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So much to do and so little time…

Posted on May 16, 2018

After a few technical hiccoughs, we are now back into the publishing swing! Thank you so much to all those who attended our three launches of the My Europe Anthology in March! Our first launch was at the University of Westminster on Thursday 8th March.  We were delighted that so many people attended and that George Szirtes read his poem: Je Suis Européen....

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My Europe – March events

Posted on Jan 20, 2018

My Europe – A Patrician Press Anthology has gone to press! The publication date is 23 March 2018. We are delighted to announce that there will be three events taking place to launch the book. The first will be at the Wivenhoe Bookshop – as part of the Essex Book Fair – at 6.30pm on Friday 2nd March. Here is the...

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World Poetry Day

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

“Politics, power and poetry” Patrician Press was set up at the end of 2012. Our aim, as Virginia Woolf said of the Hogarth Press, is: “TO PRODUCE WRITING OF MERIT WHICH THE ORDINARY PUBLISHER REFUSES.” One of the first books published as an e-book edition, was The Unfettered Cube by Mark Brayley. This is a long poem based on a...

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Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford

Posted on Jul 11, 2017

As usual, it’s been a busy few months and our last event for the summer was on Saturday 24 June at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Walton Street, Oxford. Coincidentally, a street that I know well as my sister-in-law and brother-in-law used to live there. In fact the day turned into a family reunion for my husband, Charlie Johnson, as we met up with...

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April sunshine and chilly evenings…

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Here in Italy we will be celebrating Liberation Day on 25th April which also happens to be my late parents’ 75th wedding anniversary. They got married in London three years before Italy was liberated in 1945. After a busy March we are having a short Easter break in Castelletto, Italy. Nightingales are singing outside our bedroom. I have seen a dead...

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March has been very busy…

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

We have had five events this March. On Wednesday 1st March I gave a talk to various years in the lovely library at St Helena’s School, Colchester as part of World Book Week. The girls and boys were very attentive and it was great to find so many young people interested in creative writing and in getting themselves published. Thanks to Luigi Callegari,...

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