I read and LOVED the first Lockwood & Co book earlier this year, so I was really, properly excited to get my hands on the second in Jonathan Stroud’s series, The Whispering Skull. Lucy Carlyle is fast becoming one of my favourite heroines ever, with her courage, talent and general awesomeness. Having said that, I … More Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull – review
Last Saturday I popped into Blackwells in Oxford – a lovely bookshop with loads of character and wonderful staff. Books Are My Bag is an annual event that aims to raise the profile of local bookshops and show people just what treasure troves they really are. My friends Susie Day, Sally Nicholls and Julia Golding … More Books Are Definitely My Bag!
Events are like buses. I wait around for ages, and then two come along on the same weekend! On Saturday morning, I was talking at the very comfy and friendly Leaf Cafe in Hertford, as part of the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. Many thanks to Rebecca Pirt and the Festival organisers for inviting me along! … More Fun events in Hertford and Banbury