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Our new bookish adventures – 1st August

There’s lots happening behind the scenes at Adventures With Words at the moment, and there’ll be more reviews coming soon, but in the meantime, I’d like to share some of our lovely new arrivals with you.  No, not another royal baby but some fantastic reads that Rob and I have bought, received and even won!

Time Riders, The Last BanquetI try to take part in The Readers’ Book Club when I can, and I recently had a really strong recommendation from WDW Kate (@wetdarkandwild) to try the Time Riders series, so Rob kindly bought the first Time Riders book by Alex Scarrow (Penguin) and The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood (Canongate), for The Readers’ Bookclub, for me from Waterstones. (more…)

Podcast: Latitude 2013

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Kate and Rob are back from Latitude! They discuss the sights and sounds of the fetival, from Eddie Izzard to Literary Death Match!

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Episode 57. An Adventures With Words production.

Review: Walking Home by Simon Armitage

One summer, Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way – a challenging 256-mile route usually approached from south to north, with the sun, wind and rain at your back.  However, he resolved to tackle it back to front, walking home towards the Yorkshire village where he was born, travelling as a ‘modern troubadour’, without a penny in his pocket and singing for his supper with poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs and living rooms.  Walking Home describes his extraordinary, yet ordinary, journey of human endeavour, unexpected kindnesses and terrible blisters. (more…)

We’re back!

After an extraordinarily busy couple of weeks, we’re back!  Rob and Kate took a holiday to Latitude Festival and very soon they’ll be telling you all about the highs (and lows) of the event.  We’ve also got stacks of book reviews coming your way over the next few weeks, plus it’s nearly time to close our draw to win a copy of Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer – if you’ve entered, keep a look out to see if we contact you!

We’re off to Latitude!

latitudeRob and Kate are off to Latitude to take in the sights and sounds of this wonderful festival. Running from Thursday to Monday, there will be music, theatre, film, poetry and literature all in one place with hopefully plenty of sunshine!

It does mean that this week’s podcast won’t be available till later in the week so you’ll have to hold on that bit longer!

We’ll have a full podcast and blog posts after the event but if you want to stay in touch while we are then then we suggest you follow @wordadventures, @robchilver and @magic_kitten on Twitter for all the updates.

And if you are attending then do let us know!