Absolute pieces. That’s what I was when I came to the closing chapters of this beautiful beautiful book. Gill has tugged my heartstrings before with social issues but it is with animal conservation stories that she has an absolute gift with her classics such as Run Wild and Eagle Warrior. This time she turns her … Continue reading Swan Song: Gill Lewis
Today I am delighted to be hosting this stop on The Corpse Talk: Dead Good Storytellers Blog Tour with bonus featured content from the author & illustrator husband and wife team Adam and Lisa Murphy! When the email for Corpse Talk popped up in my inbox it was an instant yes for us. Bringing to … Continue reading Feature: Corpse Talk: Dead Good Storytellers. Adam & Lisa Murphy
What an incredible little novella The Ghost Garden is in collaboration between the amazing Emma Carroll and the awesome Barrington Stoke set in the weeks leading up to the British declaration of war in 1914. Emma Carroll brings to the dyslexia friendly publishing House her unique brand of weaving historical settings with a fantastical undertow, … Continue reading The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone is one of my favourite books ever. Moriarty manages to make her writing feel timeless, classic and modern in one, to sweep even the grown up away into its deeply layered worlds of magic. At first I was a little confused as this was billed as the sequel … Continue reading The Slightly Alarming Tale of The Whispering Wars- Jaclyn Moriarty
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls
So yesterday may have caught some UK based people out who are now thinking eeep I need something for... If a magazine subscription is not quite your ideal and you want something a bit different may I suggest a book from Wonderbly especially if you order by midnight tonight (20th December!) These books are an … Continue reading Last minute gift with feeling? try Wonderbly Books
I am so happy to be today’s stop on the blog tour for There’s a Rang-tan In My Bedroom by James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon, a timely, poignant and powerfully eco-political and educational book. Though fair warning, I may get a little passionate in this post!! There’s a Rang-tan In My Bedroom is the book … Continue reading Blog Tour: There’s a Rang-tan in my Bedroom- James Sellick & Frann Preston-Gammon. Foreword by Emma Thompson.