One of the best things about this year’s London Book Fair? The involvement of authors! Sara Maitland was hailed as one the UK women writers we should read; Sally Magnusson, #sarasheridan & #helenmcclory with Andrew O’Hagan at #publishingscotland’s showcase; #malachytallack in discussion with Indonesian writers- and with #sashadebuylpisco & Jo Dingley at the legendary #publishingscotland whisky party.
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News from London Book Fair:
Congratulations Sara Maitland on being selected by Elif Shakaf as one of the ten extraordinary women writers we should all read. #LitShowcase @writerscentre @litbritain #granta ... See MoreSee Less
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Hurrah for Sara!
Merlina, Queen of the Tower of London's Ravens, introduces this progress report from Joanna Hickson as she nears completing her next historical novel LADY OF THE RAVENS. Agent's prerogative, I get to read it early, for everyone else, only a short wait til Jan 2020 (HarperCollins).Merlina the 'queen' of the ravens at the Tower of London as it is today, standing beside the foundations of the old Royal Palace in which my latest heroine Joan Vaux/Guildford serves Henry VII's Queen Elizabeth of York as a lady in waiting. I know I have been somewhat absent from the Facebook lately but I have been doing what writers do most, which is write ... and I'm at last approaching the final chapters of my latest novel 'Lady of the Ravens'! I have to deliver it to my publishers very soon and I'll let you know when I do. Meanwhile I've been enjoying imagining the Tower at the turn of the 16th Century, when the Tudor dynasty is just beginning it's spectacular period of English rule and before Henry VIII started closing down monasteries and beheading his wives and councillors, although I'm not saying there aren't any beheadings in this book! Joan plays a crucial role in the royal family as well as having a family of her own and spends much time in the Tower of London, especially with the ravens. It's a turbulent period full of mistrust and betrayal as well as triumph and romance - oh, and yes, Joan is a real person who did actually live through seventy-five years of what were truly dramatic times. This novel is just the start of her amazing story ... ... See MoreSee Less
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These two beauties are running free in bookshops today and I couldn’t be prouder! Happy Book-Birthday @malachytallack and Harriet Shawcross! #TheValleyAtTheCentreOfTheWorld #Unspeakable
Just to say that THE HOUSE BETWEEN TIDES (Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018) is a 99p Kindle Deal for the whole of March. Escape to the Hebrides! #Kindle
So this just arrived. Huge thanks to the team at @NosyCrowBooks for producing such beautiful proofs for The Longest Night of Charlie Noon.
Wow, seeing these stunning proof copies has made me even more excited to be revealing the cover for #TheLongestNightofCharlieNoon 💯
Look out for this unmissable cover reveal & proof giveaway on my Twitter channel & #TheReaderTeacher very soon!
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This is why I think children's books are the most important books you'll ever read.
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