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Saturday, 14 March 2009


format: A5, card cover, 120gsm pages (white)
page count: 32
description: a collection of text and images from a group of people, based loosely around the English town of Northampton (which used to be the capital of England back in the day http://www.jwjonline.net/northampton.php). It is poems, short stories, cartoons, photographs and art. Who are these people? Their names are, Rosalind Inett, Amy Pettifer, Chris East, Dan Brodie, Chris Baldwin, Natasha House, David Gillespie, Catherine Maskell, Becky Freestone, Shiri Webb, Jana Bentley, John Oldham. There is one story credited to 'Anon'. In reality this story is the work of Catherine Maskell and Chris East.
price: £2 (inc. worldwide shipping)

Any more information you can e-mail chriseast83[at]gmail.com

::: BUY IT HERE :::

(ps. Crispin Best made the following video review of the book. Check it out.)

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Semi Colons; If It Feels Good, Do It

Yesterday Chris and I did an interview for BBC Radio Northampton's "The Weekender" show, which is on every Friday night and is co-hosted by our lovely friend Natasha House. 

I don't know if it went very well. You can judge that for yourselves this Friday night at 6pm. Or here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/northamptonshire/weekender/weekender_20090313-1726a.mp3 

Er, I think I said a lot of stupid vacuous things. I hope there will be something of worth for the ears of the people of Northampton and that at least some people will understand what we are trying to do and be interested to seek it out and find out more. 

Soooooooooooooo, basically thanks to Chris' stubborn hard work and being at the beck and call of the printer for days upon days ("CHRIS! CHRIS!! I need more paper. I need more paper now Chris! Chris, where are you I need ink. INK INK INK INK INK I'm going to keep saying ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink. ink"), the first edition of anything by 'BUREAU DE BOOKS' is well and truly printed. Now it just needs to be stapled together. I'll probably try and help a bit with that now. 

But seriously, watch this space for imminent news of where you will be able to find this magnificent beast when the last staple has been stapled. You can of course buy it off of this very web-site-blog-page for a mere £2 (incl. postage). But Of Course! 

Thanks and Best Wishes

PS: If anyone can explain the mystery of the semi colon to me I'd appreciate it. I am currently relying upon the old age adage of "if it feels good, do it".