Interview at TheAudiobookReview

Today I’m thrilled to share with you an interview I did with Morgan Hobbes of TheAudiobookReview (eek, my first interview! I didn’t know what to expect, but Morgan was lovely.) TheAudiobookReview is home of fantastic interviews with authors, amazing new audiobooks (and free promo codes!), and much more. Follow the link here to get theContinue reading “Interview at TheAudiobookReview”

Children’s classic fiction – the favourites, part 2

Following on from my previous post on my favourite classic children’s authors, here’s part 2. Last time I looked at E. Nesbit, Philippa Pearce, Catherine Storr, L.M. Montgomery and Lucy M. Boston, and here to round it off are my final five with my favourite of their books. Mary Norton – The Borrowers. Chances are,Continue reading “Children’s classic fiction – the favourites, part 2”

Bonjour Tristesse and the ever shrinking author

Bonjour Tristesse (that’s “Hello Sadness”) was published in 1954, when the author was only 18. “I dreamt of being a writer once I started to read. I started to write ‘Bonjour Tristesse’ in bistros around the Sorbonne. I finished it, I sent it to editors. It was accepted.” Isn’t that delightfully bohemian? If this were notContinue reading “Bonjour Tristesse and the ever shrinking author”

Children’s classic fiction – the favourites, part 1

Today, in light of my recent post on the Vintage Children’s Reading Challenge, I want to do a whistle-stop tour of some of my favourite classic books and their authors. Just thinking back to these wonderful childhood reads got me all misty-eyed and nostalgic. Some of these books might be new to you but someContinue reading “Children’s classic fiction – the favourites, part 1”

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror

On my reading table at the moment is Chris Priestley’s highly entertaining and spooky read Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror. I’ve been meaning to get round to reading this one for a while, too long really as there are now more in the series to catch up with. The book can be read as aContinue reading “Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror”