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Lucy Strange: From Stage to Page

Lucy Strange: From Stage to Page

Posted on 30th Sep, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Our Children's Book of the Month for October is The Secret of Nightingale Wood, Lucy Strange's eerily luminous debut that evokes memories of classics such as I Capture The Castle or The Children of Green Knowe. Set in England just after World War One, it tells the story of Henrietta, a solitary girl trying to recover from the devastating loss of her brother. Drawing deep on her love for storybook tales and her belief in her brother's spirit, Henry is taken deep into the woods beyond her home to meet with the only figure who just may be able to save her entire family. Here, the author explores how her training as an actor enriched the writing of the book.

The Ten Rules of Literary Bohemian Families

The Ten Rules of Literary Bohemian Families

Posted on 13th May, 2016 by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Harriet Reuter Hapgood, author of our Waterstones Loves title this month, The Square Root of Summer, shares her ten rules of bohemian families in fiction.

Victoria Walters: ten books that inspired me

Victoria Walters: ten books that inspired me

Posted on 8th Apr, 2016 by Sally Campbell & Victoria Walters

Victoria Walters, a bookseller and author, shares the ten books that made her want to become an author.

Book Marks: Katherine Woodfine

Book Marks: Katherine Woodfine

Posted on 18th Jun, 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien & Katherine Woodfine

Katherine Woodfine looks back at Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle

Fourteen fantastic first lines

They say the first line is one of the most important parts of a book. Get it right and the readers’ eyes are all yours, get it wrong and they’ll start looking around, distracted by the feet of strangers or two birds fighting over a sandwich.

#WednesdayStory: Matt Haig

#WednesdayStory: Matt Haig

Posted on 17th Dec, 2014 by Guest contributor

Trains, drugs and a mysterious woman feature in this week's #WednesdayStory, started by The Human's author Matt Haig and finished by our lovely Twitter followers. Here's what you came up with:

#WednesdayStory: James Dawson

#WednesdayStory: James Dawson

Posted on 10th Dec, 2014 by James Dawson

Pills, mechanical bears and bone keys feature in this week's Wednesday Story, started by Queen of Teen James Dawson and finished by our Twitter authors. Here's what you came up with.

#WednesdayStory: Liz De Jager

#WednesdayStory: Liz De Jager

Posted on 27th Nov, 2014 by Guest contributor

Yesterday, we asked our Twitter followers to help us write a story. The first and final lines were written by Liz De Jager, author of Banished and Vowed. But where did it go from there? Here's what you came up with.