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

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Happy Maureen Day!

Today is a big birthday for my friend Maureen Lynas, founder of the Funeverse, the silly poetry site for children and author of the practically perfect Florence and the Meanies. We thought we'd surprise her with a #happymaureenday on social media!

Maureen is turning sixty
SIXTY???? No way!
Someone's gotta warn the others
She's heading out their way!

Is she gonna be a nuisance?
Refuse to mash her food?
Take off the compression tights?
Giggle when jokes are rude?

Can she sit still at tea time?
Or will she stand on her head?
Will she be the noisy one 
When it comes time for bed?

Maureen is turning sixty.
But does she know how to be old?
Will she give up silly stories?
Get her kicks from leaf mould? 

Maureen is turning SIXTY
Be still my beating heart.
Someone better tell the others

Happy Maureen Day!

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