What a fantastic weekend I’ve just had! The fifth annual Chipping Norton Literary Festival (otherwise known as Chiplitfest) has just finished, and it was SO MUCH FUN! Lovely author pal John Dougherty and I were heavily involved in programming and running the children’s events, including performing in our own events, so it’s been a dash … More Four Days of Festival Brilliance with Chiplitfest!
Joe All Alone, by Joanna Nadin, is written in such a strong voice that for the first half of the book I felt drawn to writing my review in the same style. It would, I felt, have been entering into the spirit of Joe, who is a boy who desperately wants to do the right … More Joe All Alone – review
OK, why hasn’t this won all the awards going? Or at least been shortlisted? I’ve googled it, and I can’t find a single shortlisting – or even a longlisting – for EDEN by Joanna Nadin. Which is, frankly, baffling, and only goes to show that getting on a list for any book award is a … More Eden – 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!