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Virago/ The Pool Competition Winner Announcement 

  Virago/ The Pool Competition Winner Announcement Sarah Savitt, Publisher at Virago, and Sam Baker, Co-Founder and CEO of The Pool, are thrilled to announce that the winner of the Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award is Lara Thompson for her debut novel One Night, New York. Val McDermid gave Thompson the award in person […]

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Read an extract from Darling Days

Her Chapter 1 Babygirl’s Gun  13 Third Avenue, New York City, 1982   She said he gave her the little gun because it was classy and elegant, like her. A feminine twist of metal and pearl. Lethal, like her. She kept it under her pillow “just in case.” Her bed was, is, and always will […]

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Books on my bedside table by Jill Mansell

Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton I adore this book and the mega-successful blog that inspired it (www.humansofnewyork.com). Brandon photographs people in the street and asks them questions about themselves. He shows us that everyone has their own incredible story, and that appearances can be wildly deceptive. I’m so nosey, I’d love to be able […]

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Snow falling in New York

City lights flicker in the snow and the night unfurls into a fever-dream cinematic sequence. We wander on winter nights through streets dusted with the scattered remnants of the sky’s memories: cloud debris that cushions the weight of hope that bears down on us as we walk with our faces turned towards the city night’s […]

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My Perfect Weekend Interview – Tasmina Perry

Long lie-in or up with the lark? I’m the last in our household to get up any day of the week. My first words are usually “five more minutes…” Full English or a super-food smoothie? I’ve bought a Blendtec blender and have become obsessed with making smoothies. My freezer is packed with frozen raspberries and […]

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Nicola Doherty: I’ll take Manhattan

To celebrate the release of the final instalment of the hilarious round-the-world GIRLS ON TOUR e-series THE GIRLS TAKE MANHATTAN, author Nicola Doherty gives us the low-down on the city’s hot-spots. I love New York. Who doesn’t? I first went there as a student, while I was working for the summer in Boston. We had […]

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Winter in New York

While winter photography can initially seem like a daunting idea, the results are usually well worth the effort. Of course, the best part of taking photographs in the winter is resting with a large mug of something delicious and hot after your photographic journey. Winter nights are when nostalgia wraps around you like a blanket […]

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Skyscrapers or mountains – don't underestimate your environment for photography

When I was very young, I remember learning about vast mountain ranges that existed in what seemed like universes beyond New York City. I would regale myself with images of these towering feats of nature trying to imagine what it was like to come in contact with such powerful natural wonders. I would think to […]

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NY through the lens

There are streets that I return to over and over again. These streets tug at memories I haven’t made yet while yanking memories I treasure from the deep recesses of my mind. They haunt me in all the best ways. They represent the New York City in my mind. Everyone seems to have a different […]

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