I am currently re-reading Middlemarch. It’s a good twenty years since I last ploughed through it and I’d forgotten one important fact: at the start of the book, when Dorothea Brooke makes the appallingly stupid mistake of marrying Edward Casaubon, thirty years her senior, she is only nineteen.
OK, so this is a thought exercise, an attempt to funnel life’s complexity into a bookish article, because – surely – no one work deserves the title of The Book … Continue reading
I was fourteen in 1989. The Troubles in Northern Ireland had been going on since before I was born and those of us who only knew our country in this … Continue reading
After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.
One year 4 reading group at Ruardean Church of England Primary School are such fans of Mo O’Hara, that when they heard her new book was coming out, they wanted … Continue reading
There are quite a lot of perks to being an author/bookworm, and one of them is being lucky enough to nab early copies of some of the best YA … Continue reading
The Misper is the thrilling new YA novel by Bea Davenport, published by Conrad Press. “I knew this girl, you see. A sort of a friend. No one thought she … Continue reading
What Does Representation Mean to Me By Mo O’Hara At times in my relationship with my literary agent she has been… An advisor, an editor, an advocate, a negotiator, … Continue reading