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Lucy-Jack Reynolds, who died aged 20 in March, would be “proud and thrilled” at Muswell Press’ writing competition and anthology Queer Life, Queer Love says mum Sarah

101 images and testimonies from around the UK are published in a book that began as an idea by swimmers at Crouch End’s Park Road pool

The Highgate rower channels the lessons of three Olympics and a decade in diplomacy in her book to redefine winning beyond the ‘first past the post’ mentality

Call by Hampstead volunteer, who handed out poetry anthologies during lockdown, to submit pandemic poems which will reveal ‘the mood of the nation’

Hannah Tovey’s debut The Education of Ivy Edwards is billed as a cross between Fleabag and Gavin and Stacey as newly single heroine embarks on a vodka-tinged learning curve

A new book by Kentish Town author Elliot James reveals the touching tale of Coward’s philanthropic years as President of the actor’s orphanage

An Engineer Like Me by Dr Shini Somara follows Zara around the city asking her gran questions like How do roller coasters do loop-the-loops and how do planes stay up?

“One of the lessons of history, surely, is that we don’t learn the lessons of history.”

Max Porter reads his acclaimed novel at Islington’s Union Chapel to raise funds for homelessness charity The Margins Project

James and Sam’s Readr mails out a monthly paperback to subscribers then holds a virtual book club to discuss it

Whether singing with Martin Luther King or playing Woodstock, the American folk singer tirelessly used her popularity to champion peace and social justice says Liz Thomson

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