Book-buying without the guilt: buying from independent bookshops and publishers

It will come as no shock to anyone for me to admit that I buy quite a lot of books. In spite of endless attempts to "be good" and save a little money, my willpower crumbles at the first sight of a decently stocked bookshop. Over the years, I've also gotten into the habit of … Continue reading Book-buying without the guilt: buying from independent bookshops and publishers

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The history of fairytales: an evening with Jen Campbell, 8th November 2017

Author, booktuber, and all-round bookish person Jen Campbell has had a busy few months. In September, she published her first children's picture book, Franklin's Flying Bookshop, about a book-loving dragon and his best friend Luna. If that wasn't enough, she then released her first collection of short stories, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of … Continue reading The history of fairytales: an evening with Jen Campbell, 8th November 2017

Book review: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I imagine there is a delicate art to naming short story collections. How do you summarise so many different narratives under a single title? Which one story has the power to convey the themes and emotions of the entire collection? The answer, if Lesley Nneka Arimah's wide-ranging and awe-inspiring debut collection is anything to go … Continue reading Book review: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah