Saturday, 14 December 2019

Nicholas Bowling interview

I interviewed Nicholas Bowling for Books for Keeps, about his new book, which is shortlisted for the Costa, In the Shadow of Heroes. Read it here.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Literary Review Children's Book Christmas Round Up

Here's my Christmas children's book round up for Literary Review.

It features Sally Gardner's Invisible in a Bright Light, Frances Hardinge's Deeplight, Hilary McKay's A Time of Green Magic, Catherine Fisher's The Velvet Fox, Alison Moore's Sunny and the Hotel Splendid, Chris Riddell's Guardians of Magic, and Ben Manley and Emma Chichester Clark's The Misadventures of Frederick.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Friday, 15 November 2019

The Arrow of Apollo in Books for Keeps

I've written the Guest Editorial for Books for Keeps on crowdfunding and The Arrow of Apollo. Read it here.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The Arrow of Apollo: Cover

Good morning everyone,

I'm delighted to reveal the cover for THE ARROW OF APOLLO, which will be out in May 2020, published by Unbound.

I think it's wonderful: dynamic, exciting, and giving a real sense of the story and drama.

Not long till publication now...

Sunday, 6 October 2019

How To Teach Classics To Your Dog by Philip Womack: Oneworld, 2020

From the immortal Molesworth
Exciting news: I've got my very first non-fiction book coming out next year. Published by Oneworld, it's called How To Teach Classics To Your Dog, and will be a light-hearted exploration of the world of classics. Watch this space for more info.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Philip Pullman's THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH: review in Literary Review

I've reviewed three books for the October issue of Literary Review: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman; Bearmouth by Liz Hyder; and Beyond Platform 13 by Sibeal Pounder and Eva Ibbotson. Here is a link.