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Children’s book a “lifesaver” after cancer diagnosis

Talented illustrator Nandina Vines says working on a children's book during her treatment for breast cancer proved to be a "lifesaver". Ms Vines, who was always a keen drawer, enjoyed a long-lasting and...

From the editor: The Happiest Man on Earth

I have spent the past week reading The Happiest Man on Earth, written by 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku. In the book, Eddie recalls his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz concentration camp...

Prize-winning novelist to share his work

A new online event is set to bring award-winning writer Richard Flanagan to Newcastle. The Booker Prize-winning novelist will join journalist Jennifer Byrne for a discussion about his highly anticipated new book The...

Childhood discoveries kickstart new book series

Neil Patterson spent his childhood dreaming of living in Australia. He remembers as a young boy seeing photographs of his three cousins “playing on a sunny beach somewhere” and feeling “envious to the...

Knitting, tatting, and a nervous breakdown

When her boss claimed her conversations were “going around in circles” and suggested she needed to “go home”, Alison Evans knew something wasn’t quite right. She had always been a confident, capable, strong...

A collection of memories from life in the Holy Land

It was returning from war-torn countries and friends asking him to regale his experiences that led to Greg Blaze becoming a published author. The Novocastrian civil engineer, who played a leading role in...

Grandma writes book to help explain coronavirus

When Janice McKay’s grandchildren started asking her why COVID-19 meant they could no longer have their regular visits, the clinical psychologist decided to write them a book to explain it. The pair, now...

Keep an eye on the big picture during uncertain times

It’s time to take a leaf out of Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search For Meaning, and imagine what story we will tell in 10 or 20 years’ time of how we managed...