Posts Tagged ‘iBook’

  1. New Blood for the Republic: the Spanish Civil War, eighty years on

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    September 6, 2016 by Lydia Syson

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    80th anniversary commemorations and conferences have been taking place up and down this country as well as Spain to mark the Spanish Civil War, initiated by a right-wing military coup in July 1936, followed by Franco’s long dictatorship.  It’s a measure of just how involved Britain was in the conflict which many see as a rehearsal for World War Two.  Giving a paper myself about the evolution of my YA novel A World Between Us at the fascinating ‘Spanish Civil War in World Literature’ conference at London’s School of Advanced Studies, I mentioned the iBook edition which was put together in 2012 with the generous help of vast numbers of archives and libraries in the UK and US (thanks here). The image above of a young female anti-fascist donating blood to be sent to the front lines for wounded Republican soldiers was provided by the London School of Economics. The iBook keep reading


  2. February News: National Libraries Day and Ebook Special Offers

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    February 3, 2016 by Lydia Syson

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    If you value your local library, this Saturday is the day to show your appreciation. Find out what’s going on near you here. Southwark residents like me have lots to celebrate, as our council has not only worked hard through the cuts to keep libraries open, but in Camberwell we’ve even got a brand new one, open seven days a week, and it’s glorious.  It’s hard to imagine a greater contrast to the dank, windowless basement that used to be Camberwell’s children’s library.  Things are very different just over the border in Lambeth, where half the keep reading


  3. And another thing

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    September 7, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    I spent yesterday filming for the iBook edition of A World Between Us.  So I’m spending today with all the things I should have said yesterday swirling round my head.  Too late.  Did I really fail to mention the time my great-aunt Lulu was arrested after throwing a keep reading


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