Philosophy Now has published a wide-ranging review of Consciousness Matters by Oliver Leech, published by YouCaxton Publications in 2017. ‘On a kindly reading, Consciousness Matters is an easy-to-read, nicely paced, clear introduction to philosophical ideas about consciousness. It is free from distracting jargon, provides a lot of accessible examples and analogies, and has the very great merit of taking seriously lines of argument even when they lead to highly counterintuitive conclusions.’
Snapper Films, an independent production company, has taken on The Seagull Hotel by Kirstine Richards, published by YouCaxton in 2018, the memoir of a remarkable young woman who, together with her German friend, opened a hotel in post-war Exmouth. Two female script writers are working on the project.
Joanne McShane will be reading from her new novel, Honora and Arthur, the last Plantagenets, at the Border Bean café, in Kington on the mid-Wales border, on Wednesday 20th November at 3.00 pm. The book is a meticulously researched, fictionalised account of the life of Honora Grenville who married Arthur Plantagent during the reign of Henry VIII.
The launch of Richard Whittingham’s biography Terence Keyes: Imperial Disguises will be held 6 – 8pm on Monday 21 October at the Morris Hall, Shrewsbury. This very well-researched book is an account of the life of a remarkable soldier, diplomat and secret agent who devised a scheme to overthrow the Bolshevik regime.
During the summer of 1919, the White Movement came within two hundred miles of Moscow and the overthrow of the Leninist regime was widely anticipated and yet, in less than a year, White resistance was effectively over. Terence Keyes was one of the major players in the British Government’s involvement in the murky world of regime change. He knew many of the most colourful characters at this pivotal moment in twentieth century history and had secret dealings with Lenin himself.
Bob Fowke, Managing Editor at YouCaxton, will be chairing a workshop at the Knighton Literary Festival on Saturday 2 November at the Public Library. The workshop will provide a brief introduction to the pleasures and pitfalls of self-publishing and there will be plenty of time for further discussion and questions over coffee afterwards.
Details: from 10.00-10.45 am, Saturday 2 November, at Knighton Public Library.
Excellent piece on our latest book in the Guardian yesterday, The Greatest, the Times and Life of Beryl Burton by William Fotheringham, published by YouCaxton Publications:
Liz is married to someone – but who is it? Perhaps she’s married to Brian – or is it Graham? And why did Brian sneak down to the kitchen in the early hours?And what’s butter got to do with it? And why is Graham threatening suicide?
Two men and one woman debate the possibilities in Three, Two, One … Bob Fowke’s new play, due to be performed by Theatre troupe Enemies of Reason at the Edinburgh Fringe from 14th to 18th August. The venue is the Novotel and performances start at 11.30 am each day.
Bob Fowke is Manging Editor at YouCaxton. and his play is classified as ‘absurdist new writing – somewhere between Pinter and Beckett’.
YouCaxton are holding a self-publishing workshop at the Stratford Literary Festival, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm on Friday 3 May, at the Stratford Playhouse. It’s called ‘Self-Publishing – a Useful Map’ and it’s led by Bob Fowke. YouCaxton’s Managing Editor. The workshop will give a useful introduction to the various stages of self-publishing, including marketing, design, editing and printing. The fee is £10 (£8.00 for students).