Shiny New Books is Four!

Dear Readers, It so happened that Shiny New Books turned four-years-old in April, on the 7th to be precise, and we were all so busy we didn’t notice. When we started Shiny in April 2014, our aim was to be a quarterly magazine, with up to one hundred pages of reviews and articles each issue.…

The Eds discuss Shiny spring-cleaning!

Dear Shiny Readers, We hope you’re liking the new look for Shiny. We feel it’s cleaner, and it is nice to have the most recent posts higher up the front page for longer. Whilst we’re in spring-cleaning mode, the Shiny Eds have been discussing how we share our content with you. Outside of the website…

A very Happy Shiny Christmas to you all…

Dear Shiny Readers   Another year has gone whizzing by as Shiny comes to the end of its fourth year. This has been a year of some big changes for us editors, and for you our loyal readers. Two of our hard-working co-editors decided to step back – Victoria for health reasons, and Simon because…

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Jane Austen Week at Shiny

Introduction by Harriet Jane Austen died two hundred years ago, on 18 July 1817, at the age of just 41. She had anonymously published four novels – Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815). Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published after her death, in 1818. They were all…

Welcome to the new style Shiny New Books

We’re back!  We have a new site design and a new way of sharing our content with our readers. We’re changing from our former ‘magazine’ format, in which we published lots of new pages in big batches every couple of months (and giving you too much to read in one sitting), to continuous posting. Each…