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Q&A For A Bookseller

If you ever wondered where the image in the header comes from, here’s the answer. Part of my job is to welcome and talk to various school groups when they vists and as part of World Book Day 2018 Corporation Road School was invited down to visit us over a 9 day period, every class …

Around the World in 80 Trees
Book Review

Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori. Laurence King Publishing. (240p) ISBN 9781786276063 I was so privileged to receive a reading copy of Around the World in 80 Trees from Laurence King Publishing, and it even came with a beautiful poster. Everything else I was reading had to be put on hold until I had finished this, though I could …

The Living Mountain
Book Review

The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd. Canongate Books. (176p) ISBN 9781786897350 I’ve had The Living Mountain sitting on my shelf for about five years now and for some reason just never got around to reading it, but now that I read a lot of children’s books I always like to read a more serious book as a sort of …

Wrestliana
Book Review

Wrestliana

Toby Litt. Galley Beggar Press. (260p) ISBN 9781910296899 Wrestliana is a complicated book, on the surface it is a biography of Toby Litt’s great-great-grandfather William Litt, but it is also an exploration of his relationship with his own father, his sons, and representations of masculinity. I was lucky enough to receive this from Galley Beggar …