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Wayland Babes
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Wayland Babes

Judi Daykin. Hobeck Books. (173p) ISBN 9781913793500 I was asked to join in with the book tour for Wayland Babes and was really glad I could accept. Published by Hobeck Books, Judi Daykin’s ghost stories are set in Norfolk and hark back to the tale of Babes in the Wood, but these two babes never …

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain
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Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

Barney Norris. Transworld. (288p) ISBN 9781784161354 Before I started working as a bookseller for Waterstones I would never have contemplated reading a book such as Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain. I would have looked at the blurb and thought ‘why would I want to read a story about real lives intertwining?’ I was …

Pilgrim
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Pilgrim

Louise Hall. The Mercier Press. (288p) ISBN 9781781176160 I started Pilgrim reading very little of the information that came with it and immediately felt embroiled in the little town in Yugoslavia in the 80s, the atmosphere and behaviour of the residents and the officials reminded me of my times in Yugoslavia in the early 80s …

Radicalized
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Books for December 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 The Naseby Horses (9781999630560) by Dominic Brownlow This sounds as though it’s going to be hauntingly beautiful And …

The Deathless Girls
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Books for September 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 The Testaments (9781784742324) by Margaret Atwood A long-awaited return to Gilead. After the Flood (9780008319557) by Kassandra Montag …

The Last Spell Breather
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Books for July 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 The Wind that Lays Waste (9781916465633) by Selva Almada Literary fiction set in the north of Argentina. Bunny …

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 …

Green Valley
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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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