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Dickimaw Books is a publishing imprint set up in 2012 by Dr Nicola L. C. Talbot for her LaTeX textbooks, crime fiction and children's illustrated fiction. Dickimaw Books is based in Saxlingham Nethergate. The books are printed and distributed by Lightning Source, see their Environmental Responsible Forestry page to find out about their chain of custody (CoC) certifications.

I realise that some people who are only interested in fiction can be a little daunted by the (La)TeX information on this site, so I've created a public Facebook Page that just has literary, events and local information on it. I also have a Goodreads Author Profile.

Recent News

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August 2016

2016-08-15
Update: glossaries-extra v1.07 released.

July 2016

2016-07-31
Update: mfirstuc v2.04 released.
2016-07-29
Update: mfirstuc v2.03 released.
2016-07-28
Update: datatool v2.27 released.
2016-07-20
Update: datatool v2.26 released.
2016-07-14
Update: texosquery v1.1 released.
2016-07-13
Goodreads Giveaway for "Quack, Quack, Quack. Give My Hat Back!" closed. Congratulations to the five winners.
2016-07-12
Update: datetime2 v1.5.2 released.
2016-07-08
New package: texosquery v1.0 released.
2016-07-07
The Dress the Teddy Game has been rewritten by my son, Cameron, so that it uses JavaScript instead of being a Java applet.
2016-07-06
DRM-free ebook edition of "The Private Enemy" added to Smashwords' Summer/Winter promotion. 50% off while promotion lasts (ends 31st July 2016). The discount code is displayed in the book's catalogue entry. Remember to use it at the Smashwords' checkout.

June 2016

2016-06-27
Blog post Crime and SF.
2016-06-18
Update: glossaries-extra v1.06 released.
2016-06-16
Blog post A Little Duck with a Hat.
2016-06-10
Update: glossaries-extra v1.05 released.
2016-06-09
Update: glossaries v4.25 released.
2016-06-06
Update: makeglossariesgui v2.0 released.
2016-06-05
Update: datetime2 v1.5.1 released.
2016-06-04
Update: datetime2 v1.5 released.

May 2016

2016-05-27
Update: glossaries v4.24 released.
2016-05-14
Added testidx.sty to Experimental Code page
2016-05-08
Updated LaTeX Resources page (broken links removed or substituted).
2016-05-02
Update: glossaries-extra v1.04 released.
Added more glossaries-extra examples to the gallery.
2016-05-01
Updated version of LaTeX Community Article Glossaries, Nomenclature, Lists of Symbols and Acronyms published (now includes information about glossaries-extra).

April 2016

2016-04-30
Update: glossaries v4.23 released.
2016-04-27
Update: glossaries-extra v1.03 released.
2016-04-25
Update: glossaries-extra v1.02 released.
2016-04-19
Update: glossaries v4.22 released.
New glossaries-styles gallery.
2016-04-15
Blog post Every Little Counts.
2016-04-06
Blog post Imagination.

March 2016

2016-03-16
Update: venndiagram v1.1 released.
2016-03-11
Goodreads Giveaway for The Foolish Hedgehog closed. Congratulations to the five winners.
2016-03-10
Blog post The Hippochette.
2016-03-09
Update: datetime2-english v1.04 released.
2016-03-03
Blog post World Book Day 2016.

February 2016

2016-02-10
Blog post The Tale of The Foolish Hedgehog.

January 2016

2016-01-24
Update: glossaries v4.21 released.
New package glossaries-extra v1.0 uploaded to CTAN.
2016-01-22
Update: datetime2 v1.3 released.
2016-01-18
Update: LaTeX for Administrative Work v1.2 (minor corrections).
2016-01-18
Update: datatool v2.25 released.
Update: datetime2-english v1.02 released.
2016-01-13
Update: datatool v2.24 released.
2016-01-12
I now have an author profile on GoodReads.
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What's In a Name?

I often get asked where does the name "Dickimaw" come from, so I thought I'd add a note about it here. I moved to Norfolk in the mid 1990s, but although I wasn't bred and born here I can claim to have a few drops (albeit very diluted) of Norfolk blood as my maternal grandfather's maternal grandfather was a Yarmouth man. Anyway, I have become very fond of the place and joined the Friends of Norfolk Dialect. I wanted to choose a name that was somehow inspired by Norfolk. There are lots of Canary this and Wherry that around, so instead I thought about the Norfolk expression "Heh yar fa’r got a dickey, bor?" and decided to merge the last two words, but an Internet search showed up quite a few hits for that, so I changed the masculine "bor" to the feminine "maw". Hence Dickimaw. Dew yew keep a' troshin!


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