Month: May 2019

What is Poetry?

What is Poetry? – Review

Let’s just get it out of the way at the start – I love Michael Rosen. There I said it.

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UK/IRL Indie Book Map

Independent Book Shop Week 15th to 22nd June

Another year comes around and the Booksellers Association is running another Independent Bookshop Week. IBW is part of the Books

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Sonny and Me book cover

Sonny and Me – Review

I was given this copy from a friend at Cranachan Publishing as part of the blog tour, the first YA

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Beetle Queen

Beetle Queen – Review

Continuing the adventures of Darkus, Victoria and Bertolt, ‘Beetle Queen’ is another wonderfully crafted book. Written by M.G. Leonard, illustrated

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Mistakes And The Process Of Making

QUESTIONS TO YOURSELF Ask yourself these questions applying them to work you’ve already done or to work you are about

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give – Review

What can you say about a book that has won so many awards, been featured in so many blogs, has

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The Groundsmen Cover Art

époque press – Publisher Profile

A regular feature where we give an independent publisher the chance to talk about themselves and their projects. When did

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Jenna @ Book Corner

Book Corner, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Our next shop is the wonderful Book Corner in Saltburn where I got some translated works which were hard reading

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The Island at the End of Everything

The Island At The End Of Everything – Review

Based on a real island in the Philippines, Kiran tells the story of Amhi, a young girl who’s mother is

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Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow – Review

The story of Subhi, a Rohingya boy born in an Australian immigration detention centre, Subhi knows no other life apart

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Lowborn – Review

I first heard Kerry talk at a Vintage Roadshow at Forum Books, Corbridge before Christmas, this didn’t put me off

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Green Valley

Books for June 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already

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