2013 News Archive

Cover Birds appears on the online newsletter of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

There are almost as many books about birds as there are types of birds.  So, it is wonderful when our book Cover Birds by Robert Gillmor gets a little mention on the BTO’s website. Looking for a present for the … Continue reading

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20% discount on all books ordered online on the 20th of each month of 2014!

Two Rivers Press is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year:  20 years of publishing in Reading, about Reading, for Reading! Thank you Reading for helping us make reach this 20 year mark! In celebration, we are offering a special discount: … Continue reading

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Review: Jean Watkins’s Scrimshaw reviewed!

“This first collection is the work of an experienced poet who combines emotional wisdom with technical finesse, and is beautifully presented by Two Rivers.” So says Rosie Johnston in her review of Jean Watkins’ Scrimshaw which appears on the online cultural magazine, … Continue reading

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TODAY – National Poetry Day – ONE DAY SALE – 25% off all poetry titles and…a poem for National Poetry Day: Time For Time by Peter Robinson

We love poetry. We know you love poetry, too. To celebrate National Poetry Day, today, October 3, 2013 we are offering a one day only, 25% discount on each and every one of our 31 poetry titles. Click here to … Continue reading

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Review: A.F.Harrold’s The Point of Inconvenience reviewed in South 48

The Point of Inconvenience maps the decline and death of Ashley Harrold’s late mother. There is pathos and dignity in his writing. The poems are deeply felt, often lyrical, but there is also whimsy and particularly humour to be found … Continue reading

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Review: Ian Caws reviews Eleven Rooms by Claire Dyer

Ian Caws writes that “…the poems in Claire Dyer’s first collection resonate with emptiness and surfaces…There is a perpetual underlying echo of transience…the poems are about a brush rather than an encounter with the world. They create an enlivening experience … Continue reading

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Review of The Art School Dance – A Memoir, by John Froy

This is a review by Jane Seraillier of The Art School Dance – A Memoir, by John Froy The Art School Dance – A Memoir, by John Froy “Life must be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards” (Kierkegaard). … Continue reading

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Successful events at Waterstone’s for Heritage Open Days, Reading

Two River Press authors, Adam Sowan and Geoff Sawers fascinated audiences at Waterstone’s, Broad Street, Reading with history nuggets about the Reading train station and the Broad Street Chapel, which today is Waterstone’s!) Read their books! All Change at Reading: … Continue reading

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Successful launch of The Art School Dance A Memoir by John Froy and Foreigners, Drunks & Babies by Peter Robinson

On Sunday 15th, 12-2pm, Two Rivers Press hosted a literary lunch at the Great Expectations Hotel & Bar on London Street. Two of our authors launched their new books: Foreigners, Drunks & Babies by Peter Robinson, and The Art School … Continue reading

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Claire Dyer’s novel, The Moment, to be published September 12, 2013

Our very own poet, Claire Dyer, will see her novel, The Moment, published September 12, 2013.   It is all very exciting, indeed! The book, in paperback and electronic formats, is available directly from the publisher, Quercus. From the back … Continue reading

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Review: Phillips’ Recreation Ground reviewed in The London Magazine

Tom Phillips’ newly published collection, Recreation Ground is reviewed by David Cooke in the June/July 2013 issue of The London Magazine. Tom Phillips has waited a long time before publishing this collection, but the wait has been worth it. Recreation … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Year in the Harris Garden Launched at Private View at MERL

May 24 2013 Although not quite the balmy May evening we had envisaged when planned last November, the warmth came from within and the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) buzzed for the launch of Jenny Halstead’s hot-off-the-press, book,  “An … Continue reading

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Launch of Claire Dyer’s collection, Eleven Rooms, covered by The Reading Chronicle

On April 25th, The Reading Chronicle reported A POET whose words “gleam and glitter” on the page marked the launch of her new anthology with nearly 200 fans. Claire Dyer was at Waterstone’s in Broad Street on Thursday, April 12, … Continue reading

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Interview/Review: Claire Dyer and her debut poetry collection, Eleven Rooms

From Get Reading, 17 April 2013. Eleven Rooms captures transient moments Reading poet Claire Dyer launched her debut poetry collection last week. Sophie Harrison chats to the poet about her work. Reading poet Claire Dyer had double cause for celebration … Continue reading

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Review: At Poor Rude Lines a review of A.F. Harrold’s The Point of Inconvenience

John Field, has posted a review of A.F. Harrold’s new poetry collection, The Point of Inconvenience on his blog, Poor Rude Lines. He makes comparison to the poetry of Larking and writes: The Point of Inconvenience, A. F. Harrold’s collection … Continue reading

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From the review archive: Reading Poetry reviewed “…one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books of poetry…”

This review was so lovely we thought we would share it with you again and point to the reviewer Dr. Todd Swift’s blog on which it first appeared way back in 2011. Wednesday, 8 June 2011 Review: Reading Poetry I … Continue reading

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Celebrating our very own poetry editor: Peter Robinson

  PETER ROBINSON AT SIXTY Our poetry editor Peter Robinson’s many and various contributions to contemporary poetry are celebrated in the latest issue of the Sheffield-based Blackbox Manifold. ‘Peter Robinson at Sixty’, edited by Adam Piette, contains a group of … Continue reading

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Review: Susan Utting’s “Fair’s Fair” in The North 49

Extracts from David Cooke’s review of Susan Utting’s in The North 49 http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/shop/815/489/north-49 Fair’s Fair is dedicated to the memory of ‘Sue and Ron of the Blue Ball Inn’… In ‘Lament for Susie Green’, the poet has composed a litany … Continue reading

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