Tag Archives: Libraries

The Magnetic North – Liverpool Central Library

You’ve got to love the kind of concert where the band puts a bottle of whisky at the front of the stage for their sell-out audience to share. Now that’s what I call intimate. What’s more, at around half past … Continue reading

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On the write wavelength – the Jenn Ashworth interview

Jenn Ashworth is part-way into a busy schedule of promotional visits, travelling to and from her North Lancashire base spreading the word about newly-published, critically-acclaimed novel Fell, a haunting, mysterious tale set on the edge of Morecambe Bay. Born in … Continue reading

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Looking Glass Girl by Cathy Cassidy – a writewyattuk review

In the year Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland turns 150, we can expect a number of events set around that influential work and all it led to. Alice is a little too Marmite for some tastes, and I totally … Continue reading

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University of the Nerd Age – the Talk Nerdy 2 Me feature

According to US young adult author John Green, of The Fault in our Stars fame, ‘Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it’.* In fact, nerdiness is a state of mind for some, and you can include Lancashire … Continue reading

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Living the Good Life – the Martina Cole interview

Martina Cole is a publishing phenomenon, having made a habit of smashing sales records with each of her 21 novels. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising writing is in a genre all of its own, and as her publisher puts it, ‘no one … Continue reading

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Guitar-wielding visiting author proves a hit – the John Dougherty interview

Children’s author, poet and songwriter John Dougherty is a regular on the school visit circuit, and was in Lancashire recently, helping promote the Fantastic Book Awards. You might have spotted a few of his books, like Zeus on the Loose, … Continue reading

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Arctic adventures, time travel and family secrets

In which writewyattuk gets on the festive bandwagon and selects three great 2012 reads  for junior/middle school age children (nine to twelve-ish) – all possible last-minute Christmas buying conundrum solutions. While we’re into the last days of the year, no … Continue reading

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Not just any old Witch Way

NO offence intended to East Lancastrians reading this, but it feels like you’re reaching the end of the world when the M65 becomes the A6068 at Colne, and on a miserable late November morning amid a national epidemic of rain, … Continue reading

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