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The Childrens Bookshow Latest News Archive

The Childrens Bookshow nationwide is loved by children who have a strong appetite for new and challenging experiences and fabulous storytelling. National treasure, Michael Rosen, will be kicking off The Children’s Bookshow this year, on […]

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BookBlast® Children's & Young Adult

Siân Williams The Childrens Bookshow Interview

Book Blast interview with Siân Williams founder of The Childrens Bookshow Siân Williams, what is The Children’s Bookshow and how did you dream up the idea? It’s a national tour which takes place each autumn […]

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The Childrens Bookshow 2017 News Archive

BookBlast® is delighted to be celebrating The Childrens Bookshow and its 15 years on the road! We are running exclusive interviews with visionary founder, Sian Williams, publisher Julia Marshall from Gecko Press, feature review(s) and […]

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BookBlast® Children's & Young Adult

Julia Marshall Gecko Press Interview

BookBlast interview with Julia Marshall at Gecko Press Julia Marshall, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? Everyone reads in my family: we are omnivores, and eclectic. At 86, my […]

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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds II Book Blast Presents

BookBlast® presents our curated monthly top 10 reads, a little late because of taking time out in New York and Rhode Island to see my brother and family.  Sex, Drugs, Rock’n’Roll Trouble Boys: The True […]

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A Man of Genius Janet Todd Review

Janet Todd’s first work of fiction, A Man of Genius published by Bitter Lemon Press, is elegant and compelling. “She knew her love was flecked with revulsion, both from him and from herself – for […]

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Janet Todd Author Interview

Janet Todd, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Born in mid Wales. Grew up in Wales, England, Scotland, Bermuda, Sri Lanka — we moved around a lot! Boarding school in Dolgellau. […]

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The Dandy at Dusk Philip Mann News Archive

Media Release The Dandy at Dusk: Taste and Melancholy in the Twentieth Century by Philip Mann. The Dandy at Duskis more than just a chronicle of dandyism and decadence from Regency England to the late […]

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Virginie Despentes Vernon Subutex 1 Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]