Women on the Shelf – Run by Ann Patchett

Bernadette had been dead two weeks when her sisters showed up in Doyle’s living room asking for the statue back. Ann Patchett certainly knows how to write an arresting beginning to a story! [...]

Why publishing is all about community

Britain’s Next Bestseller is a new publishing imprint with a difference. We want to shake up the way the publishing industry works. We feel that the industry is unbalanced. It’s dominated by the big players. For small players with smaller voices it can be difficult to be heard. Even the most [...]

Women on the Shelf – The Gathering Night

The Gathering Night by Margaret Elphinstone (368 pages) Reviewed by A W Donovan I have always loved historical novels and found The Gathering Night gripping and a joy to read. It is set in the Mesolithic era, approx. 8000 yrs ago , and describes the lives of hunter gatherers. The story unfolds [...]

Must reads by Anne Casey

Phil Birch, business editor here at the3rdimagazine, has written a business book with a twist. It has all the “must haves” you would expect to see in a business book but the ‘twist’ is that this book looks at business from an ethical dimension. Sounds too radical? Clearly [...]

Must reads by Jane Kenyon

I get bored pretty easily with business books too Karen – they all sound the same after a while. I prefer personal stories so like the odd biography and Branson’s journey is an inspiring one as he is such a maverick. His latest Business Stripped Bare is worth a punt, his quote on the reverse of [...]

Find me a business book …

I have never read a business book. That is not something I am proud of, or ashamed by, it is simply a statement of fact. In truth it is also somewhat of an exaggeration. I have read lots of business books, either to review for the3rdimagazine or as part of my MBA or other line of academic study. [...]
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