YA or not YA? – the author Antonia Honeywell guest posts on writing and reading labels.


I loved Antonia Honeywell’s book The Ship and I’m thrilled today to be hosting a guest post and giveaway promoting the rather wonderful YA Shot initiative from Alexia Casale. (As an aside there *are* still a few tickets available for this set of events, please do click on through to the site if you are […]

Regrets and Dreams – Sue Ransom


I’m thrilled to be kicking off the UKYA extravaganza blog tour today with a guest post from the wonderful Sue Ransom. Sue is the award winning author of the best selling Small Blue Thing trilogy, with her latest book, The Beneath published in March this year. She manages all this alongside a full time job […]

Oswald, Return of the King by Edoardo Albert

oswald return of the king edoardo albert

I’m very pleased today to be taking part in the blog tour for Edoardo Albert’s second book, Oswald, Return of the King. Buy at Amazon The exiled family of King Aethelfrith of Northumbria arrive, after much hardship, on the island of Iona, where the monastery founded by St Columba has become a centre of worship […]

Getting creative with insurance savings from Cavendish online.

mascot design and first construction

Do you have life insurance? I don’t. I did, once upon a time, when I worked for a bank. It kind of came with the package. But that lapsed a while back, and one of the reasons I’ve never got organised again is because of the cost. But recently I was approached by Cavendish online […]

Supporting the #LBBill

I’ve just sent the following letter to my MP. If you feel you can support the campaign, please consider doing similarly. The information you need is here and you can use the WriteToThem website. *** I don’t know whether you’ve ever heard of Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy. He had autism and epilepsy, […]

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go

Buy at Amazon Buy at Hive I’m thrilled today to be a part of the blog tour for the Sunday Times bestselling, Richard and Judy Club pic (deep breath)I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. I’ve known Clare since before she was Clare, when she blogged under another name entirely, and hosted a guest post […]

Internet matters – understanding the issues that can affect your children online

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With 4 children in the family, ranging in age from 15 down to 3, and a steadily increasing supply of technology through the door, keeping on top of keeping children safe online is tough. Being asked to review the information on Internet Matters turned out to be extremely useful and informative, and no matter how […]

An interview with Kate Atkinson, and some thoughts on A God in Ruins.

Kate Atkinson (c) Euan Myles

affiliate links – thanks for your support! Buy at Amazon.co.uk| Buy at amazon.com I have a confession to make – I am a bad book blogger. (Quiet at the back there!) No, seriously, in this particular case I have let you down. I have had A God in Ruins sitting here waiting for review, and […]

Tell me about your ideal baby bag.


A few days ago I was approached by George from Cooper and Hill with a very interesting proposition. They’re looking to custom design a bag organiser that will go inside a tote bag to make it into a baby bag. This isn’t a first for them in terms of the custom bit, though they’ve not […]

Wordless Wednesday

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