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Amsterdam Day 1 

Josie and I snuck off to Amsterdam for a final holiday hurrah.

We landed early in the evening last Sunday, took the bus into the centre of the city and found our way to my family friend’s house. 863 more words

Work Experience

In the end I imagine it was only chair Jane Sandell and me who had read Andy Mulligan’s new novel Liquidator.* And that’s because it’s not out yet, but they did make an exception at the book festival and keen fans could buy a very early copy there on Sunday afternoon. 537 more words


You can't have an Irish road trip


That’s why Derek Landy first wrote his new book after Skulduggery Pleasant as something totally different, before he realised this was no good and he’d have to rewrite the whole thing. 631 more words


Aren't bookshops wonderful?

I finally made it to my local large shopping centre on the week-end to do some of those boring chores such as changing my phone plan, and I encountered a minor miracle!  386 more words

Books And Magazines

Homeward Bound

We woke this morning to a perfect day for a drive. Sunshine, blue sky with s few high white clouds and a calm, blue sea. Travelling on a bank holiday is never ideal but we had to get back to work again. 424 more words

Books, Bookshops And Libraries

It's easier if the authors are dead

On that cheerful note Chris Riddell and his illustrator pals Chris Haughton and Oliver (but Chris for the day) Jeffers ended a humorous – as well as sold out – Sunday morning talk about drawing pretty pictures. 783 more words


Some more Saturday in Charlotte Square

The first thing I decided after travelling in to Edinburgh yesterday morning, was that rubbing shoulders with Francesca Simon had to go. It would have been lovely, but the party at the Edinburgh Bookshop I’d kindly been invited to meant returning home on a late train, full of rugby fans and festival goers. 380 more words