Wolverhampton Self-Publishing

YouCaxton are conducting a self-publishing workshop on Saturday 2 February 11 am to 1 pm at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of the Wolverhampton Literature Festival. Admission is free and all are welcome. The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about all aspects of self-publishing from completing the manuscript, to decisions about design and layout, through to the final print-ready files and publication. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Richard Hawkins joins the YouCaxton Team
Screenwriting

Writer Richard Hawkins has joined YouCaxton to provide a new service of advice and editing for screenplays. The service includes an honest and objective professional critique of the work, editorial support, script development and formatting, so that presentations are up to a professional standard and maximise their chance of going forward to production.

 

Richard has worked as a writer and producer since the late 1980s with several critically acclaimed productions to his name, including on Broadway. His first screenplay, the internationally successful The Theory of Flight, was co-produced by both the BBC and Miramax and directed by Paul Greengrass (Bourne Ultimatum, Captain Philips). It starred Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter. Richard has also worked closely alongside the acclaimed Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love, Aida).

 

His own directorial debut came with the enormously well received Everything, starring Ray Winstone, which quickly became a cause celebre on the festival circuit, heralded by the Sydney Film festival as ‘The perfect model for budget feature making’ – and went on to win several international awards and a prestigious BAFTA nomination for Richard himself.
Everything is boldly conceived and executed, the kind of film British cinema needs more of.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘A highly promising feature debut … truthful, perceptive and moving.’ The Observer

 

Richard has worked recently as a creative adviser for China’s emerging film industry, playing a critical role in the establishment of several on-going, long-term relationships between American and Chinese studios. He also gives support as a specialist acting coach, taking both new and established stars and working them through various castings and/or preparing them for particular film roles. Actors worked with include Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Harris, Domonic Cooper, Stephen Mangan, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Ed Skrein, Danny Dyer, to name but a few.

Dianne Carrington, talk
26th January 2019

Dianne Carrington will be speaking in Pulverbatch Village Hall  on the evening of Saturday 26 January about her new book Atlantic Lady, published by YouCaxton, the story of her record-breaking row across the Atlantic. She is the oldest woman ever to undertake this extraordinary feat.

Ludlow Book Launch

Fran Norton will be launching her new book, Isolde, Lady de Audley, published by YouCaxton,  at the Castle Bookshop, Ludlow, betweeen 5.00 and 7.00 pm on Friday 23rd November. The image  is of Isolde’s tomb in St Bartholomew’s churchyard, Much Marcle, Herefordshire.

Lady Clive and Her Friends

In the eighteenth century some remarkable young women crossed the ocean to seek their fortunes. Margaret Maskelyne who married Clive of India and was sister to Nevil Masquelyne, Astronomer Royal, was one of the cleverest – and funniest. Bob Fowke, YouCaxton’s Managing Editor, will be speaking on Margaret Clive and her friends at Hyssington Village Hall, 7.30 Thursday 22nd November.

 

A History of Manchester
Stuart Hylton

manchester history

A History of Manchester by Stuart Hylton gives an excellent and well-researched account of Manchester from its earliest days as a mud and timber fort built by the Romans some two thousand years ago but focuses on Manchester as the shock city of the early Nineteenth Century, at the cutting edge of dramatic changes in society – technological, social, economic and political. It describes how radical new relationships between employer and employee influenced the development of Marxism, with all its consequences for the Twentieth Century and how, in transport terms alone, the city led the way with the first real canal, the first real railway, the first public bus services and the first municipal airport.

Stuart Hylton’s entertaining account of this great city was first published in 2003 and received widespread acclaim. It has been expanded and updated for this new edition, which includes over a hundred carefully chosen and well-captioned illustrations. It makes an excellent point of departure for anyone wishing to know more about Manchester’s illustrious past.