In 'The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers', gruesome fairy tales from around the world are re-told for contemporary readers. Here, author Jen Campbell reads one of the wonderfully grim tales from the book.

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Hauntingly good Halloween reads

20 Oct, 2021

Delve into a world of ghouls and ghosts, the occult and the undead (if you dare!). From the spooky to the downright sinister, these delightfully discomfiting reads will have you rapt.

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In this fascinating and illuminating episode, sex historian and Whores of Yore creator Dr. Kate Lister explores the subject of her brand new book ‘Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts’, centring the voices of sex workers in a history too often laden with myth, stereotype and stigma.

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Legendary illustrator Quentin Blake sits down with House of Illustration Deputy Chair Claudia Zeff to chat ‘Quentin Blake: A Year of Drawings’, an uplifting portfolio of previously unpublished work and a powerful testament to pandemic creativity.

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Naomi Parry, close friend and stylist of Amy Winehouse and curator of ‘Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black’ sits down with Associate Editor Phoebe Lindsley to discuss the ‘Amy worlds’ brought to life for the book – special sets celebrating Amy’s iconic fashion and punk attitude.

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We were honoured to celebrate the launch of 'Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black' at the Hawley Arms, Camden, alongside her friends, family, colleagues and fans.

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In this extract from ‘Artrage!’, author Elizabeth Fullerton revisits an explosive period in the 1990s when the Young British Artists’ attention-grabbing art exploded conventions with brazen disdain.

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Capturing and distributing pictures of oneself is hardly unique to ‘generation selfie’. Here we explore self-portraiture across the ages – including 16th-century influencers.

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In this extract from ‘Vivienne Westwood Catwalk’, Alexander Fury offers a glimpse inside the world of this epoch-defining designer. Since her catwalk debut in 1981, Westwood has smashed conventions and brought counter-cultural fashion to the world stage. In 2021, she continues to wield her endless curiosity and punk sensibilities in a ‘crusade against the expected’.

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In this unmissable extract from ‘Peter Blake: Collage’ curator Natalie Rudd speaks to legendary collage artist Peter Blake – creator of the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – about ‘artistic retirement’, the beauty of Google, and what The Spice Girls have to do with Duchamp.

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