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An Interview with Sue Purkiss, author of Jack Fortune

To celebrate the release of Jack Fortune and the Search for the Hidden Valley, we caught up with Sue Purkiss to find out a little about what went on behind the scenes…   Q. How old were you when you first started writing? My first book was published in 2003, when I was 52. I’ve […]

An Interview with Bee Rowlatt

To celebrate Mary Wollstonecraft’s birthday, we caught up with Bee Rowlatt, author of In Search of Mary.  1) When was the first time you heard about Mary Wollstonecraft? I first read her Scandinavian Travels when I was a literature student, before I knew anything about her astonishing political and philosophical legacy. The image of her writing […]

An Interview with Peter Benson

To celebrate the release of The South in Winter, Peter Benson’s latest novel, we’ve been chatting to him; check out the interview below! We’ve also got 50% off the latest two books – scroll down to find out more… Q. How old were you when you first started writing? I was about eleven. I used to write short stories and […]

Dominique Demers on The Mysterious Librarian

Dominique Demers is a French-Canadian, award-winning and best-selling author who has published over 50 books for children and adults alike. She is perhaps best known in her native Montreal for her children’s books, and especially the Miss Charlotte series, which chronicles the adventures of an eccentric lady who brings her own twist to various occupations. The […]

Charlie Lovett

To celebrate the release of The Lost Book of the Grail, Charlie Lovett’s latest novel, our friends over at NewBooks have been chatting to him; check out the interview below! We’ve also got 50% off all three of his novels – scroll down to find out more… Q. An important aspect of your writing which has become very evident […]

The Very Thought of You: Readers’ Notes

Notes For a Readers’ Group (May 16th 2010), by Rosie Alison The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison 1. How would you describe the story of The Very Thought of You? A young girl from London is evacuated to a Yorkshire country house during World War Two, where she finds herself part-witness, part-accomplice to […]

An Interview with Paul van Loon and Axel Scheffler

  To celebrate the release of The Horror Handbook, we caught up with the author, Paul van Loon, and the illustrator, Axel Scheffler. We’re really excited to be publishing this book – make sure you enter our monster story competition too! (Closes December 2016) A bit about Paul van Loon and Axel Scheffler A highly successful children’s author […]

An Interview with Massimo Gramellini

  Massimo Gramellini is Deputy Editor at La Stampa, where he runs a front-page daily column. A household name in Italy thanks to his regular TV appearances, he is the author of several books, including L’ultima riga delle favole (The Last Line of Fairy Tales) and Fai bet sogni (Sweet Dreams, Little One), an international bestseller that has been translated […]

An Interview with M.M. Vaughan

M.M. Vaughan’s SIX is a thrilling tale of technological innovation and unknown worlds, featuring a telepathic family (with a pet pig), who must solve the mystery of their missing scientist father, and take on the evil corporation known as ‘SIX’. M.M. Vaughan tells us about the writing of the book, and how her experience of working in […]