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Happy publication day SHARK$

We are very pleased to congratulate Conor Woodman on the publication of his hair-raising book  Sharks: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City.

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia and Nemesis, has said:

‘Conor Woodman seeks to become a victim of each crime before engaging with the criminal him or herself. This leads him to the end of a barrel of a gun on more than one occasion and reveals the rotting underbelly across the world, whether in New Orleans, Jerusalem or Bogotá.

‘I almost hesitate to admit it but while this book is at turns astonishing and frightening, it is peppered with great wit and the reader will occasionally find it hard to stop themselves from laughing out loud.’

Conor will be talking about the book at Cafe Zedel this Thursday, get your tickets here. And for a preview:


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Can Jilly Cooper have a blue plaque? Howard Spencer explains

This morning, Howard Spencer – author of The English Heritage Guide to London’s Blue Plaques – appeared on the Chris Evans Show to answer the question: Can Jilly Cooper have a blue plaque? For the answer, and to hear Howard’s views on his favourite plaque, listen here.
Chris Evans also coined the phrase ‘blue plaque crawl’, which we think we’ll adopt!