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Bolognese Adventure

A few weeks ago I was in Italy, attending the Bologna Children’s Book Fair for the first time.

This isn’t a fair where you buy books, it’s where book… 359 more words

A Writer's Life

Permission to be RUBBISH (but not rubbish)

I just counted up, in the last couple of years of writing I have made exactly

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX THOUSAND AND THIRTY-SEVEN AND-A-HALF MISTAKES… 312 more words

Writing

So, You Want to Write a Book?

When I’m out and about, in schools and libraries, I often get asked why I started writing.

The answer is that I’ve always wanted to write books, right from the time when I first learnt to read. 379 more words

Writing

A Date-Rape Drug Test?

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 1 out of every 6 American women, and 1 in 33 American men, have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetimes. 210 more words

Health

World's First Fluorescent Sensor to Identify the Presence of GHB

Odourless, colourless and vaguely salty, Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is almost undetectable when mixed in a beverage. It renders the victim incapacitated and vulnerable to sexual assault, thus making it one of the most commonly used date rape drugs. 136 more words

'Date Rape' Drug Is Now Detectable By a Fluorescent Sensor

Scientists have created a new, brightly colored way to detect if a drink has GHB, commonly known along with Rohypnol (or roofies) as a date rape drug. 121 more words