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Friday procrastination: link love – odd book titles, Doctor Who and Royal Mail

By Kirsty McHugh, OUP UK

Link love is coming to you from the UK this week. Spring has finally sprung in Oxford and I’m hoping that this glorious sunshine lasts through the weekend. It has been somewhat torturous to have to look at it through the office window all week! However, while you wait for those final few hours of the working week to tick by, here are some links to help you to the end of the day.

Twitter has unveiled its advertising plans. Are you following @oupblogUSA?

The winner of the annual Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title is Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes.

Internal BBC memos have revealed that the Doctor Who regeneration sequences were inspired by the “hell and dank horror” of┬ábad acid trips.

The Royal Mail is issuing a new set of stamps featuring endangered species of British wildlife.

Richard Dawkins says the Pope should stand trial over the Catholic child abuse scandals. The blog comments should be interesting if nothing else…

The Times chooses their 8 favourite weather forecasters.

How NOT to respond to a literary agent’s rejection letter.

Has the trend for literary zombie mash-ups gone on for too long?

The Independent asks why bands bother making albums for young children.

The BBC News website has a handy guide to where the three main UK political parties stand as we gear up for the general election on May 6th.

For a slightly more irreverent take on the election (regardless of your political allegiances) you could always try this slapometer.

Recent Comments

  1. Paula

    I think that Colleen Lindsay was wrong to reveal the name of the person who sent her an angry email in reply to her rejection email. It’s understandable that she would want to embarrass him but she should have shown some restraint. She stooped almost to his level by posting his name on her blog.

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