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Month: June 2014

Backlist Love: The Number 7 Shirt by Alan Gibbons

First I should say that this post was due to tie in with the start of the World Cup a couple of weeks ago but then we decided to get creative with a Father’s Day special and I am rather sad to say that this post now coincides with our England team heading home from […]

STOP PRESS: Ghost Stadium wins Leicester Best Book Award and Partners in Crime wins Coventry Book Award!

We’re incredibly pleased and proud that TWO of our authors, Tom Palmer and Nigel Hinton, have received awards for their Barrington Stoke books Ghost Stadium and Partners in Crime, respectively. Tom Palmer has won the Leicester Best Book Award with his spooky thriller Ghost Stadium. The Leicester Best Book Award is very special because each year a long […]

Reading for pleasure by bookseller Robert Welton

I’m a bookseller. I’m an avid reader – you can call me a book worm, a geek whatever. It’s true. There’s always a book or four on my bedside and a book in my bag or my back pocket. I’m also dyslexic. My spelling is terrible. The amount of red underlines in this as I […]

Rhythm and Pacing

Author Caroline Lawrence summed up our unusual edit process rather neatly in a recent History Girls post: ‘When you write for Barrington Stoke there are two stages of editing. The first edit is for the story itself – structure, continuity and comprehensibility. The second edit aims to weed out words and phrases that might trip […]