Talk to the Golden Monkey

Talk to the Golden Monkey

Talk to the Golden Monkey

World Book Day – a celebration of writing for children, or a celebrity marketing exercise? Our culture has become so obsessed with celebrity that we have started to confuse fame with ability, and they are not the same thing at all. We are deeply concerned and...
Gaslight, by Eloise Williams

Gaslight, by Eloise Williams

Gaslight is the second novel by Eloise Williams, and it is a proper cracker of a story, a hugely exciting gas-lit romp through seedy Victorian theatre life. It is beautifully written, with both atmosphere and elegance, well-researched – and totally...
Ghosts of Shanghai and Shadow of the Yangtze, by Julian Sedgwick

Ghosts of Shanghai and Shadow of the Yangtze, by Julian Sedgwick

Ghosts of Shanghai and Shadow of the Yangtze by Julian Sedgwick Last year every other book that came into the shop seemed to have the word ‘Girl’ in the title. This year we have been inundated with books called ‘The (something) Wife’. When so many books in young adult...