Words cannot express how delighted we are to publish The Story of the Dancing Frog by Sir Quentin Blake, whose books have been a comforting and familiar presence in all of our childhoods (or in one case, second childhood). In honour of this fantastic book, we go through some of our other favourite Quentin Blake […]
Today is apparently #readabookday and we’re feeling in a sharing mood, so here are a few of our recent office favourites: we recommend you read one of these books, if not today, then soon!
A lot of the Barrington Stokers’ reading time this past month has actually been taken up with the news ”“ which still counts as reading! ”“ but means that our groaning bookshelves have taken a back seat this month. As you may or may not know we are based in Scotland and the recent Referendum has had all […]
Julie-ann I’m currently about three quarters of the way through The Complaints by Ian Rankin. I’ve never read Rankin before, and in fact never really given the whole crime genre a go either so was looking forward to trying something a little different for me. What I especially love is that the setting is so […]
Mairi I’m in book-eater mode at present (when I’m handling lots and lots of Barrington Stoke MSS I sometimes get out of the reading habit at home). I’ve just read Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, from the Baileys’ Prize shortlist – it was stunning. Meg Rosoff‘s There is No Dog has been on the shelf […]