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Jasper Fforde’s Got a Children’s Book in the Works — Hurray!

Hodder & Stoughton is delighted to announce the acquisition of Jasper Fforde’s first work for a younger generation of readers. Hilarious, offbeat and bewitching, The Last Dragonslayer is the first in the Dragonslayer trilogy, and the beginning of a truly … Continue reading

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Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey

A dystopian novel from the author of the delightful Thursday Next and Nursery Crimes books, Shades of Grey will be out here in the US in a few weeks.  I enjoyed it tremendously, partly because Fforde’s brave new world is … Continue reading

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The Locked Room Mystery Mystery by Jasper Fforde

The next to be interviewed was Flashback the butler who, after taking them on an interesting but irrelevant excursion around a trivial incident in his childhood, gave no new information – except to say that Locked Room entered the library … Continue reading

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Myself as a Young Reader: Where Was I in the Books I Read?

On facebook Sharyn November posed the following three-part question: When you were a child, did you see yourself in the books you looked at and read? How about when you were a teenager? What, in your opinion, does “seeing yourself … Continue reading

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Doing Things With Books

… what do we value about the book? Why do we preserve and protect books, store them and hoard them? Why is the destruction of books instinctively abhorrent to many of us. (Price’s front cover image might be regarded as … Continue reading

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Bunnies and Butties

The IBBY Congress offered several pre and post tours and I was delighted to see one for the Lake District, long a place I’d wanted to visit for all its literary sites.  The group was also an attraction as it … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Suggestions For and From Kids

By now many have weighed in with their recommended summer reading suggestions for kids, but most who have are adults.  (You can check out a video Betsy Bird and I did last summer with our suggestions here.) But what about … Continue reading

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Guys Messing about With Girl Books

According to Mr. Grahame-Smith, who confessed to being “bored to tears” by “Pride and Prejudice” in high school, the idea was mostly to sell resistant readers on the joys of Jane while having a bit of fun. From  “I Was … Continue reading

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Visiting Literary Worlds

The conference will not be solely lecture-based, according to Howard. Instead, participants will take take part in a virtual book discussion, and take field trips into literature-based locations that have been created in Second Life. Participants may find themselves in … Continue reading

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Literary Gadgetry

I’ve just read John Hulme and Michael Wexler’s The Seems: The Split Second and enjoyed it as I did their first in the series, The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep. The basic premise is that there is a place called … Continue reading

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