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Larry Olmsted, author of REAL FOOD/FAKE FOOD, on CBC Radio q

Posted: 2016/08/10

Journalist Larry Olmsted, author of Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It, was a guest on CBC Radio q earlier this morning, and spoke to guest host Jelena Adzic about the economic, environmental, and health consequences of cheaper substitutes we find in the food industry.

If you missed his interview during the show, you can catch it again online here.

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HIS BLOODY PROJECT longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Posted: 2016/08/09

HIS BLOODY PROJECT, by Graeme Macrae Burnet, has been named to the longlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize!

Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, HIS BLOODY PROJECT opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae’s own memoirs where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae’s motive and his sanity into question. Scottish author Graeme Macrae Burnet has established a reputation for smart and literary mystery writing with his highly praised first novel, The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau, which was featured in the List’s Top Scottish Books of 2014 and was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. He was a winner of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award in 2013. 

HIS BLOODY PROJECT will be published in North America on October 4, 2016 by Skyhorse Publishing.

The Man Booker Prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The winner of The Man Booker Prize receives £50,000.

You can view the full 2016 Man Book Prize longlist here.

The shortlist will be announced on September 13.


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Remembering Austin Clarke

Posted: 2016/06/27

Thomas Allen and Son fondly remembers Austin Clarke, who passed away on Sunday. Clarke was the author of many books, including The Polished Hoe, and was a suuperb writer and a respected friend to many of us. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.



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Moving Announcement: Thomas Allen & Son

Posted: 2016/06/02

Thomas Allen & Son is moving

 Thomas Allen & Son is relocating its office and warehousing facilities and will be temporarily closed from June 17-20th, 2016.

 When: June 17-20, 2016

Where: 195 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 4T8 

There will be NO change to the following: 

  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Fax numbers
  • EDI order information

Please note that while this is the same location as Fitzhenry & Whiteside, all ordering, accounting, shipping, and returns operations remain entirely separate. DO NOT mix product returns for the two distributors.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside and Thomas Allen & Son remain separate businesses with independent operations. 


June 17 – Offices and warehouse are closed and cannot receive shipments or faxed orders. All email and EDI orders can continue as normal.

June 21 – All operations resume.


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