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Marching on…

Posted on Apr 2, 2016

Another eventful month, professionally, and a traumatic time, personally (but I won’t go into details here). We have now completed all our spring launches and events. The launch of Martin Johnson’s Robert Macfarlanes’s Orphans took place at Emmanuel College Cambridge at the end of February. Before the event Martin and his wife Gail had lunch with...

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A new year begun…

Posted on Jan 19, 2016

The new year has begun with plenty of activity for Patrician Press. After a relatively quiet Christmas and a short sojourn in Amsterdam, it was back to work. First off, three ads were placed: one in the 8th January issue of the TLS for Robert Macfarlane’s Orphans by Martin Johnson; one about our Patrician Press Writing Competition in the January...

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Christmas Round-Up

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

Our Christmas Newsletter is being circulated now. It includes a round-up for 2015 and the list of titles to be published in 2016. It also includes details of our writing prize: http://patricianpress.com/patrician-press-prize/ The link to the video taken in Milan of Charlie Johnson’s art show and the Patrician Press event in the same gallery, held on...

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Brick Lane Book Launch

Posted on Oct 24, 2015

What a great evening at Brick Lane Bookshop! I started to eat curry in Brick Lane in the 70s but my connection to it goes back to the 50s when a great aunt had a café there. But today a huge transformation has taken place with its smart boutiques, cafes and bars, intermingled with the still traditional  Bangladeshi restaurants and shops....

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Sardine and ‘tuna tummy’

Posted on Oct 10, 2015

We had a wonderful week in Sardinia. On arrival in Cagliari, which is rather grand, the weather surprisingly had become very unclement and the whole island was on flood alert. We were unaware of this as we landed at around 7 pm and if plane had been any later we might have been diverted to goodness knows where. Our first dinner date was with the very...

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Milan – Saturday night live – part two

Posted on Sep 21, 2015

On Saturday 19th September we held a combined private view and Patrician Press event. Poets and writers including Sara Rossetti, Ilaria Locati, Emma Kittle-Pey, Mark Brayley (plus me) read poems and short texts. Artist Charlie Johnson then talked about his work. His constructions include COIN SALE, a homage to Marcel Duchamps and FELT FAT, in honour of...

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