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Seek Find Speak: The Lost Words @ Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Seek Find Speak: The Lost Words @ Barnes Children’s Literature Festival A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to volunteer with the Children’s Literature Festival in Barnes. I had the opportunity to meet, greet and watch some of the most wonderful authors and illustrators in kids lit today! A merry time had by …

The Offing: Ben Myers

I was fortunate to pick up a proof from the Bloomsbury stand at London Book Fair in April. Cannot wait to see how it does when it is released in August. Robert Appleyard leaves his northern mining village to walk through the countryside in search of nothing in particular. He sleeps in fields and works …

‘What Makes a Man?’ – Andrew McMillan and Joseph Cassara @ The London Lit Fest

Just back from a lovely afternoon at the Southbank Centre. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Cassara’s debut novel The House of Impossible Beauties. Both he and Andrew McMillan spoke eloquently on their own struggles coming to terms with their male-ness and the contradictions of masculinity in the twenty first century. …