Author Spotlight: Mary V. Macauley

This week, we’re proud to celebrate American writer Mary V. Macauley. It is technically Black History Month in the UK (the USA and Canada celebrate it in February), but we’re thrilled to be making new friends and connections around the world, especially as Mary’s first book was published while she was living in England. Pushing … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Mary V. Macauley

Black History Month: From the Comoros to Scotland

Abdourahim was born in the Comoros Archipelago on the island of Grande Comoro (Ngazidja) in 1953 into a family of ten and grew up in the capital city of Moroni. There, he received both his primary and secondary education. Following the award of his French Baccalaureate Diploma, he got a scholarship to further his studies … Continue reading Black History Month: From the Comoros to Scotland

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Black British writers, publishers and bookshops – because we love books! Last week we started celebrating Black History Month with general information and links to organisations or sources (more knowledgeable than us) to explain anti-racism and white allyship. This week we’re honouring some of the Black British people at the forefront of bringing us arguably … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Flash fiction – Pets, animals and the natural world – Winner Announcement

During September we asked you to send in your flash fictions on the topic of pets, animals and the natural world. Thank you to all those who took the time to enter. All the Autumn Voices staff held a secret ballot to choose our favourite and the eventual winner was: Roger Knight, who’s 70 and … Continue reading Flash fiction – Pets, animals and the natural world – Winner Announcement

Anne Dunford reviews – How to Love Animals in a Human Shaped World by Henry Mance

This is a book that I would love to give to as many people as possible. I wish that someone had written something similar many years ago. However, with the increasing concern about climate change and more people becoming aware of a plant-based diet or veganism, this is probably a more opportune moment for a … Continue reading Anne Dunford reviews – How to Love Animals in a Human Shaped World by Henry Mance

A Book Shop Tuck Shop cat

Dear Orlando, I am a sixty-four-year-old Tuxedo cat and have always considered myself a fine example of my breeding, but I must confess I’ve let things slip on the exercise front during lockdown and gained some unwanted ounces. I’ve always been very active; I am extremely fond of night-prowling, terrorising dogs and occasionally engaging in … Continue reading A Book Shop Tuck Shop cat