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Teen readers - moving beyond YA

There comes a point when some teen readers are ready to fly the YA nest. Maybe they’re looking for more adult books or for different authors or for more of a challenge. 501 more words

Ya Books

THE QUIET AMERICAN (1955) by Graham Greene

Graham Greene differentiated his thrillers like A Gun For Sale (1934) from more mainstream efforts by labelling them ‘entertainments’ though the line often blurred, as with… 1,973 more words

Five Star Review

Puffins are not baby penguins.

When I was a little girl I was a member of the Puffin Club, which was the children’s division of Penguin publishing, so for a little while there, I thought a puffin was a baby penguin. 253 more words


Quote of the Day

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” 7 more words


from The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene: the fugitive whiskey priest gives his last mass in Mexico

A little group of Indians passed the gate: gnarled tiny creatures of the Stone Age: the men in short smocks walked with long poles, and the women with black plaits and knocked-about faces carried their babies on their backs. 510 more words


That fatal absence of self-doubt

In today’s Observer there’s an interview with David Duchovny, carrying the headline splash ‘I’ve more self-doubt as an actor than as a writer’. My first thought was, ‘that’s why you’re a better actor than you are a writer’, while my second was, ‘that’s because you know more about acting’. 584 more words

Books + Stories

The Last-Resort Variety

“The people in that saloon were the best I’ve ever known,” Eugene O’Neill wrote about the motley crew that occupied Jimmy-the-Priest’s, the dive bar which provided the inspiration for  674 more words