Posts tagged "United Kingdom"
Amazon Watch (5/2015)

Amazon Watch (5/2015)

The book industry’s favourite monster has again produced quite a lot of news. Here is my digest. I am sorry that I was not able to take a look at Amazon’s quarterly results just yet – they will only be published on Friday.   As we know, Amazon is always looking for new ways of...
Amazon Watch (4/2015)

Amazon Watch (4/2015)

The book industry’s favourite monster does not let us down when it comes to news. Here is what I found worth looking at. In what could turn into a Ground Hog Day issue for Amazon, the European commission has finally got up on its legs to look at the tax deals that have made the...
Poetry Please: Poems on this Blog, 2013/2014

Poetry Please: Poems on this Blog, 2013/2014

Dear friends, since mid-2013, you can always find a Poem for the Weekend on this blog – and sometimes, there is a poem in between, as well. This is a list of all the poems published here in 2013 and 2014. I hope you enjoy browsing! Yours, Holger   Author (Country) Title (Language) Published Angelou,...
Amazon Watch (51/2014)

Amazon Watch (51/2014)

  All the news and chit chat around the online behemoth tend to crowd the daily publishing news agenda. Starting in January 2015, I will bring you a weekly digest of the top news from Amazonia. Here is a taste of what you can expect. Let me know what you think!        ...
Dylan Thomas - 100 years today. "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night"

Dylan Thomas – 100 years today. “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”

Today, 100 years ago, Dylan Thomas was born. He is arguably the finest poet the English language has had in the 20th century. Raise a cheer for the great Welshman, and maybe a glass or two…   If you cannot hear the sound properly, click here. Dylan Thomas ( 1914 – 1953) was a Welsh poet...
Poetry Please: Philip Larkin, "MCMXIV"

Poetry Please: Philip Larkin, “MCMXIV”

MCMXIV by Philip Larkin     Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is considered one of the most important English poets of the 20th century. Working as a librarian for more than thirty years, Larkin shunned publicity and declined the post of Poet Laureate in 1984, following John Betjeman’s death. The Whitsun Weddings is a collection of 32 poems published...
Poem for the Holidays: Philip Larkin, "The Whitsun Weddings"

Poem for the Holidays: Philip Larkin, “The Whitsun Weddings”

The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin             Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is considered one of the most important English poets of the 20th century. Working as a librarian for more than thirty years, Larkin shunned publicity and declined the post of Poet Laureate in 1984, following John Betjeman’s death. The Whitsun...
Poem for the Weekend: Emily Brontë, "Love and Friendship", read by Maureen Lipman

Poem for the Weekend: Emily Brontë, “Love and Friendship”, read by Maureen Lipman

Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë     Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet. Her only novel, Wuthering Heights, is considered a classic of English literature. Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë     Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet. Her only novel, Wuthering Heights,...