What I assumed to be a quirky title The Life Of A Banana was what attracted me to this book, but to refer to it as ‘quirky’ is so wrong; this is a touching, funny…

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So last night I got back from the Hay Festival – yes, I have finally lost my Hay Festival virginity and I loved it! We were in the gorgeous south Wales countryside for a week…

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I love young adult (YA) fiction, marking out a few as some of my favourite reads of all time. This includes Junk by Melvin Burgess which portrays the reality of heroin addiction. Hence when I…

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As I’m trying to write a children’s book myself, I often read children’s literature to get inspired; and it was because of this that I read Harkhuf The First Explorer. And crikey, have I been…

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