Thursday 21 March 2024

How I Won a Nobel Prize by Julius Taranto: review


My review of Julius Taranto's novel, HOW I WON A NOBEL PRIZE, in this week's Times Literary Supplement.

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Celebrities and Children's books

 It's a perennial subject: here I am on the rise of Celebrities who write children's books, for Spectator World. Read it here.

Friday 2 February 2024

The Book of Love by Kelly Link: review


I've reviewed Kelly Link's debut novel, THE BOOK OF LOVE, for The Spectator. Read it here.

Thursday 25 January 2024

Dreamer of Dune: review

 I've reviewed a biography of Frank Herbert for the Times Literary Supplement. Read it here.

Tuesday 16 January 2024

Wolves of Winter by Dan Jones: review

 We begin the New Year with a review of Dan Jones' appropriately wintry title, WOLVES OF WINTER, for The Spectator World. Herewith a link.

Thursday 14 December 2023

Reviews of GHOSTLORD

 It's been a wonderful year for reviews of Ghostlord, and I'm delighted to be able to round up some of them here.

Nicholas Tucker, the eminent children's book expert, chose Ghostlord as his Book of the Year for Books for Keeps.

Emily Bearn, the Telegraph children's books reviewer, featured it in her Books of the Year Round Up for the same paper.

Nat Segnit wrote a lovely piece on children's books in the Times Literary Supplement, featuring Ghostlord.

I hope those who come across the book will also come to its predecessor, Wildlord.

Literary Review Christmas Children's Books Round up 2023

 Here is my annual round up of children's books for Literary Review. It features books by Sally Nicholls, Luke Palmer, Lauren St John, Katherine Rundell, Nicholas Bowling, and Helen Cooper, as well as the Folio Society editions of Enid Blyton and Diana Wynne Jones.