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27 MAY 2020 6PM BST

Ben Oliver, author of The Loop, has launched the first in a dark and twisty new Young Adult series. We ask Ben what it’s like writing sci-fi and speculative fiction for the YA market and HOW it’s POSSIBLE to have your book signed for TV before getting a publishing contract!


11 JUNE 2020 6PM BST

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24 JUNE 2020 6.30PM BST

OMG! Barry Cunningham OBE is in our virtual house and could be live in yours too! Having worked with Roald Dahl, Cornelia Funke & J K Rowling, and now running the highly successful Chicken House Books, we have many questions. We may include some about Harry Potter and The Twits. But what would you like to ask this publishing legend?

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

E.L. Doctorow


2 JULY 2020 6PM BST

Multi-award winning author Clare Mackintosh could be live in your living room to answer your questions! A Sunday Times bestselling multi-genre author, three of Clare’s novels have been selected for the Richard & Judy book club, and her books have sold over 2 million copies in over 40 countries. We would love you to tune in!



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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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Book Review – The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Nonfiction author and blogger Clare Pooley has created her first fiction debut - and it's filled with all the truth, hope and joy we could ever need.   'Everyone lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth instead?' Almost...

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