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Bookish Firsts, Young Adult / March 11, 2016

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Really happy to be hosting Esther Dalseno on the blog today to celebrate the release of her book Gabriel and the Swallows from OfTomes Publishing!

Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno

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With authors Esther Dalseno

What is the first book you ever read/remember reading?
esther-charlieCharlie and the Chocolate Factory. I remember getting a complete obsession for all Roald Dahl’s books thereafter, and got grounded for continuing to insult my brothers by quoting, “My dear old fish, go boil your head.” read more

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By: Daphne

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I’m thrilled to be hosting authors Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen to celebrate the release of their new book, Never Evers! Their debut novel, Lobsters, was hilarious and sweet, and I’m sure Never Evers will have more of their signature funny dual narrative and awkward moments!

Never Evers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

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Bookish Firsts, Features / October 14, 2015

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Hi again and welcome back to the YA Shot blog tour! Today, we have Lucy Saxon, author of Take Back the Skies and The Almost King. Lucy is also doing a Bookish Firsts first, a video, which is really exciting!

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YA Shot is a one-day Young Adult and Middle Grade ‘festival’ taking place in the centre of Uxbridge on Wednesday 28 October 2015 in partnership with Hillingdon Borough Libraries and Waterstone’s Uxbridge. 71 authors will be involved in a programme of events (plus book-signing sessions) in the Uxbridge Civic Centre, Waterstone’s Uxbridge and Uxbridge Library. There is also a programme of 6 fantastic blogging and vlogging workshops – one of which I’ll be running! Hope to see you there!
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Bookish Firsts, Features / September 28, 2015

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So excited to host my first stop for the YA Shot blog tour! I’m excited to host Matt Whyman, who is one of my favourite people and the author of the amazing books, The Savages and American Savage. Matt was super enthusiastic and answered all our questions and a special one on libraries, who are the main beneficiaries of YA Shot! read more

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Bookish Firsts, Features, Young Adult / August 19, 2015

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Please welcome to the blog today Claire McFall, author of Black Cairn Point, a creepy mystery about a boy and girl who disturb a pagan ritual site in Scotland. She is also the author of Ferryman and Bombmaker.
 
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With author Clare McFall

What is the first book you ever read/remember reading?
mcfall-whalesWhy the Wales Came by Michael Morpurgo. I know I started with Puddle Lane… but those memories are buried under the mists of time (it was a LONG time ago) and so this is the first book that I remember. It’s about two young children, Gracie and Daniel who live on the Scilly Isles. I had to look them up – they’re a little cluster of islands off the coast of Cornwall. I remember thinking that sounded like a very exotic place to live. It’s a great book with everything you need in a good story: a creepy old man, a story of a strange curse, disapproving parents to make the whole thing more exciting… and a dramatic ending. read more

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By: Daphne