Words from Preethi

Preethi Nair, author, publicist and publisher, not to mention this year’s Wordstock Speaker Extraordinaire answered most of Elena Bowes’s questions.     “Listen hard, dream big and take the first step” was my takeaway from your terrific…

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Into the woods

Ahead of his appearance at Wordstock next month, Elen Lewis interviewed John Yorke, author of storytelling bible, Into the Woods.   What is the greatest story ever told?  It hasn’t been told yet   What three things…

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Reading Dangerously

Ahead of his appearance at Wordstock, Elen Lewis speaks to Andy Miller, author of The Year of Reading Dangerously about fibbing booksellers and the importance of finishing books.   Describe your book in 26 words. Memoir, autobiography,…

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The Fall

The Fall The Fall is an astonishing memoir. Its 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi’s son Tito as he walks through the streets of Venice, the city where he was born…

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I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
26 Venice Street, Mornington, Australia by Aimee Chalmers
Spotted near Lavigny, Switzerland. Image by Linda Cracknell.
Spotted in Leipzig by Angus Grundy. ‘A gorgeous prize-winning renovated 1930s Art Deco villa.’
26 on a wheelie bin in Godalming - Andy Hayes
Wrought iron gate in West London by Susan Evans
Spotted in South Korea by Martin Lee, ‘In Seoul, all the blocks of flats (of which there are literally thousands like this one) have a massive number on the side. It was only a matter of time before I saw one with 26 on it…’