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Vintage Showcase 2018

April 3, 2018

This March I was incredibly lucky to be invited to the Vintage Publishing 2018 Showcase held in Manchester. It's always lovely when bookish events travel a little further North! Bloggers, booksellers and all manner of book related people gathered to hear the lovely staff from Vintage talk about some of the new and upcoming releases for 2018. In addition some of the equally lovely authors attended to talk…

Books Events

Headline Books New Voices 2018

January 18, 2018

Last night I was incredibly lucky to have been invited to the Headline Books New Voices 2018 Roadshow in Manchester. Booksellers, bloggers and friends all gathered for a night of books, drinks and food. Firstly, a massive thank-you to Headline for the invite and for making me so welcome. Secondly, an equally massive thank-you to the five lovely authors who took time to chat to each of us…

Books Children's Fiction Reviews

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

January 17, 2018

Sky Song is an utter joy to read...but I'm gonna need to find a synopsis from somewhere else in order to do this plot justice.  From the Simon and Schuster website - In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice…

Books Wrap Ups

November Wrap Up

December 25, 2017

November was another course book heavy month...as I envision the next three years will be. However, I managed to sneak in a few books I read for pleasure. Not to say that I didn't enjoy some of my course books!  I wasn't a huge fan of this because of the huge chunks of stage direction laced throughout the play. However, watching an adaptation of this I truly loved.…

Books Plays Reviews

Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill

December 5, 2017

This isn't the sort of play you can read on the train...or half asleep. Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9 aims to make strange that which we see far too often, similar to Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle (review here). But this play does it in a far more interesting and entertaining way. Certain characters are cross cast, meaning a man can be played by a woman, a POC character can…