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James Riordan 1936-2012

I was sad to discover children’s writer James Riordan has died of a brain tumour. He was 76. Jim was a lovely guy. I met him at an author  party at Oxford University Press. I don’t know how we got chatting but I’m so glad we did. Beneath that debonair appearance was a down-to-earth bloke who liked a drink […]

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My favourite books of the year…

I haven’t read as many books as I should have this year but those I have read have been top notch.  These are some of my favourite children’s ones: The Death Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford)  A fast and funny romp of an adventure. Brilliant. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (Harper Collins)  Loved […]

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