Since launching this new website just over a week ago we’ve been beavering away at all the invisibles that keep it working. We decided to finally go for a full legal documenation solution for the GDPR and privacy policies, especially as we design and edit from France, but largely work (virtually) in the UK. The software has been an interesting learning curve, as has the new security software that now sends me terrifying messages each day. It seems it’s over-sensitive to any plugin on the site not updated in the last few minutes but it has also captured some real threats so I’m learning to like it. And a whizzy new vault software that uploads the whole site daily or every time a change is made to an off-site location (which is reassuring having just written over 400 pages of it). It sends a message each evening to say that “apparently” there were no errors or warnings. Hmm — apparently?
All this has taken lots of time, but it keeps the site up to date and safe. However, what we really want to be doing is editing, designing and sharing the love for the wonderful books. With this in mind you’ll notice our newsletters at the moment are all about forthcoming events and we hope lots of you will join us.
We also wanted to alert our readers to two lovely events from the Spring. We recorded both of these launches but our internet has been so appalling that we haven’t been able to upload the large files to our Vimeo channel. We’ve finally got a satellite dish on the roof and have remarkable internet speeds for the first time in over two decades (though Wales wasn’t as dire as it’s been in a remote rural hamlet in Brittany).
Lots of people have been asking for these videos and we’re delighted to have them at last. The first is a superb double reading from David Batten and Robin Thomas featuring their new collections Winterreis and A Distant Hum. The discount codes from the launch have now expired but we want you to give good homes to these collections so we’re offering a 25% discount if you buy both books. Add them both to your basket and use the code WINTERHUM21. The code expires on September 18th.
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And for an embarrasment of riches, we also have the launch of The Dancer at World’s End by Tricia Durdey. Our internet failed completely on the day of the launch so we’re grateful to Cottia Fortune for stepping in to host the event at very short notice. As you’ll see, the launch went superbly and this is a novel no one should miss.
The Dancer at World’s Ends stands well on its own, but you can definitely enhance the experience by immersing yourself first in the prequel, The Green Table. Add both to your basket and use the code WORLDSGREEN21 at checkout to benefit from 25% off both together. The discount runs until September 18.
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Enjoy the videos!