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Month: July 2014

Insider’s guide to Edinburgh

With Festival season on the horizon, the city of Edinburgh is about to be flooded with tourists from around the world. Here at Barrington Stoke, we’ve been compiling a list of our favourite haunts and things to do around the city that might be slightly off the beaten track and escape the notice of all those visiting […]

What’s so great about Libraries on Wheels?

I can’t imagine life without books. But when I was twenty two we lived in a little village with a small child and not much money. I couldn’t drive. Or cook. And struggling on and off buses with a baby and a buggy and a bag full of books seemed like a major operation. Luckily, […]

Backlist Love: Space Ace by Eric Brown

About the story Billy gets to spend the weekend at his grandpa’s house and he’s super excited. His grandpa is a retired astronaut and owns a spaceship junk yard (how awesome is that?). He’s just fixed an old spaceship that used to take people on tours around the solar system and wants Billy to come […]

Hang on a minute, folks: more thoughts on YA

In the wake of the first UK Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC), we’ve been retweeting links to articles and essays on Young Adult literature right, left and centre. Many of these stem from a recent piece by a writer called Ruth Graham in Slate Magazine, in which Graham stated that adults should be embarrassed to […]