2014 News Archive

Royal Mail Post & Go – interview with ‘British Flora’ illustrator Julia Trickey (video)

A rare chance to see one of our authors on YouTube. Watch Julia Trickey talk about designing the art used on the Royal Mails British Flora Post & Go series.     Buy a copy of the book that tells … Continue reading

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Review: Carol Rumens reviews “Look-out” by Ian House from The Arts of Peace

It is summer time and the Two Rivers Press web editor is digging around to find stories that somehow did not get posted in a timely fashion.  Amongst the treasures found, a wonderful review in The Guardian, exactly one year ago, … Continue reading

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Review: John Matthias on “The Arts of Peace”

Can one  commemorate war with poetry about peace? That was what the editors, of anthology The Arts of Peace, asked themselves when they set out to mark the First World War centenary in 2014. A long piece, by poet and professor … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming….check out our bundles!

From November 20th to December 20th, 2014 we coupled up books into special bundles and applied a 20% discount in honour of Two Rivers Press 20 years in Reading. Searching for something perfect a colleague, friends,  family for Christmas?  Consider … Continue reading

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Read Julia Trickey’s “Painting for post”

An article by our author,  Julia Trickey appears in the November’s issue of The Artist magazine.  Julia describes the process researching and preparing the botantical illustrations used in the Royal Mail’s British Flora Post & Go series. The story is also … Continue reading

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21-22 October 2014: Royal Horticultural Society see works by Julia Trickey.

How’s this for a fabulous and uplifting thing to do next week? RHS London Shades of Autumn Show Taking place across the Lindley and Lawrence Halls, Tues 21 & Weds 22 Oct, this show is a glorious celebration of autumn … Continue reading

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Review: Fox Talbot reviewed by Atherton & District Amateur Photographic Society

….tells the story of Fox Talbot’s photographic establishment. This it does in a lively but not patronising way, giving us some of the feel for the way things worked in those early days of the calotype process. I’ve always enjoyed … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OFFER….SPECIAL PRICE…..LIMITED TIME ONLY!

The Roman Town at Silchester, Calleva Atrebatum, in one of only six Roman towns which is no longer inhabited.  Why is that? Well, the University of Reading has been conducting an archaeological dig there every summer since 1997 in search … Continue reading

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Review: John Froy’s The Art School Dance

Alison Oldham’s review of John Froy’s The Art School Dance appeared in the Ham & High (Hampstead and Highgate Express).  And here is what she said: “Things may come and things may go but the art school dance goes on forever” … Continue reading

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Reading our poets in other places….

  Lesley Saunders’ poem, “On Nazim Gafurri Street”  appears in the Members’ Poems in  Poetry News  (Summer 2014). In every issue of Poetry News, a leading poet is asked for his or her pick of members’ poems on a chosen … Continue reading

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Warmest Congratulations! Frogmore Poetry Prize 2014 goes to Lesley Saunders!

Lesley Saunders has been awarded  the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2014 by Abegail Morley.  Isn’t that grand? We are so pleased for her!   She really is a splendid poet….and you should find out for yourself by treating yourself to her … Continue reading

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Review: Jean Watkins’ Scrimshaw

This review,  by Sue Kindon,  of Jean Watkins’ collection, “Scrimshaw” appears in The Interpreter’s House (issue 56). But as it is hard to read here on these images, you either have to subscribe to The Interpreter’s House to read the … Continue reading

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Look at us!

Nothing can really take the place of Jacksons.  According to Wikipedia: Jacksons was an English department store chain. It was founded by Edward Jackson in September 1875. Its flagship branch was located in central Reading, Berkshire, occupying a prominent site, … Continue reading

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Our amazing poets: Susan Utting

Poets are busy people.  They write poems.  They give readings.  They enter competitions.  They publish their poems in collections.   They are amazing and we love them here at Two Rivers Press. Our very own Susan Utting has, just this … Continue reading

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A little story about “Reading Detectives” by a happy customer

Here is a little story about “Reading Detectives” sent to us via Facebook:  Grandson and I did 1-18 of route 2 after collecting the book from the museum. Rained off; the pages became too wet to write on! We resumed … Continue reading

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Special offer: Peter Robinson’s “Foreigners, Drunks and Babies” for just £3.02!

Rarely do we send customers to another site to buy one of our books, but this deal is too good to not pass along. There’s an opportunity to purchase ‘Foreigners, Drunks & Babies’ by Peter Robinson at the special price … Continue reading

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Reading Detectives in the Primary Times: Check out the competition for a free copy of the book!

The first copies of Reading Detectives are on their way to Reading Museum for the official launch tomorrow, May 28, 2014, but already we are getting a bit of press attention. We DID get a lovely piece in the Primary … Continue reading

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Did you miss it? The launch Holywell Music Room launch of “The Owl and the Pussycat and the Turtles of Fun”

  About 80-100 people attended the launch of Matt Black and Pip Hall‘s “The Owl and the Pussycat and the Turtles of Fun” at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The books were there: hot … Continue reading

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Review of Terry Cree’s poetry collection, “Fruit”

 “….Terry Cree quickly drew me in with his delightful use of words and immaculate pencil sketches. Cree’s use of language and images feed off each other to make an unusual book.”   So says Sarah Gonnet, in her review of … Continue reading

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Lesley Saunders – 2014 Hippocrates Open Commendations

Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate Lesley Saunders.  Her poem “Fray” is one of the commended poems of this year’s 2014 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. On inspiration for “Fray” Lesley says:  ‘During last year’s Hippocrates symposium day at … Continue reading

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Jane Draycott wins 2014 Hippocrates Award

Two Rivers Press would like to congratulate poet, Jane Draycott on winning the £5000 2014 Open International Hippocrates first prize.  The award  was made at an awards ceremony in London at the Royal Society of Medicine on 10 May 2014. … Continue reading

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