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.
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.
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.
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.
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