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Book Review: Daughters of Time

I’ve been catching up with my reading lately. I have devoured a few books for adults: Kate Atkinson’s award-winning Life After Life, Matt Haig’s brilliant The Humans and Look Me in the Eye by John Robison, a non-fiction title about life with Asperger’s Syndrome. On the Junior Fiction/YA front I enjoyed Rooftoppers by new writer […]

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More from the Joined-Up Reading Conference

Here’s a few more pics for you from the Joined – Up Reading Conference (see yesterday’s blog, too):   Here I am with Miriam Halahmy, YA fiction writer. Nice plug on the book there, Miriam! #pro Bali Rai, Sarah McIntyre (holding Allan Ahlberg’s bear – don’t tell him), me, Nicola Smee (all CWIG committee members […]

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Scattered Authors

I had a great time in the West Midlands with a bunch of other children’s writers from the Scattered Authors’ Society this weekend.  Here are some of them, looking highly professional round the boardroom. left to right: Lynne Benton (just out of shot) Ann Bryant, Valerie Wilding, Jacob Sagar Weinstein, Odette Elliott, Abie Longstaff, Elen Caldecott, Yvonne Coppard, […]

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Things keep happening that make me go @**!!argh@*

I want to write a blog that’s funny and upbeat. Honest, I really do. But THINGS KEEP HAPPENING. You won’t believe this one; I’m telling you, you won’t. First of all, check out this picture:   This is poet Ian McMillan  Does this look like a subversive man to you? A man so dangerous in his […]

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