Steven Reid and Henry Lord, Corinthian’s Publicity Manager, attended the prestigious British Sports Book Awards on Tuesday where Bobby’s Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend picked up an award for Golf Book of the Year!
Here is what Henry had to say about the evening: ‘It was wonderful to be a part of the British Sports Book Awards at Lord’s, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Darren Clarke, Clare Balding and Terry Venables; all there celebrating the very best in sports writing. True to form, Steven Reid gave a modest speech. Then the champagne corks flew and glasses were raised to Bobby Jones – a true gentlemen golfer who epitomised the Corinthian spirit.’
And if you deem Bobby’s Open a worthy winner of The Times Sports Book of the Year 2013 – as we certainly do! – the public vote is open here.
Join us for a day of celebrating independence across publishing, theatre, film, art and music!
The Independent Alliance of Publishers and the Institute of Contemporary Arts present a one day festival – on 6th June 2013 – to celebrate and explore independence across industries, from discussions on ‘What constitutes being ‘independent’?’ to readings and conversations with some of the Alliance’s top authors, talks on how the current economic climate is affecting independent companies to drinking and music from special guests in the evening.
James Davies appeared on ITV’s This Morning on Thursday, talking about Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good.
James Davies discusses with Dawn Harper how natural and human responses to the difficulties of life are now being wrongly reclassified as psychiatric disorders and how it’s often easier for psychiatry to prescribe pills, which often work no better than placebo pills, than alternative treatments. Watch the discussion here at 44:18.
Find out more about Cracked here. Cracked is available now from all good bookshops and as an ebook.
Brian Clegg’s new book, Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe, was published last month. This week, Brian was interviewed for the Guardian’s Science Weekly.
Listen to Brian Clegg discuss Dice World, and what exactly randomness is, how we found out that it ruled the universe (rather than Newton’s Clockwork Universe) and why we can predict how likely something is, but not when it will definitely happen, here.
Mark Forsyth’s brilliant The Horologicon has inspired rave reviews and much admiration, but nothing – that we’ve seen yet at least – quite matches the brilliance of this: a song composed by the outstanding Bookshop Band called Cackling Farts, inspired by Mark’s book.
Here it is in performance at Stonehouse Books in Kilkenny, Ireland – enjoy:
‘[Cracked] should be read by every doctor … by everyone in politics and the media, not to mention any concerned citizen’
Peter Hitchens praised the book’s research and accessibility: ‘[Cracked is] calmly and clearly written in straightforward layman’s English … You will gasp with amazement at the sheer nerve of the medical profession, as you turn its pages’.
Ponder whether the philosopher, poet and social critic, Søren Kierkegaard, is the Father of existentialism or the Eeyore of philosophy in Introducing Kierkegaard: A Graphic Guide, and learn about the causes of The Holocaust and its relevance today in The Holocaust: A Graphic Guide.
Head over to introducingbooks.com to read about the series.