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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

Summer Reads

YA writer Helen Douglas shares her top reads for Summer 2016

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

SWAN BOY Book Birthday Interview! Author Nikki Sheehan Chats to Kendra Leighton

This week, Nikki Sheehan’s new novel Swan Boy is flapping and pirouetting onto bookshop shelves! I’ve been lucky enough to read it early — it’s a truly magical story, and is already getting … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Robin Stevens – my favourite book maps

Ever since I first read the Hobbit, I’ve been addicted to maps in books. Maps make a world real. They’re a key that can give anyone who looks at them … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment
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