Notice to Internet Explorer users
Please note Internet Explorer users with versions 9 and 10 now need to enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 encrytion protocols in order to access the secure sections of our site, including checkout and account access. Windows users should also consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, or switching to Firefox or Chrome.
Instructions for Enabling TLS 1.1 and 1.2 in Internet Explorer versions 9 and 10.
1) On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2) In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
3) In the Security category towards the bottom, check "Use TLS 1.1" and "Use TLS 1.2".
4) Click OK.
5) Exit and restart Internet Explorer.
Francis Plug – Writer in Residence
by Paul Ewen
Galley Beggar paperback (signed by author)
From Don Quixote to Alan Partridge, delusion lies at the heart of many lasting comic creations. Francis Plug follows that tradition. Yet amid the slapstick Ewen touches on serious points: the closure of libraries, the pomposity (and bad writing) of internationally acclaimed authors, and a changing world of higher learning where students are now consumers. And his continued fictional encounters with real writers on the promotional circuit — Pullman, Chabon, Franzen, Lessing — offer some wonderful laughs. Plug is a Wetherspoons Wodehouse, a dole-queue Defoe, a pissed-up Pepys. Ben Myers Spectator