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Fuel

Like most Brits, I've been filling in my census form this week. (What is your job title? WRITER. Briefly describe what you do (did) in your main job. WRITING.)  I dithered more over the 'how many hours a week do you work in this employment?' question. In the last two weeks, I've written barely 500… Continue reading Fuel

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The face behind the book

My sister once sent a fan letter to Anne McCaffrey. She received, to her amazement, a typed reply (and I mean typed, with awkward spacing and ribbon smudge: this must've been ~1985) answering each of her 20 questions in turn, clearly from Anne herself. I remember being impressed, jealous, but mostly confused. I liked books,… Continue reading The face behind the book

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Teens on Moon Lane

What better way to celebrate 4 glorious years of Chicklish, the UK's very first teen/YA book blog, than with a celebration of books by its founders and friends?  Luisa Plaja, Keris Stainton, Sarra Manning and Simmone Howell treated Dulwich to readings, a Q&A, and signings (thanks to the indie bookshop Tales on Moon Lane, who… Continue reading Teens on Moon Lane