11/15/17

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature

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The Self-Publishing Expo of the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature is being held this year, on the 25th November 11am-2pm, at the University Centre, the former Borough Council building in Frankwell. Bob Fowke, Managing Editor of YouCaxton Publications, will be master of ceremonies. A number of publishing experts and some successfully self-published authors will be speaking and will be available to take questions.

 

10/24/17

Bleddfa Centre

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‘You’ve Written a Book, Now What? Routes to Publication: an Information Day’ was a day-long workshop held at the Bleddfa Centre in Powis on Sunday 22 October. It was chaired by Caroline Sanderson, writer and associate editor of the Bookseller. Around forty writers attended and there was a series of talks and discussions by published authors, publishers, a literary agent and from YouCaxton, represented by Bob Fowke our editor. It was a very productive day and especially interesting in that it spanned the gap between traditional trade publishing, independent publishing and self-publishing. Bleddfa will be holding more workshops in the future.

 

 

09/7/17

Shrewsbury Drapers

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The Shrewsbury Drapers Company by Nigel Hinton, published by YouCaxton,  is being launched tomorrow September 8th in the historic Drapers’ Hall in central Shrewsbury. Publication is quite a significant moment and the mayor and other dignitaries will be attending.

 

 

07/24/17

Gloucester History Festival

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Colin Sharp, author of Button Gwinnett, Failed Merchant, Plantation Owner, Mountebank, Opportunist Politician and Founding Father, published by YouCaxton, will be talking on ‘Button Gwinnett and the American Declaration of Independence’ at St Mary & Corpus Christi Church, Down Hatherley, on Sunday 3 September at 3.00 pm as part of the Gloucester History Festival. Colin will be asking how a Gloucestershire man became the second signatory on the American Declaration of Independence and his talk will feature local historians and members of the Gwinnett family. He will also describe how Button’s parents’ tomb in Down Hatherley churchyard was recently restored.

www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk

07/17/17

Non-Violence

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Nonviolent Resistance to the Nazis by George Paxton, published by YouCaxton, has been receiving consistently good reviews. 

Peace News (UK): ‘… a goldmine of information, fascinating stories and inspiration for peace activists, this book deserves a wide readership.’

The Ghandi Way (UK): ‘Here is a proverbial labour of love. Over many years, I suspect, George Paxton has compiled information on nonviolent resistance to Nazi-occupied Europe. There are many stories of individual resistance, hard here to summarise in the review, and indeed I think the best way we can demonstrate this exceptional courage is to tell as many of these stories as possible… Paxton has done us a great service in writing this book.’

Jewish Affairs (South Africa): ‘Paxton also boldly wrestles with the sensitive question of whether the Holocaust might have been averted has German Jews responded at an early stage of their persecution with nonviolent resistance.’

Satyagraha Foundation (Netherlands): ‘George Paxton… has collected an impressive amount of research and combined it into “a perspective on the Nazi era which is rarely put forward,” … The first two parts provide a treasure trove of information, but it is the last part where the book comes into its own. Here he discusses, among many other things, the potential of nonviolent resistance, what makes people potential resisters and rescuers, what makes countries more prone to nonviolent resistance, and what a Gandhian style of nonviolent resistance might have looked like.’

07/10/17

Duke of Gloucester

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Nigel Hinton, author of The Shrewsbury Drapers Company, published by YouCaxton, with the Duke of Gloucester at the opening of the new Drapers’ almshouses on 8th June this year. Nigel is on the right.

 

06/29/17

Hereford Times in Presteigne

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The launch of The Wildlife Role-play Book by Jenny Ogden, published by YouCaxton, featured in the Hereford Times on 15 June. It was a ‘role-play event’  and took place at the Assemble rooms in Presteigne. Jenny’s friends, dressed as a dung beetle, black bird, song thrush and horseshoe bat, were interviewed about their lives by journalist Phil Robinson using questions and answers from the book, which is a valuable resource for anyone involved in wildlife education at any level.

 

 

06/20/17

Knighton and Knucklas Castle

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In the Shadow of Knucklas Castle by Kate Maclean, published by YouCaxton, is being launched at the Gallery of Fine Art in Knighton, Shropshire, on 22 June at 6.00 pm. The  originals of the paintings reproduced in the book will be exhibited and also some pottery decorated with images of Arthur and Guinevere.