29th September sees the start of the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. For ten days, a host of authors, illustrators, comedians and other celebrities will be chatting about their favourite subject and ours: books.
Julia Donaldson is best known for her internationally bestselling ‘Gruffalo’ stories. She has won numerous prizes including the Smarties and the Red House Children’s Book Award, and has seen many of her books televised, including Room on the Broom and Stick Man. On 30th September, she’ll be talking about her latest heartwarming picture book, based on the real-life ‘Ugly 5’ safari animals: the hyena, marabou stork, vulture, warthog and wildebeest. They’re not the prettiest creatures on the savannah, but they have charms of their own, and Julia Donaldson’s The Ugly Five will have you longing to catch a glimpse of them!
Award-winning author Chris Riddell is a legend in the world of children’s books, having illustrated a plethora of books including Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants, and won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal three times. He’ll be in Bath’s Guildhall on 1st October, discussing his ‘Goth Girl’ books and the art of illustration.
Whovians will be over the moon on 2nd October, when authors Jonathan Morris, Cavan Scott and Mike Tucker get together with super-fan and Doctor Who expert Michael Stevens to talk all things TARDIS. We’ve a whole world of Who titles on our website, including Who-ology, Crawling Terror and Plague City.
Whether you’re heading to the Lit Fest or not, all these great authors and titles can be found on our website, with big discounts to the RRP. There’s no need to wait for the holidays, with A Great Read, both kids and parents can enjoy a term-time treat!
Recently, we were able to talk with cookbook author Jo Pratt about her latest soon-to-be-released book The Flexible Vegetarian. Within the book are plenty of vegetarian recipes which can be easily altered to suit other culinary needs. The book releases on 07/09/17 is available to pre-order here. Could you tell us a little about your new book? What [...]
The Booker Longlist has just been announced and the titles that feature are an exciting, eclectic mix, as we've come to expect. You can find out a bit more about them here:Days Without End – Sebastian BarryAlready the winner of the 2016 Costa Book of the Year, Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End is a story of brothers-in-arms [...]
Gail Honeyman’s debut novel has been a summer sensation – picked by Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Book Club, highly praised by authors such as Jojo Moyes and Nina Stibbe, and soon to be adapted as a film by Reese Witherspoon’s production company. Undoubtedly a large part of its appeal lies in its assured portrayal of a highly unusual heroine.Eleanor Oliphant [...]
We were recently able to speak to Dan Toombs, author of The Curry Guy; and we were very pleased that he was able to answer some questions for us: What sort of things did you learn from eating only Indian food for a year? I had been cooking Indian food regularly for about fifteen years before deciding to cook it [...]
With the success of The Savvy Shopper's Cookbook - and having tried some of the recipes ourselves - we were delighted that Amy could spare some time to answer some of our questions...What have you been reading recently?The last book I read was Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman. I wanted to read it all [...]
Doctor Who’s back on TV, and we can’t get enough of his adventures! If you’re the same, you’ll be as excited as we were to hear about the new range of Doctor Who/Mr. Men books. Perfect for fans of the Doctor and Roger Hargreaves alike, they’re written and illustrated by Hargreaves’ son, Adam, in the [...]
Mother’s Day is just ten days away, so get ready to spoil your mum with one of our great titles! We’ve got a huge and varied range, from comedy to chick-lit to historical thrillers, so you’ll be spoilt for choice... Sarah Turner is a No. 1 bestseller and a parenting [...]
Recently we were able to have a chat with the Costa Biography Awarding-winning author Keggie Carew. Her book Dadland is the story of her trying to recapture her father's past as his memory is failing, going back to his time as an undercover guerilla agent during the Second World War. The book is available to [...]
Congratulations to Sebastian Barry! His novel, Days Without End, won the coveted Costa Book of the Year Award for 2016. It was the second time he's won too - the first was for The Secret Scripture.We'd also like to congratulate (and commiserate) with his fellow category winners, which were announced at the beginning of January.Here [...]