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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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Frank Cottrell Boyce

Have you ever met someone and been instantly blown away by them?  That happened to me yesterday. I was at a one day conference given by CWIG (Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group).  In the audience were 90 CWIG members, a mixture of writers, poets and illustrators.  Librarians and readers would have died and gone to heaven if they’d walked […]


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