My review of Purge, the brilliant new novel by Finnish-Estonian author, Sofi Oksanen, is published today at For Books’ Sake
Banff, Brian Wallis, Canada, Cindy Sherman, Dover Publications, Great Depression, Immortal Marilyn, Jayne Mansfield, Joe DiMaggio, John Vachon, Look Magazine, Madonna, Marilyn August 1953: The Lost Look Photos, Marilyn Monroe, River of No Return, Stanley Rubin
Dover Publications is a US company, founded in 1941, that reissues classic literary works in value-priced, paperback editions. In 2010, Dover broadened their remit by publishing Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost Look Photos, a hardback, coffee-table book featuring John Vachon’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe in Canada, while filming ‘River of No Return’, most of which had never been seen before. It was released under their Calla Editions imprint, using paper from sustainable forests, and presented in landscape format. On the grey front cover, under the dust-jacket, is a silhouette of Monroe. Continue reading
Brighton Writes is a new blog from me, in association with Creative Future, a charity for marginalised artists and writers. I’ll be covering news from the region – and beyond – on the arts, with a special emphasis on literature, getting your voice heard and also mental health and related social issues.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please subscribe to Brighton Writes and invite your friends.
And this website will continue as usual, of course!
I’ve recently set up yet another blog, this time on Tumblr – an informal affair, where I post snippets of the words, pictures and music that inspire me on a daily basis. This morning I was thrilled to discover this rare photograph of Christine Keeler in The Guardian, part of an exhibition dedicated to the iconic British model, opening in London later this year.
Regular readers of this blog will know that Keeler’s adventurous life was the inspiration for my own debut novella, Wicked Baby.
All updates from ‘Rambling Rose’ will be posted to my Twitter account, which you can also read to the right of any page on here, my main website. And loyal subscribers please note, two new articles will be posted very soon, ahead of my long-awaited jaunt in the Northwest next month.
Happy holidays, here’s to a long hot summer!