The Day War Came – a letter to Parliament

  We were invited, by writer Nicola Davies and illustrator, Jackie Morris, to organise a project to get 100 copies of a new picture book, called The Day War Came, into Parliament. The purpose is to offer the support of a collective of the country's most prominent...

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We’re finalists for Small Business of the Year!

We've some brilliant news! We are beyond delighted to say that we are finalists for Small Business of the Year at Touch FM - and they have also shortlisted us for the Customer Service Award!! We knew we were up for one award, but the other was a big surprise! For...

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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,...

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Scarlett Hart Monster Hunter

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 Barguest skulks in the disused mineshaft, sea monsters lurk below...

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Ghosts and Healing in the Exclusion Zone

Guest blog by Julian Sedgwick Researching his next novel, author Julian Sedgwick arranged to make a journey right into the heart of the lands devastated by earthquake, tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. In our first guest blog, he writes about his travels in...

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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 foggy beach....

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Happy 50th Birthday to the Bookshop

This year we’re celebrating because on 21st May 2018 there will have been a bookshop in Kenilworth for 50 years. The shop was set up in 1968 as The Chapter House by Norman Stevens, who still lives and works in the town - and who pops in regularly to see how we are...

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Publish and Be Damned

The Publishers and the Public – a psychological drama There is a great deal of social pressure in the book industry to be smiley and gushingly positive all the time - and we are, when it is appropriate. The many authors whose work we love, and the many small...

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