In October the entire Fairlight Books team took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Take on 12 fundraising campaign. We were encouraged by Sum Ergo Cogito, a short story from our recently published collection The Madonna of the Pool by Helen Stancey. Sum Ergo Cogito is a tale of a woman struggling with dementia, told with snapshots
Our Story of the Week is a literary story from the writer Paul Sutton Reeves. Paul’s writing experience covers a range of styles. He wrote the biography of avant-garde musician Bill Nelson and worked as a freelance journalist on the topics of music and economics. Paul also teaches economics and is a ‘veteran of a number of obscure
After a month of many imaginative submissions and some hard choices it’s time to announce the three winners of our Oxford Reading Spots Photography Competition! In case you missed the release of our shortlist on Instagram, you can admire our finalists below. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for more bookish
Our Story of the Week is a haunting story from the writer Greg Forrester. Greg started writing in secondary school, producing four chapters of a clear Lord of the Rings rip-off, that, ‘thankfully’, no longer exists. Since then, he’s continued to pursue his passion, earning creative writing degrees from the University of Sunderlan
Our Story of the Week is a tender love story from the writer D A Adamson. D A Adamson started writing short stories at junior school where he excelled at English Language and English Literature. His life has evolved around the written word through a lifetime as an advertising copywriter. During his life Adamson worked in the US and Sc
There’s something magical about bookshops. It’s easy to let the rest of the world fall away as you browse gateways to hundreds of different stories, surrounded by friendly people and the soothing smell of books. Some bookshops are so enchanting that they’ve become destinations themselves. We’ve hunted down ten of these unique book
Our Story of the Week is a scary story from the writer John Lee Langton. John turned to writing later in life, first taking a creative writing evening course at a local college, and then following up a couple of years later with the prestigious Diploma in Creative writing from Kellogg College, the graduate college of The University of
Have you ever borrowed an eBook or digital audiobook from your library? Did you even know you could? Well you can! This is another free service offered by libraries to make books more accessible and promote reading. For libraries week, 9th-14th of October, we want to show our support by explaining how to borrow eBooks from your library.