Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
Jamie writes to his fans.........
So, it's a big week here in the UK with
Her Majesty the Queen celebrating 60 years on the throne. To help you mark
the occasion, we've got some great bits and pieces on
the site for planning an extra special Jubilee picnic or barbecue. Round up
your mates, get outdoors and raise a glass to a very special lady.
Fifteen restaurant is celebrating its 10th
birthday this year so on Saturday 30 June we're pushing the boat out with a
full-on street party and
farmers' market – there'll be amazing food and live music, as
well as a whole load of other exciting things going on. It's going to be a
great day, so be sure to get involved, if you can.
After so many requests, we're now taking
bookings for parties of any size across all our Jamie's Italian restaurants.
If you're after a table, you can book online or give the restaurant a call.
But don't worry if the time you're after isn't available, we're still a
"walk-in" restaurant too, so just pop in and we'll get you a
table as soon as we can.
The first ever global Food Revolution Day
has now come and gone, and what a success! I want to say a huge thank you to
everyone who played a part in making it such a wonderful day. Let's do it
all again next year, and make it even bigger and better!
I'll also be at Taste Festival in both
Dublin and London this month. Bring on the summer – it's going to be a mad