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Anna McQuinn
Author Q&A

Anna McQuinn – Q&A

Anna’s two most successful series, the Lulu books and the Zeki books are published in the UK by Alanna Max (though she has also been published by several other publishers) and can be found over on Twitter as @AnnaMMcQuinn. Now coming up to her eighth Lulu book, there is so much more to see in …

The Owl Service
Book Review

The Owl Service

Alan Garner. HarperCollins. (240p) ISBN 9780007127894 A children’s classic that has passed me by, along with so many others. It was reading Bookworm by Lucy Mangan that I’ve realised I have such a huge hole in my reading, classic children’s fiction and I’m now trying to catch up on this now. The Owl Service is …

Autumn Leaves
Journal

14 Golden and Autumnal picture books

I love this time of year, I love that definite signing of the changes of the seasons. I do love Spring as well, that freshness, that boundless potential, all that growth… But I’m a real September baby! Over on Twitter I asked people for their recommendations for beautiful autumnal picture books and got a great …

The Secret of Nightingale Wood
Book Review

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Lucy Strange. Chicken House. (304p) ISBN 9781910655030 The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Lucy Strange’s debut novel and begins with a setting similar to ‘The Railway Children’ by E. Nesbit. It is set in the early 20th century and in a country setting reminiscent of ‘The Railway Children’, with a change in family home, with …

Bookworm
Book Review

Bookworm

Lucy Mangan. Vintage Publishing. (336p) ISBN 9781784709228 What a wonderful read. I remember that feeling of cracking into a new book with utter pleasure and drifting away for hours into the world of imagination that the author had gifted you. Also, after reading this I realise that I have gained the knowledge of so many …