A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
Read the review

Friday, 29 April 2011

Weddings, Kisses and Shining Moments

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Well who would've thought the royal wedding would put me in such a good mood. Jolly good show to the broadcasters and jolly good show, newly-weds. Speaking of which, I had no idea the royals had their own channel on YouTube.

I have fond, unabashed memories of the Other Royal Wedding.

Especially that kiss on the balcony ...

Monday, 4 April 2011

The Blue Peter Panel at the Oxford Literary Festival 2011

Am I definitely famous now that I've got a photo with Barney Harwood of Blue Peter?

Our panel at the Oxford Literary Festival (from left to right): Philip Reeve (A Web of Air), Barney Harwood of Blue Peter, me and Lauren St John (Dead Man's Cove)
If you have no idea what Blue Peter is then you must be living on another planet ... or another country. Blue Peter is the United Kingdom's favourite kid's TV magazine show, made by the BBC. Here's the Blue Peter website.