Friday Reads: Celebrating Shakespeare400

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this week the Impress team are discussing their favourite Shakespeare plays, along with their favourite versions of each. Julian’s opted for King Lear King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most powerful and moving plays. Lear himself is a psychological goldmine; it’s impossible to watch him battle through… Read More Friday Reads: Celebrating Shakespeare400

Friday Reads: Our Favourite Dickens Characters

This week Julian Fellowes launched Belgravia, an app hosting a story of 11 episodes published week by week. Fellowes is following in the tradition of Charles Dickens and the penny press by publishing each episode in instalments (although with the slight difference that Fellowes has written the story in one go rather than in response… Read More Friday Reads: Our Favourite Dickens Characters

‘Where I Write’ Chapter 2: James Calum Campbell

This week’s ‘Where I Write’ follows James Calum Campbell, author of Click, Double-Click and The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange (coming soon), who splits his time between his home in Scotland and New Zealand. My modus operandi is completely anarchic.  But there is a discernible pattern.  I start as far away from the PC or the… Read More ‘Where I Write’ Chapter 2: James Calum Campbell

Friday Reads: If you liked Vikings and Reign, you’ll love…

With the advent of TV programmes such as The Tudors, Vikings and Reign comes books of a similar ilk. Here at Impress HQ, we’re discussing some of the reigning authors in the historical fiction genre.  First up is Philippa Gregory Gregory has been writing since the 1980s, but is probably best known for her novel… Read More Friday Reads: If you liked Vikings and Reign, you’ll love…