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Where Do We Go From Here?
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Where do we go from here?

In the first twelve months of this blog I’ve added 1100+ bookshops to the bookshop list, made three Twitter lists for bookshops/publishers/events, written 186 blog posts, had over 10K blog visits, tweeted over 10K times and now have over 5000 followers on Twitter. I’ve been really enjoying the ride as well, meeting and chatting to …

Monstrous Regiment
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Monstrous Regiment

Monstrous Regiment is based in Edinburgh and can be contacted through: Website: www.monstrous-regiment.com Twitter: @MonstrousRgmt Instagram: @Monstrousregiment Facebook: Monstrous Regiment (@Monstrous Rgmt) Monstrous Regiment Publishing Ltd is an independent publishing press based in Leith, Edinburgh. It was founded by Ellen Desmond and Lauren Nickodemus in 2017. Their passion for publishing working class writers, as well …

The Secret Lives of Colour
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The Secret Lives of Colour

I bought The Secret Lives of Colour as I loved the cover and I’ve already got several book on the science and psychology of colour. The book begins with a survey of the history of colour, it socioeconomic and political uses and limitations, existing information that is nicely wrapped up and gives a good introduction …

Kid Normal And The Rogue Heroes
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Kid Normal And The Rogue Heroes

In Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes we follow Murph, Hilda, Nellie, Mary and Billy in the continuing adventures of the Super Zeroes against an even greater danger than that wasp guy, you know the one. Another well written and funny book by Greg James and Chris Smith showing that heroes don’t need superpowers to …

The Christmasaurus
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The Christmasaurus

This is the story about William Trundle, Santa Claus and The Christmasaurus. William’s mum had died a long time ago, so it is just William and his dad. William is really into Dinosaurs so there are many wonderful surprises for him in the book, and William’s dad is really into Christmas so there are many …

Secrets of a Sun King
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Secrets Of A Sun King

In Emma Carrol’s latest historical adventure for Middle Grade we find Lilian and her friends in a race against time to stop the Pharaoh’s curse. Right from the start this goes at a cracking pace that pulls you along in anticipation of the next part of the adventure, set in London and Egypt (and a …

Urban Arboreal
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Urban Arboreal

I absolutely love books about nature, especially about trees, and when the opportunity arose that I could get a review copy of this book I jumped at it. Last year I had read ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’ and this is a similar concept, though only looking at trees that share our urban environment. …

Invisible Cities
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Invisible Cities

Another book in my classics reading exercise, amazingly enough a lot of the books I’ve read whilst doing this are from Vintage Books. Not only are the editions well-translated or adapted they are beautiful having wonderful covers. Invisible Cities is a fictional set of conversations between Kublai Khan and Marco Polo, where Marco Polo is …