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The Worst Way To Read A Book by Janet Edwards

The worst way to read a book is to study it in school. Until I was 16, my school forced me to study English Literature. I loathed, detested, abhorred, and … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Book That Changed My Life by Shirley-Anne McMillan (contains major spoilers!)

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

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The book that changed my writing life

After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

My top three books of 2017 were all by Shirley Jackson

First, the confession: I don’t read a lot of books. The day job is demanding, and I’ve got my own stories to worry about. Also, most of the books I … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Interview with a Children’s Bookseller

This week on Author Allsorts we’re talking about our favourite bookshops. One of mine has to be Nottingham Waterstones, mostly because it is *huge* — visiting it feels like a … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Desert Island Books by Kendra Leighton

Let’s assume I’ve already packed the survival guides (because I’d survive about two hours otherwise. Even camping is a bit too Robinson Crusoe for me). Here are the three fiction … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Visiting locations in books

You might think Baskerville Hall (of Sherlock Holmes/Hounds of… fame) is in Devon, but it isn’t. I’m glad I knew this before I set off down to South Wales for … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

But what about the map? by Donald Hounam

I don’t really see holidays as a chance to do any cutting-edge reading — there’s too much danger of dragging something on and off aeroplanes and discovering, halfway down page two, that it’s really only good for throwing at the local cats.

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Favourite Holiday Reads by Bethany Straker

  Holidays these days come in the form of super baby-friendly, easy to get to conveniences that actually end up being far less convenient than staying at home. So I’m … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment