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Sometimes the best ideas for a cracking book are the simplest. Take four mismatched kids, strand them in the middle of the Amazon jungle, and challenge them to get home.
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Some authors write a book that becomes so famous that everything else they write afterwards plays second fiddle.
It’s not easy to find time for leisure reading when your day is packed with school, extra-curricular activities, tutorials, homework, social media ... But it’s not impossible.
A title as bland as Missing Arabella isn’t going to say “Read me! I’m interesting!” to many, which is a great pity, because behind this unimaginative intro is an excellent novel.
If you’re searching for literary inspo, and/or would like to help fellow bookworms broaden their bookshelves, read on.
Over the past 12 months, young adult publishing mercifully sprang free of the big-three teen series that have been spawning copycat novels at the expense of fresh new ideas for much too long.
Colder days and darker nights don’t have to be a bad thing, they just give us more time to stay inside and enjoy great books!
John Boyne has had hit novels both on the adult and the YA bookshelf. His second world war story The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006) is one of the most original and unforgettable works of fiction ever.
If any novelist knows what she or he is talking about, that person must surely be Lucy Worsley.
Novels rarely open with as effective a hook as the one Emma Carroll delivers at the start of this original tale of old magic, modern family problems and dark goings on in those ancient woods at the bottom of the garden.
It was announced today that all Page One bookstores are closed as the company faces further financial difficulties. Here's how some of the city's teenagers feel about it.