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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 …