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Ex-policeman's debut novel inspired by Madness singer's mum

Ex-policeman's debut novel inspired by Madness singer's mum

28 July 2020

A former police officer turned author has revealed how the inspiration behind the hero of his debut novel came from an unlikely source.

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ME sufferer wins award for book

ME sufferer wins award for book

24 July 2020

A woman who suffered the most severe form of ME leaving her bedridden and fighting for her life says she's overwhelmed after her memoir won an award.

Where will you head this weekend?

Where will you head this weekend?

09 July 2020

From treetop adventures to must-see films and getting stuck into a good book - here's the latest things to do near you:

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Young poets urged to enter annual contest

Young poets urged to enter annual contest

08 July 2020

An annual poetry competition for under 18s across Kent is urging young people to think about the planet, nature and climate change this year.

Library opening dates revealed

Library opening dates revealed

01 July 2020

The council has announced when 12 Kent libraries will re-open to the public.

Children's drawings published in book thanking key workers

Children's drawings published in book thanking key workers

25 June 2020

A writer and illustrator has produced a book showing appreciation for key workers and has also built a thank you gallery in his village.

Harry Potter's links to Kent

Harry Potter's links to Kent

14 June 2020

From the Dartford Crossing to a house on Sheppey, Kent has it's fair share links to the wizarding world – although some are more tenuous than others.

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Family launch interactive children's book

Family launch interactive children's book

10 June 2020

A family have brought their creative skills together to produce an illustrated children's book, which can now be purchased online.

On the trail of a literary legend whose words live on

On the trail of a literary legend whose words live on

09 June 2020

It is 150 years since author Charles Dickens died and to mark the anniversary we take a look at his local links and how he was inspired by Kent.

Could you be our Snapshot Kent winner?

Could you be our Snapshot Kent winner?

02 June 2020

Our lockdown photo competition, Snapshot Kent, has come to an end - and we want you to help pick our winner. See if your entry is in our shortlist:

Monster book deal for first time children's author

Monster book deal for first time children's author

26 May 2020

A Kent woman found inspiration for her first children's book, Monster Doughnuts, which will be published next year, by looking close to home.

No 3 Tin Cottage gets a visit from Dolly Molly-Polly

No 3 Tin Cottage gets a visit from Dolly Molly-Polly

15 May 2020

Find out what happens when Dolly Molly-Polly turns up at No 3 Tin Cottage with a giant carpet bag in the latest from National Share A Story Month.

Loving literature in lockdown

Loving literature in lockdown

15 May 2020

Loving reading in lockdown? We spoke to author Sandra Howard, wife of former MP Michael Howard, about lockdown literature and her recommendations.

Talking books in lockdown

Talking books in lockdown

13 May 2020

Have you been reading more while staying at home? Here's how to share the experience with others with online book clubs:

A children's book to commemorate a feline friend

A children's book to commemorate a feline friend

29 April 2020

A father has kept the memory of a much-loved pet alive through the power of story telling.

How to... get writing while you're at home

How to... get writing while you're at home

16 April 2020

If you've always liked the idea of writing, but never had time, now's your chance. We get tips and advice from experts and a new author to help you:

See treasures around the world and in Kent with the best virtual tours

See treasures around the world and in Kent with the best virtual tours

31 March 2020

Looking to explore without leaving home? Here's our guide to the best online virtual museum tours.

150 words to mark 150 years

150 words to mark 150 years

23 March 2020

A Charles Dickens' fan has penned a tale to test readers to mark the anniversary of the author's death.

Cancelled festival's talks could be shown online

Cancelled festival's talks could be shown online

23 March 2020

A literary festival due to have been held over the VE Day weekend, won't go ahead - but organisers have promised online treats for book fans.

New book casts long shadow

New book casts long shadow

20 March 2020

Will the Baltics become the new flashpoint between East and West, former TWGGS pupil turned author Aliide Naylor believes so.

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