Outsiders Welcome with Elise Valmorbida

Elise Valmorbida

We love having Elise Valmorbida at our lit fests, as she always brings something new and dynamic to the festival. The Outsiders Welcome creative writing workshop is no exception. Margate Bookie chat with her about The Happy Writing Book and her upcoming event with us. Grab your tickets quickly, it’s sure to be a sell-out. […]

The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby

The Breakup Monologues front cover

Taking us into our Friday evening at June Bookie will be comedian and author Rosie Wilby. Here she shares more about her latest book The Breakup Monologues. Grab your tickets here.                 What’s The Breakup Monologues all about? The Breakup Monologues is my second book and follows many […]

The Story is Everything launch with Andreas Loizou

The Story is Everything book cover

We’re looking forward to the launch of Margate Bookie founder and CEO’s new book, The Story is Everything on 2 June. Read on for our chat with Andreas Loizou about his book writing journey and what we can look forward to at his event.             What’s The Story is Everything […]

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 […]

Writing Journey with Sheryl Garratt

Sheryl Garratt - workshop lead at Writing Journey

For more than 30 years, Sheryl Garratt has earned her living as a writer. Starting off at the NME while still at school, she moved on and up quickly, becoming editor of The Face and then the Observer magazine. Having now left office politics altogether, she’s returned to freelancing, writing for the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, […]