Minecraft, autism and fatherhood: a Q&A with author Keith Stuart

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A Boy Made Of Blocks is a rare gem of a book; a tale that’s heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. The story of a father’s struggle to come to terms with his son’s autism, told against a setting of the meteorically successful video game Minecraft, has well and truly struck a chord with readers…Read the full article…

The secrets of networking success

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Networking. It’s a necessity in today’s world; a skill that even the meekest of souls must master in order to thrive and survive within highly-competitive corporate environments. But winning over the attention, hearts and minds of complete strangers is hard work. It doesn’t come easy to many of us.  Last week I had the opportunity…Read the full article…

Book Review: Keith Stuart’s A Boy Made Of Blocks

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I had a sneaky suspicion, before even turning the first page of Keith Stuart’s debut novel, that I would really enjoy it. Having been marketed as “the most uplifting novel of the year” and received a glowing endorsement from Graeme Simsion, writer of The Rosie Project - one of my favourite reads in recent years - I was…Read the full article…

The Ghostbusters gender debate: which side are you on?

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If anyone should have an axe to grind with the new Ghostbusters reboot, it’s me. I have lived and breathed Ghostbusters for pretty much my entire life. Watching both original movies hundreds of times, consuming more comic books and episodes of The Real Ghostbusters than I care to count, and continuing to cherish my worryingly extensive collection of action figures inspired by the franchise…Read the full article…

Piggate: is it really that important?

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Lord Ashcroft’s explosive accusations about British Prime Minister David Cameron really are the stuff that tabloid dreams are made of. The claims do not need to be repeated here and now: quite frankly, you’d have to be living under a sizeable rock to not have heard about what the Conservative Party leader is alleged to…Read the full article…

Feeling foxy: did people power influence controversial vote?

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Just 24 hours ago, there appeared to be a strong likelihood that foxhunting would make a return in the United Kingdom. The alleged “sport” of chasing and ultimately killing terrified animals was outlawed by the Labour Government more than a decade ago. However, only two months after winning a surprise overall majority in the 2015…Read the full article…