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Book Review: Monacello

I bought Monacello last week at the Joined-Up Reading Conference. The author, Geraldine McCaughrean, was one of the speakers. ‘Never boil your cabbages twice,’ was one of the many memorable things she told us. Never boil your cabbages twice. In other words, don’t write the same thing over and over. Well, she certainly never does. […]

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What a weekend!

Wow! And wow again! Just back from the Joined -Up Reading Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG) Conference in Reading. It went really well, thanks for asking, though there were glitches with the sounds system which meant some of the panel events were difficult to hear. I felt so anxious for the speakers as there’s […]


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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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