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News, Newspapers and Magazines
BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk
A wealth of resources, including current news and events, news by region, and a host of research areas.

Fleet Street Online
http://www.fleet-street.com/top.htm
Links to UK newspapers.

Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk
My personal favorite of online UK newspapers; especially good coverage of books and authors.

JournalismNet UK
http://www.journalismnet.com/uk/index.htm
Links to UK newspapers and databases, search tools, and other UK media.

Journalism UK
http://www.journalismuk.co.uk
A host of links to information sources, media, jobs, and other useful sites.

Magazines in the United Kingdom
http://www.travelconnections.com/Magazines/Unitedkingdom.htm
Extensive list of UK magazines; however, lots of broken links.

NewsNow: The UK's #1 News Portal
http://www.newsnow.co.uk
Searches 7567 news sources every five minutes for latest headlines and links to news sources throughout the UK.

(For historic magazines, see the Literature Links.)


Bookstores
Amazon.co.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk

Blackwell's Bookshops
http://www.bookbrain.co.uk

W.H. Smith Internet Bookshop
http://www.whsmith.co.uk/whs/go.asp?

Resources for Writers
Author.co.uk
http://www.author.co.uk/starting/index.htm

Author Network
http://www.author-network.com
UK site with lots of useful information, including articles, links, competition announcements, markets, etc.

British Guild of Travel Writers
http://www.bgtw.metronet.co.uk/

Burry Man Writers Centre
http://www.burryman.com
"A guide to more than 1800 hand-picked Internet sites from the U.S., UK, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and Canada."

Fictionette.com
http://www.fictionette.com
A UK site offering a range of resources for fiction writers.

FirstWriter.com
http://www.firstwriter.com
A UK writing site with loads of resources, including articles, contests and markets.

WriteLink
http://www.writelink.dabsol.co.uk
One of my personal favorites, this UK writing site offers a great list of markets and contests, plus an e-mail newsletter and several writing contests of its own.

Writers Circles
http://www.author.co.uk/circles/
Find a UK writers' group in your neighborhood through this site; also check the page on "Basic Ideas" for links, books, articles, and other useful resources.

Writing-World.com
http://www.writing-world.com
A U.S.-based writing site offering over 600 articles; includes a section for international writers at http://www.writing-world.com/international/index.shtml

Names and Name History
Names and Naming Resource Links
http://www.writing-world.com/links/names.shtml
For a huge selection of name resources, please visit our sister site, Writing-World.com.

Medieval Names Archive: English, Old English, and Anglo-Norman Names
http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/english.shtml
Excellent lists of names from a variety of periods); well-researched and definitive.

Irish Names
http://www.hylit.com/info/Names
Pronunciations, alternate spellings, and meanings for a wide variety of Irish names, including emigrant names, animal names, and genealogy.

 

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