Julie Pentecost

Fundraising without a budget? Here’s a new idea!

What if you could engage and delight your supporters – and raise funds – for just the price of a couple of links on your website? This month at The Online Book Company, we’re excited to announce a brand new product to help you do precisely that. Set to launch in mid February, it will

What to look forward to in 2020

January can be a bleak month following the excitement of Christmas: cold and dark with summer seeming a long way off. Here then is our pick of some of the best looking films and books to look out for in 2020, to give us all something to look forward to! 1917 10th January sees the

Festive glow: Christmas light trails around the UK

The festive period is upon us and Christmas is just a few short sleeps away, so to help get everyone in the mood, here is a selection of the Christmas light trails taking place around the country. Here’s hoping for dry starry nights, steaming mugs of hot chocolate, and some wonderful nights out. Christmas at

A trip down memory lane with the Queen Mary

Once the epitome of luxury transatlantic travel, today the RMS Queen Mary, in all her Art Deco splendour, is still offering guests the finest food, entertainment and accommodation as a hotel, permanently berthed at California’s Long Beach. So what’s her link to The Online Book Company? Recently, the authorities in Long Beach who are responsible

Animal Requiem – Remembering Our Pets

When founder Rachel Fuller lost her much-loved pets, she sought to commemorate the profundity of that loss, and the joy of having animals by her side in life, with another passion she kept: music. Animal Requiem is the result of her skills as a composer, along with the collaboration and talents of Martin Batchelar, conductor

Tutankhamun’s treasures pay a final visit to the UK

There can be few finds in history to have captured the imagination more than the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt in 1922. Discovered in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor by Lord George Carnarvon and Howard Carter, it took Carter six years to excavate the tomb of the boy king – who was

Thank you – two little words with big impact

Thank you. Together, they’re two of the most powerful words we have. And said to supporters, they can have the most wonderful effect, but when is the best time to do it, and how? Common sense would suggest every time a supporter has done something for you, and of course, thanking someone for their time

October is Free Wills Month

It’s Free Wills Month – the biannual event that brings charities and solicitors together to offer people aged 55 and over the chance to have a simple Will written or updated free of charge. The last one took place in March and saw charities including Scope, National Trust, Stroke Association and RNLI take part, teaming