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
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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sunshine and three very special schools in Hackney for Booklinks

I stopped for coffee next to the Hackney Empire theatre 
Today I visited three schools in Hackney as part of the Booklinks programme created by Pop Up Projects - Morningside, Millfields and Clapton Girls' Academy. I've just been reading my friend Jane McLoughlin's report about her Booklinks Day and I have to agree that it's a very special and satisfying programme -