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Tunnel vision?

Another ‘interesting’ thing that happened at the Gothenburg book fair was caused by me eating Daughter’s ancient saffron bun from December. I grabbed the last one from her freezer and two and a half days later I came to be eating it as I was gathering my thoughts in the corridor by the press centre. 353 more words

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Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. 546 more words

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At last! Meg at Bokmässan!

A mere eleven years after I told people in no uncertain terms that they must invite Meg Rosoff to the Gothenburg book fair, she’s finally here. 939 more words

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And then it was the end

I began Saturday with an alarm clock related issue. No, not what you’re thinking. One that immobilised me to such an extent that I had to miss my first Bloody Scotland events, only limping in towards the end of the day to collect my press pass. 377 more words

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Review: Jonathan Unleashed

Jonathan is living what he thought was the dream – he’s landed a job in advertising in New York City.  There are a couple catches, though – he hates his job, his apartment is questionable, and his relationship with his girlfriend is strained.   265 more words

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Missing

For those of you who have said you wish you were there/here/in Edinburgh, you are no longer alone. Neither am I.

I ran out of time for necessary ‘chores’ on Tuesday, and very – and I mean very very – reluctantly had to decide there was no way I could travel to hear Meg Rosoff talk about Jonathan and the dogs on Tuesday evening. 67 more words

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Beck

Beck is a beautiful story, with a sad but beautiful background. Written mostly by Mal Peet, but finished by his dear friend Meg Rosoff after Mal’s far too early death in 2015, it is a collaboration between two of the best writers for Young Adults. 333 more words

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