The Stain of Blood Shed Long Ago – Mythology and Modern Literature

The Stain of Blood Shed Long Ago – Mythology and Modern Literature

The Stain of Blood Shed Long Ago – Mythology and Modern Literature

The Arrow of Apollo by Philip Womack   “Right’s anvil stands staunch on the ground and the smith, Destiny, hammers out the sword. Delayed in glory, pensive from the murk, Vengeance brings home at last a child, to wipe out the stain of blood shed long ago.” ―...
Here Be Dragons!

Here Be Dragons!

Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan   The dragons will return, one last time…     On the island of Arcosi, dragons and their riders used to rule the skies. Now they are only legends, paintings and symbols: dragons are stories be read aloud at bedtime,...
Scarlett Hart Monster Hunter

Scarlett Hart Monster Hunter

Published by First Second, Pan Macmillan Format: Paperback by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor   Scarlett Hart is the orphaned daughter of two renowned monster hunters, and she is determined to carry on in their footsteps.   In Scarlett’s world the...
Seaglass by Eloise Williams – cover reveal!

Seaglass by Eloise Williams – cover reveal!

‘She will come for you.’ Lark struggles to settle when her Roma family moves to a new site by the sea. Her mother is ill, her little sister Snow isn’t talking and she has fallen out with her best friend. She distracts herself looking for sea glass on the...
We Forge The Chains We Wear In Life

We Forge The Chains We Wear In Life

In December 2017 we wrote a letter and, enclosing a book, sent it to Theresa May, British Prime Minister. The letter set out the impact of library closures, the loss of employed, qualified librarians and the loss of funding for the purchase of new books, on the...
Thornhill, by Pam Smy

Thornhill, by Pam Smy

2017: As she unpacks boxes in the bedroom of her new house, Ella catches a glimpse of a crumbling, forsaken house beyond the overgrown garden she sees from her window. At night however, one small light goes on in the attic window; despite the barbed-wire and the ‘keep...