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What is Poetry?
Book Review

What is Poetry?

Let’s just get it out of the way at the start – I love Michael Rosen. There I said it. ‘What is Poetry?’ is one of the funnest books on poetry I’ve ever read, it seems to be aimed at a young audience, probably middle-grade readers. This doesn’t stop me from saying that this book …

UK/IRL Indie Book Map
News

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 Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. We do this with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and …

Sonny and Me book cover
Book Review

Sonny and Me

I was given a copy of Sonny and Me from a friend at Cranachan Publishing as part of the blog tour, the first YA novel for this small Scottish publishing house. Right from the start the two main characters, Sonny and Daughter, have such a distinctive voice I actually forgot I was reading a book …

Beetle Queen
Book Review

Beetle Queen

Continuing the adventures of Darkus, Victoria and Bertolt, ‘Beetle Queen’ is another wonderfully crafted book. Written by M.G. Leonard, illustrated by Elisabet Portabella and published by Chichen House Publishing, and as with ‘Beetle Boy’ the special edition has a decorated fore edge. Lucretia Cutter has got away at the end of ‘Beetle Boy’ to continue …

Mistakes
Journal

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 to do. Or even they could be used on other people, seminars, etc. – have I made this work with the attitude of it being an experiment? – what am I trying out? what is …

The Hate U Give
Book Review

The Hate U Give

What can you say about a book that has won so many awards, been featured in so many blogs, has a film coming out and has had so many words written about it already? The only thing I can add is that I love it, though it was an emotional read it was so worth …

The Groundsmen Cover Art
Publisher Profile

époque press

époque press is based in Brighton and Dublin and can be contacted through: Website: https://www.epoquepress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epoquepress/ Twitter: @Epoque_Press époque press is an independent publisher based between Brighton, Dublin and New York. Established to promote and represent the very best in new literary talent. Through a combination of our main publishing imprint and our online …

The Island at the End of Everything
Book Review

The Island At The End Of Everything

Based on a real island in the Philippines, Kiran tells the story of Amhi, The Island at the End of Everything a young girl who’s mother is Touched (has leprosy). Different from her previous story ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ in that it doesn’t have a fantasy element, it shares the beautiful storytelling style …

Writing Tips

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 the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type. Take …

The Bone Sparrow
Book Review

The Bone Sparrow

The story of Subhi, a Rohingya boy born in an Australian immigration detention centre, Subhi knows no other life apart from the stories that his mother has told him. Fraillon’s writing is tight and travels between the mystical land inhabited by Subhi’s imagination and the brutality of the life in an immigration centre. The friendships …

Lowborn
Book Review

Lowborn

I first heard Kerry talk at a Vintage Roadshow at Forum Books, Corbridge before Christmas, this didn’t put me off though 😉 and I was really fascinated by the concept of Lowborn. Earlier this year I went to another Vintage Roadshow and was pleased to be able to pick up an advance copy of Lowborn. …

Green Valley
Monthly Preview

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 read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included. Fiction My Name is Monster (9781786896353) by Katie Hale A novel about isolation, power and relationships The Night Circus …

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