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Welcome Lucy Strange

I am a bit overexcited today to be welcoming Lucy Strange, author of The Secret of Nightingale Wood, to the site. I read The Secret of Nightingale Wood (find it on The Bookshelf) in one sitting, lying in bed with flu over Christmas last year. Never have I been so happy to be ill! The story transported me back to childhood and into the most wonderful magical tale.   

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A Word With ...

I am over the moon to welcome Mel Darbon to the site this morning. Mel is the super talented author of August's Book Of The Month, Rosie Loves Jack. You have probably heard about Mel's wonderful debut but if you've somehow missed the hullabaloo surrounding its publication, check out my review on The Bookshelf. It's currently my #1 contender for Book Of The Year  

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A Word With Lisa Thompson

I am delighted to welcome the bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy whose second fantastic novel The Light Jar launched to huge critical acclaim in January. Lisa kindly agreed to join me on the blog to answer some of your questions and I am delighted to feature reviews on both of her novels on The Bookshelf.  

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The Storm Keepers Island

When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ... 

 

Teachers - have you discovered @BookPenPals? A new initiative pairing authors & illustrators with schools to make reading recommendations via postcards. They're pretty oversubscribed, but if you're interested it might be worth getting your name on the waiting list. They have some fabulous authors on board.