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July Discussion - Junior Fiction - Brilliant

July Discussion – Brilliant by Roddy Doyle

We would have to say that Brilliant, whilst not exactly a polariser, did have its fans (some who just loved it) and its critics (some who forced themselves to finish it) but also a group who just didn’t connect with the story.  886 more words

Junior Fiction

Ireland: Roddy Doyle 'The Woman Who Walked Into Doors'


The plan was to buy a book for the Irish chapter in Ireland. How cool would have that been? It didnt happen though.

So back to my library I went. 230 more words


Book Review Saturday - 'Beyond the Stars'

Beyond the Stars is a unique book, insofar as it’s a collection of short stories from eleven of Ireland’s most celebrated authors for children (plus one from an extremely talented young lady named Emma Brade, of which more later), sold in aid of… 674 more words

Book Reviews

PUSH Comes Of Age - East London Press

Push Magazine – what more can I say about Europe’s best selling lit zine – sold on the street literature. Nothing – and nothing more needs to be said. 308 more words

Writing And Poetry

Wet weather and what we're reading this week

Well, we’re not sure how you’re currently fairing in the rest of the country but if where you are is anything like where we are in Norfolk, then you might be currently of the opinion that Autumn is finally here; all this wet weather and pavements lined with lovely brown leaves certainly support this theory! 506 more words

SLS Information

"Yes," he smiled.

Every writer has  something that sets their teeth on edge. The misplaced apostrophe, the homonym error, the dangling modifier… For me the thing most likely to make me squirm is badly used identification tags. 1,229 more words


KP: where did it all go wrong?

Amid the furore that has surrounded the publication of KP’s autobiography, it may have passed readers’ attention that Roy Keane also published his (second) story of his life. 772 more words