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Atwood Tate’s Literary Christmas Stocking Wish List!

We are very festive here at Atwood Tate, and most importantly, we’re all such huge fans of books! I’ve decided to ask my fellow colleagues which book they would like to find in their Christmas Stocking this year!

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Kathryn Flicker our Temps Administrator wished for `Twas the Nightshift before Christmas’ by Adam Kay.

“Because I loved `This is Going to Hurt’, which was

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funny and heart breaking at the same time!”

Azraa Oozeerally would love to find Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo in her stocking this Christmas!

“I’ve been interested in reading it after seeing all the great reviews it received, especially after it won the Booker Prize! It sounds like an original read and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!”

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Novia Kingshott our Temps Senior Recruitment Consultant is hoping to find Rick Stein’s Secret France in her Christmas stocking!

“I have been watching the series on BBC as he travels of the beaten track in France finding amazing restaurants cooking fabulous French

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food!”

Our Associate Director, Helen Speedy is hoping to finally get Jonathan Coe’s Middle England!

“This novel has been on my wish list since it came out in 2018, but I still haven’t had a chance to read it.  I love Jonathan Coe and his darkly humorous commentary on society and the human condition.  I can’t wait to settle down in a cosy spot with a slice of Christmas cake and read Middle England cover to cover in one sitting, so I do hope someone puts it in my stocking!”

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Catherine Roney’s Christmas stocking book wish is, Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes!

“I am a huge Jojo Moyes fan, and cannot wait to get a copy of her latest book. Set in England in the late 1930s, it is a story about two women and a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to those who are poor or lost. This book is based on a true story and sounds exactly like the wonderful and motivational read needed to start off the New Year

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well.”

Parissa Bagheri is dying to get Around the World in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh!

“I couldn’t attend the Bloomsbury event on it but I’ve been interested in this since I first heard about it and it took home the title of Best Travel Book at last night’s National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards!”

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Last but not least, our consultant Clare Chan is hoping to get 1Q84 by Murakami!

“I love his fiction, but I haven’t managed to get around to this classic!”

If you’re in need of some great books as gifts this year then here are some of the best books of 2019:

  • The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams and Tony Ross –this book would be great for the younger ones to find in their stocking!
  • Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes by Catherine Allinson, Kate Allinson, and Kay Featherstone, is the perfect stocking gift for someone who is passionate about cooking! (I have it myself and think it’s the handiest book ever!!)
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood for someone who is a fan of Atwood this would be the best gift to find in their stocking!

There have been so many amazing books released this year, so there are plenty to choose from for the perfect literary gift! Here at Atwood Tate we cannot wait to see what books we’ll be blessed with next year!

Wishing you all have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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Atwood Tate Book Club: Christmas

Welcome back to the Atwood Tate Book Club, where we reveal what books have a special place on our shelves! For this entry our team of publishing recruitment specialists are delighted to bring you our festive favourites, that keep us feeling warm during the winter months and get us in the Christmas spirit!

 

Charlotte Tope, Publishing Recruitment Consultant

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.

Christmas is a time of indulgence, togetherness with loved ones and a shared experience. This book offers advice of how to make the most of your feeling of home and comfort.

Charlotte says: ` Christmas is for everything cosy, and this is pretty much the festive season rolled up into a book. Best read with hot chocolate, PJ’s and a blanket.’

 

Anna Slevin, Temps & Freelancers Administrator

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This is an alternative present where the UK is about to join the Eurozone, when two brothers find a bag stuffed with stolen money they have less than 3 weeks to spend all of it before the Great British Pound becomes worthless. Young enough to think this is a good idea… old enough to have their own problems anyway. Centred around the value of money and giving, this is a perfect read for this time of year.

Anna says: `Millions is one of those odd books that is intrinsically linked to the screenplay as the author did both but I think the book is better! The perfect Christmas book where you work out what’s important to you with a measure of sainthood thrown in.’

 

Helen Speedy, Associate Director

The Box of Delights by John Masefield

 

The story is set during the Christmas holiday when the protagonist, Kay Harker, returns home from school and gets mixed up in a magical and sometimes menacing adventure around a magical box.

Helen says: `It’s an exciting and atmospheric mystery story and for me means Christmas with themes of magic and wonder. There was an amazing TV series in the early 1980s which my brother and I watched avidly and I wish the BBC would re-run this, as I think children today would love it as well.’

 

Parissa Bagheri, Trainee Publishing Recruitment Consultant 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 

A Christmas classic that warms the heart! Where the reader witnesses the protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge change into a kinder man after visits from the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.

Parissa says: `I just love Dickens and A Christmas Carol is one of my favourites! It’s one for everyone to enjoy whilst being cosy at home with some Christmas music playing in the background!’

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Our Christmas Reads 2016

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It’s Christmas Eve Eve! And today is the last day in the office for the Atwood Tate Staff. As such, we’re all looking forward to going home, being with our families and settling down with some good Christmas reads before the big day on Sunday!

