Hello! A very Happy New Year to everyone - I hope you all had a lovely break over the holidays, and got lots of reading in!! What a way to start the New Year! Greg Hickey, the author of The Friar's Lantern, has kindly agreed to help me kick off 2019, and wrote a guest … Continue reading Guest Article: The Social Critiques of Philosophical Fiction
What lies beneath the floorboards can change your world.
A Year in the life of a bookseller
From Fantasy to European Literature, something for every Teen taste
Close your Screen and Open a Book!
A deep well of inspiration book to draw on when Life gets complicated.
In "On three ways of writing for children", C.S. Lewis once said "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story". I think he is right - good stories have an appeal, a magic that draws everyone and every age in. The five books I've listed below succeed in enthralling … Continue reading 5 Children’s Books That Grown-Ups Love Too!
You Feel Ecstatic! Until you kill yourself.
Movie Awards season is upon us - Golden Globes (Jan 09), Baftas (Feb 18), Oscars (March 04). The (currently) great and good of the film world will gather, eat drink, and pretend to be merry for someone else's success! I have always looked to see what books had been turned into films, and how they … Continue reading 9 Books Becoming Movies in early 2018
In the summer of 1939, Romily and Jack Devereux return to Island House, a newly married couple, Romily a woman with a serious thirst for risk and adventure, but typifying in her approach and demeanour the forthright and perceived resilient nature of the pre-war generation, Jack a charismatic older man, both in a marriage that … Continue reading Coming Home To Island House – Erica James