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Famous names back children's book about tortoise

Famous names back children's book about tortoise

11 May 2021

An 80-year-old tortoise who was abandoned 50-years-ago has become the star of a series of picture books.

Secret wedding witnesses sought by festival organisers

Secret wedding witnesses sought by festival organisers

07 May 2021

The few people in on a celebrity's secret wedding in Kent back in the 60s are being sought for a festival which will celebrate the event next month.

Supermarket launches free children's book scheme

Supermarket launches free children's book scheme

06 May 2021

Children will be able to bring home free books from a Kent supermarket thanks to book swap stations being brought into all stores.

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New chapter for library users

New chapter for library users

29 April 2021

A town's £10m civic centre has opened its first service to the public.

Writer imagines near-future seaside town on brink of disaster

Writer imagines near-future seaside town on brink of disaster

22 April 2021

From the delight of an iconic theme park to a sex scene in a shell grotto, a new novel brings one Kent town to life - but also warns of a dark future.

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Ellie shortlisted in creative writing competition

Ellie shortlisted in creative writing competition

17 April 2021

An 11-year-old from Kent has been shortlisted in a creative writing competition held by one of Scotland’s leading hotel groups.

Book festival turns over a new leaf for 2021

Book festival turns over a new leaf for 2021

25 March 2021

A book festival will return after a year's absence this summer, with its centrepiece inspired by novelist Samuel Beckett's secret wedding in Kent.

Praise for author's debut novel

Praise for author's debut novel

22 March 2021

Sunday League football has inspired one man to write about the end of civilisation.

The Supervet talks lifesaving animals

The Supervet talks lifesaving animals

19 March 2021

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, who saves animals' lives in his work, will be giving a virtual talk on how animals saved his life.

'Bookshops help children love books - but we're all struggling'

'Bookshops help children love books - but we're all struggling'

04 March 2021

World Book Day tokens will be valid far beyond the end of this month - here's why you should wait for your favourite bookshop to reopen to spend them.

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Charles Darwin keepsake to go on show

Charles Darwin keepsake to go on show

24 February 2021

A keepsake box which was owned by Charles Darwin's daughters and donated to English Heritage, will go on show at his family home in Kent this year.

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'I survived after the death of my child, I want to help other people in the same position'

'I survived after the death of my child, I want to help other people in the same position'

23 February 2021

The mother of a boy who died 17 years ago is writing a series of books about her life and how she coped with grief.

The Kent scene that inspired The Secret Garden

The Kent scene that inspired The Secret Garden

17 February 2021

A new film adaptation of the novel The Secret Garden is out this week. Here's how you can see the garden that inspired it here in Kent.

The secret wartime Kent visit by Churchill and Eisenhower

The secret wartime Kent visit by Churchill and Eisenhower

13 February 2021

Bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear's memoir of growing up in rural Kent tells of an idyllic childhood, while also revealing a wartime secret.

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'My GCSEs were cancelled - so I wrote a book'

'My GCSEs were cancelled - so I wrote a book'

12 February 2021

A 16-year-old schoolgirl is now a published author after writing her first book during lockdown.

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Free copies of illustrated history book

Free copies of illustrated history book

12 February 2021

A councillor who has put together a new picture-packed history book of the Isle of Sheppey is giving away copies to schools and organisations.

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German author's 'secret' life in Kent

German author's 'secret' life in Kent

22 January 2021

A new book tries to unravel the mystery of why celebrated east German author Uwe Johnson ended up spending his final years in a Kent seaside town.

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Author's lockdown double

Author's lockdown double

20 January 2021

A local author, who realised his lifelong dream of publishing a book in the first lockdown, is set to release his second in this lockdown.

The children's author honoured by the Queen and bitten by a gorilla

The children's author honoured by the Queen and bitten by a gorilla

17 January 2021

A Kent author and illustrator famous for the book Gorilla has been honoured for his lifetime's work - and recalled an encounter with one of the apes.

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Epic War Horse stage show available at home

Epic War Horse stage show available at home

11 January 2021

The award-winning stage show of Kent author Michael Morpurgo's War Horse is now available on demand for the first time with National Theatre at Home.

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