We were discussing our Christmas Reads in the office and realised that we are reading across a wide range of genres this year! Some of us are reading Christmas Classics, others are settling down to read bestselling novels they’ve been meaning to read for a while and others are reading Christmas themed tales with their children!

There’s a real mix of fiction, poetry, genre and the best of famous Christmas literature!

Take a look at what we’ll be reading this Christmas!

Our Christmas Reads

Ellie will be reading:

  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dicken
  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement C More

Michael is reading:

  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Helen and her Family will be reading:

  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  • The Complete Short Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Christmas Reads

Karine is reading:

  • The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Alison will be reading:

  • All the Days and Nights by William Maxwell

Olivia is reading:

  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

What are you reading this Christmas? A Christmas classic to get you in the Christmassy mood or a book that’s been sat on your To-Be-Read shelf for the last year?

Let us know in the comments below or via social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram.

 

*** Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our offices will be closed Monday 26th December – Monday 2nd January, reopening Tuesday 3rd January. You can still register with Atwood Tate online at www.atwoodtate.co.uk***

 

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Blogmas: Day 23

Blogmas: Day 23

It’s day 23 the last day of Blogmas (For us!) we’ll be continuing our Instagram Advent Calendar until Christmas Day but today marks the end of our fun quizzes, competitions and giveaway!

We finish on a high note with a fun Christmas Quiz and be sure to check our out very, extra special Infographic on Facebook today! They’ll also be one final Blog post and then we’ll be on our Merry Christmas way!

Merry Christmas!

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Blogmas: Day 22

Blogmas: Day 22

We’re nearly there! It’s Day 22…just two more days and we can all go home, or to our family’s, and eat food and watch TV!

But first we’re releasing our 3rd Youtube video on our brand-new channel and we’re going to be live on twitter and in the office answering questions, registrations and trying to catch up on our scanning!

What are you doing the last few days before Christmas? Let us know on  Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram!

Merry Christmas!

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Blogmas: Day 21

Blogmas: Day 21

We’re into the final countdown of Christmas now as it’s Day 21! Today is jam-packed with work!

It is also the last day of our Twitter Q&As! We will be answering questions from 12:30-1:30pm about any publishing subject you wish: Work Experience, CVs, Interviews…anything! Tag @AtwoodTate or use the hashtag #AskAtwood!

We will also be releasing a new blog post! So watch out for that!

Let us know if you’re excited for Christmas on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram!

Not long now until Christmas!

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Blogmas: Day 20

Blogmas: Day 20

Today is the last day of our Instagram Competitions so make sure you’ve head over there and take part to win a prize! We will also be active on Twitter and continuing to work on all registrations, jobs and future positions! We’re going to be busy but we’re always free for a chat if you need some advice on registering, a job or work experience advice!

We’ll be getting ready for tomorrow’s Q&A as well! So if you do have any outstanding question feel free to ask away then, on  Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Merry Christmas!

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Blogmas: Day 19

Blogmas: Day 19

We’re on Day 19 of December which means we’re in the last days before Christmas! The excitement is palpable! Have you got your presents wrapped? Is Christmas music still blaring? Let us know on Twitter today!

Today’s Christmas Blogmas Agenda includes:

  • A new Blog post (to be confirmed) for you all to read and enjoy
  • Our Instagram Advent Calendar Continues – the numbers are getting larger! Yay!
  • Facebook Infographic – exclusive to our Facebook page! For more information about Publishing check this out!

Only one more work week to go so be sure to get registered now to avoid the rush after Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

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Blogmas: Day 16

Blogmas: Day 16

It’s the big reveal of our Christmas Giveaway winner! We can’t wait to send all the goodies to the lucky recipient!

Today is also CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY! Make sure you check out our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see what jumper’s we’ll be rocking in the office! Don’t forget to share your pics too! We’d love to see!

We will also be releasing a new Blog Post today and our weekly Christmas Quiz – theme to be confirmed! – over on our Facebook page! It’s going to be a great day with only 9 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas!

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Blogmas: Day 15

It’s the 15th! 10 days to go! Have you done you’re Christmas shopping today? Well hopefully we have as we’re going to our Christmas Office Lunch at 2pm! But before that we will be posting our 2nd Youtube video on our brand new Youtube Channel! Make sure you check out this one and the previous video, for more tips and tricks to getting into publishing!

Today is also the LAST DAY to enter the BLOGMAS GIVEAWAY we have running! All entries must be in by Midnight tonight! We will release the name of the winner tomorrow so make sure you have entered to have a chance of winning a Huge Stocking of Christmas Goodies! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Let us know how your Christmas month is going! Sick of Christmas music yet – we’re not! Come and say hello on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. I’m sure we’ll be posting during our meal too!

Merry Christmas!

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