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Indie booksellers invited to vote for final Wodehouse title in new PRH anniversary series

Penguin Random House's Hutchinson Heinemann is inviting independent booksellers to select a PG Wodehouse title to be reissued as part of a new series celebrating the 120th anniversary of the author's first novel.

Lauren Brown, The Bookseller, 13th May 2022

Inside Larry Grayson's personal life - from relationships to changes of name

Author Tony Nicholson says Larry Grayson's complicated personal life, with so many changes of name, and a struggle to find stardom, had always been a bit of a ­mystery.

Tony Nicholson, The Mirror, 13th May 2022

Alistair McGowan releases album

Alistair McGowan is hoping to make a 'great impression' on music fans with the release of his second classical piano album, which coincides with the London date of his current UK tour bringing together comedy and new his love of performing music.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 11th May 2022

Why this writer believes the Carry On films are really 'defiantly feminist'

They represent the worst of slap and tickle seaside humour and were - and remain - morally dubious, sexist and even exploitative. Or, according to the author of a new book about the Carry On movies, they are empowering and full of strong women. Caroline Frost studied the films' representation of women, class and sexuality, concluding that the notoriously bawdy films have become misunderstood and she says some of the scripts from the long-running franchise might even be considered "defiantly feminist".

Paul English, The Sunday Post, 10th May 2022

Rebecca Humphries writes a book about THAT relationship

How Seann Walsh's Strictly kiss inspired a 'memoir about self-worth'.

Chortle, 8th May 2022

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