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London Book Fair 2012

Posted by Beth Cox on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,


Last week was the 41st annual London Book Fair, and the first time I’d ever spent the whole three days there.

Having spent the past couple of months trying to arrange meetings with publishers, I got the train to London on Monday morning, armed with the comfiest shoes I could find, blister plasters (just in case), paracetamol, business cards, lots of enthusiasm and a little trepidation; this would be my first London Book Fair as a fully fledged freelancer and I needed to make a good...

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What does the word ‘diversity’ mean to you?

Posted by Beth Cox on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : Diversity 


The Oxford Dictionary of English defines ‘diversity’ as the state of being diverse and ‘diverse’ as showing a great deal of variety; very different.

Yet, even without a qualifier such as ‘cultural’ diversity, the word is often used in a non-diverse way, and limited to ethnicity. Very often diversity conferences and awards focus solely on heritage and ethnicity, therefore excluding the very people whom they should be including.

The same is true of the terms inclusion and e...

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