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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Mercies is one of those haunting reads that had tears rolling down my face and will stay with me for a long time to come. This book first came to my attention on the longlist for the Jhalek Prize and I was not disappointed. What I learned from The Mercies: A reminder that weContinue reading “The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave”

Tolkien Reading Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day! Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year – the date on which the Ring was destroyed, completing Frodo’s quest and vanquishing Sauron. It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. TolkienContinue reading “Tolkien Reading Day”

The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2021

This week see’s the exciting announcements of the shortlists for both of these prestigious awards. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to a children’s book author whose writing creates an outstanding reading experience. It was established in 1936 in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in 1955,Continue reading “The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2021”

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Longlist is here, and it’s phenomenal!The Prize was created by the Women’s Prize Trust, a registered charity championing women writers on a global stage.As an organisation they “empower all women to raise their voice and own their story, shining a spotlight on outstanding andContinue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist”

The Jhalak Prize Long List

The Long List for the prestigious Jhalak Prize has been announced – and there are some amazing books on there. The Jhalak Prize was founded in 2017 and celebrates books by British & British resident BAME authors. First awarded in March 2017, the Jhalak Prize and its new sister award Jhalak Children’s & YA PrizeContinue reading “The Jhalak Prize Long List”

Our Story

Once upon a time in the year 2020 an evil plague spread across the land the likes of which had never been seen before. No single person, no matter how good, or brave, or kind was out of reach of this plague and life changed in the blink of an eye. It was becoming harderContinue reading “Our Story”


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