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Somerset StoryFest Report – part eight

Somerset StoryFest report 2019– part eight Now the best part of Somerset is there are times you can get more bang for your buck by going to panel sessions. The sure to be winners in my book. This year I … Continue reading

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Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Two

Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Two Session 10.15 to 11 am – Marquee 1 Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. Bren lived in Melbourne for … Continue reading

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Somerset Celebration of Literature 2018

It’s already May and I’ve been posting about school visits and reading the books I bought at Somerset Celebration of Literature. Now here is the first part of my rundown on the day. More to come. Summary of my day … Continue reading

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Interview with Steph Bowe…

This will appear on the Interviews Gals tab also. This young 24-year-old has already written three great books YA novels NIGHT SWIMMING (Text Publishing, April 2017), ALL THIS COULD END and GIRL SAVES BOY. What an inspiration to writers who think … Continue reading

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The first book I bought at Somerset 2018…

Book Review by Jill Smith©Apr18 Title: A Corner of White Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Publisher: Pan McMillan Australia Madeline Tully lives in Cambridge with her mother. They used to be rich in their life before with her father. She had run … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo…

I’ve decided to have a go at Camp NaNoWriMo this month. Not writing, Editing my 2015 YA’s Science Fiction manuscript ‘MicroWorld’. I’ve set myself a target and hope I can meet my mark. Yes, this is the book ‘the other … Continue reading

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Clemmie’s War by Rosie Boyes review by Jill Smith

This is another book I’ve read from The Book Review Directory authors requests. Again I’ve enjoyed reading this YA’s style book.  At Chalk House the alarm sounds, they have a new arrival. Doctor Nicholas Rose goes to help ease a … Continue reading

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