KIDLIT :: Step Up, Shine On! :: Angela May George

Kat’s got all the ingredients to go all the way. But she fails her exams-on purpose-to avoid the pressure of the top classes. She kills it in soccer, but never trials for the rep teams. She’s happy to fly under the radar, unlike her oh-so-perfect Wonder Brother. But this year things are shifting. Not least […]

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CHRISTMAS :: Favourites

Last week I made the big statement that I might have already found my favourite Christmas novel of the year – Sandy Barker’s The Christmas Swap – so this week I thought I’d share some of my favourites from the past few years. The Christmas Cookie Club has been my favourite Christmas book for adults […]

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Q&A :: Petronella McGovern :: The Good Teacher

A week or so ago I reviewed Petronella McGovern’s new novel, The Good Teacher, a contemporary thriller about love and relationships and trust and community. The book absolutely grabbed me – there were so many threads and twists that just came together so cleverly, and I am absolutely fascinated by how suspense writers craft such […]

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Review :: The Good Teacher :: Petronella McGovern

A good teacher can change lives… Every evening, Allison watches her husband’s new house, desperate to find some answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She’s a good teacher, everyone says so – this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control. A late enrolment into her class […]

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KIDLIT :: The Pony Question :: Jackie Merchant

I’m pretty sure I’m already on record here somewhere talking about how much I love a pony story – in fact I read a bunch of horsey middlegrade last year (and raved about them here), including Jackie Merchant’s first book – The Promise Horse. I ADORED The Promise Horse and was thrilled to see Jackie […]

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#loveozya :: Taking Down Evelyn Tait :: Poppy Nwosu

There was a run of absolutely spectacular #loveozya books that came out across late March into April and May, and one of those that I have read – and adored – so far is Poppy Nwosu’s gorgeous contemporary novel Taking Down Evelyn Tait The door creaks open and standing in the entrance is my absolute […]

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