas Loizou.

Renegades

Nina Telegina's new stage show, Renegades, telling of the stories of famous and great women lost to history.

The pages of history are always full of gaps and errors – and often it’s women who are omitted from the world’s memory. Some of history’s most powerful, exciting and fascinating female figures were once decorated and celebrated people in their time, but their adventures seem to have been either hidden or lost. Look through […]

Mother of Floods – Madeleine White

Madeleine White's front cover of Mother of Floods, a novel.

Since its publication in 2020, Madeleine White’s Mother of Floods continues to challenge the literary world and its ideas of women’s struggles from all walks of life. From the portrayal of women from carefully selected points of view to the publication of limited windows on the lives of women’s struggles in the world, Madeleine’s book […]

Flight from futility

Alex Vellis' book front cover. I saw a bird once published by Whisky and Beards.

I saw a bird once spreads its wings There are times when we all think of the futility in the everyday, asking ourselves what the point of everything is. We usually answer ourselves with the same old bland answers and move on with our lives, looking for new ways to go forward. I saw a […]

Down from London: Seaside Reading in the Railway Age

The front cover of Carolyn Oulton's new book, 'Down from London; Seaside Reading in the Railway Age.

When we think about beach reading, we often imagine someone on holiday, looking for a book to help them ‘get away from it all.’ The seaside holiday really took off in the Victorian period, but books could still be pretty expensive. We have a fairly good idea of what makes a beach read bestseller, but […]