News & Events


3 October 2018 - International Rubery Book Awards

My book has been shortlisted in the Non-fiction category of the 2018 International Book Awards.

 


12 September 2018 - The audio-book is now available!!

The audio-book version of Blades of Grass is now downloadable from Amazon's Audible website. Click here.

 


26 June 2018 - Book Excellence Awards Announced!!

Another award! Today I received the wonderful news that I have been announced as a Book Excellence Award finalist in the Biography category !!!!

 


23 May 2018 - National Indie Excellence Awards Announced!!

Today I received the joyous news that I have been announced as a finalist in NIEA's Biography Historical category !!!!

 


17 May 2018 - Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalists Announced!!

Today I received the joyous news that I have been announced as a finalist in NGIBA's Biography category !!!!

 


11 May 2018 - Publicity campaign coming to an end

LAVIDGE is currently winding up the campaign by following up previously pitched media.

 


2 May 2018 - Publicity campaign continues

LAVIDGE is this week focused on pitching to media based in Finland as well as following up previously pitched media.

 


26 April 2018 - Publicity campaign continues

LAVIDGE is this week focused on targeted pitching to media publications focused on Foreign Conflict, Human Rights and Social Issues and targeted pitching to English speaking media publications in China as well as to History and Chinese/Asian interest publications in UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

 


21-22 April 2018 - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

I had a great time at the festival meeting lots of people and signing my book for them

 


12 April 2018 - Publicity campaign continues

LAVIDGE is this week targeting media in the areas around Los Angeles and Hollywood prior to the LA Times Festival of Books which I'll be attending in just over a week's time.

 


4 April 2018 - Publicity campaign starts

Over the next couple of months an extensive publicity campaign is being conducted by LAVIDGE. Yesterday a press release was posted on PrWeb which has already been picked up by a range of news sites.

 


27 March 2018 - 5-Star rated Review

Today I received a 5-Star rated review from Readers' Favorite which you can read HERE

 


8 March 2018 - Book signing in LA 21-22 April

Next month I will be visiting Los Angeles to attend the LA Times Festival of Books 2018 where I will be having book signing sessions on both days of the event (21 & 22 April 2018)

 


6 March 2018 - Re-publishing

Blades of Grass has now been re-published in two volumes, making for a more comfortably sized book to handle.

 


1 March 2018 - Audio-book version

Blades of Grass will soon be available to download as an audio-book.

 


28 February 2018 - Cinema advertising

Advertising in cinemas in Australia will soon commence.

 


24 October 2017 - An Indie "premier title"

Blades of Grass has been posted as an Indie "premier title" on Baker & Taylor's Emerging Voices Microsite

 

 


17 October 2017 - Posted another promotional video YouTube

 


20 July 2017 - Online interview with Dave Hodgson

An online radio interview with Dave Hodgson on the Internet talk radio network Talk Radio Europe which can be heard here.

 


9 May 2017 - A Memorable Visit to Oxford

Following my book signing event at St George’s School, Harpenden, I visited Aylwin’s alma mater Wadham College, Oxford and also had the honour and pleasure to pass my uncle’s letters and other documents into the safekeeping of The Bodleian Library for posterity and wider availability to scholars and researchers. The archive will be held in the Bodleian’s Weston Library’s Special Collections.

 


8 May 2017 - Book Signing in Harpenden

A book launch and signing event was organised in the chapel at my uncle's old school, St George's, Harpenden.

 


19 April 2017 - Online interview with Rick Bell

An online radio interview with Rick Bell on the Internet talk radio network TogiNet Radio which can be heard here.

 


24 March 2017 - Online interview with Stu Taylor

An online radio interview with Stu Taylor on Money Matters Radio, Boston, which can be heard here.

 


27 April 2017 - Promotional video posted on YouTube

 


October 2015 - My uncle mentioned by President Xi Jinping at Buckingham Palace

As an indication to the wider world on how my uncle George Aylwin Hogg is still regarded today in China, he was mentioned by President Xi Jinping in his speech at the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in October 2015 where he was referred to as Ho-Ke, Hogg’s name in Chinese, 2 minutes 55 seconds into the video. Listen to speech on YouTube:

 

 

 

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