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11 – 12 JULY 2020

We are so very proud to play a part in the Newark Book Festival going ahead this year! With an amazing line-up of author events for your entertainment and inspiration – from children’s to historical fact and fiction – simply book your virtual seat and enjoy the show in the comfort of your own home!


22 JULY 2020 6:30PM BST

Sunday Times Bestselling author Louise Candlish has written thirteen novels, including the thriller Our House. A #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audiobook, it is in development for a major TV series with Red Planet Pictures. And her novel Those People, about the neighbours from hell, has reached #2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. We have so many questions. What would you like to ask?


28 AUGUST 2020 6:30PM BST

Lucy is a Commissioning Editor at Wide Eyed Editions and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. She has developed and edited books for children with Alan Ahlberg, Quentin Blake, Bruce Ingman, Sandra Dieckmann, Yuval Zommer and Joe Coelho. She is the author of Illuminightmare as well as the Portrait of an Artist and Art Masterclass series. Join in to find out how a picture book is put together!  

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go."

E.L. Doctorow



We were extremely grateful when author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin let us interview him. He gave such amazing advice for anyone writing or illustrating picture books or anyone writing middle grade fiction as well as talking about his own dyslexia. More info…



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Book Review – After The End by Clare Mackintosh

Register your seat at our live interview with Clare on 2 July 6pm BST! A review of 'After The End', the June 2019 novel by bestselling author Clare Mackintosh. 'How can my child be a breath away from death, when evidence of his life is all around me?'...

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Book Review – In Plain Sight by Marion Todd

DI Clare Mackay is back! In Plain Sight is as rigorously crafted as her first St Andrews police investigation. Thorough, tense and totally authentic, author Marion Todd has triumphed again. 'The magnitude of the task facing her was not lost on Clare. A...

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Book Review – The Guest List by Lucy Foley

When Lucy Foley sends out The Guest List you'll want to be on it. But make sure you're near the generator when the lights go out. Calculated, compulsive and churning with intensity.   "Historically, the [cormorant] has been represented as a symbol of...

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