Monthly Archives: July 2014

Monthly book slot


My monthly book slot with Nick Coffer on BBC Three Counties Radio comes around very quickly! Always great to chat about books though and we managed to squeeze six books in today including 2 childrens books and one non fiction. You can see what I recommended by looking at the radio recommendations page. You can hear the programme by clicking on this link BBC3CR It will be there until Monday August 4th.


Book News this week


I have just added the entry form for the Chorleywood Literary Festival Writing Competition to the Chorleywood Bookshop website. Get writing all you budding writers! The theme is Bravery, 800 words and you could win the Dominian Short Story Prize. Closing date October 27th

I have read all my books ready for the radio on Monday. You will have to listen if you want to know what my books are this month! BBC Three Counties radio, the Nick Coffer Show on Monday July 28th from 12 noon to 3pm.

Michael Morpurgo


Amazing! Quite the most moving event in a long while. Fabulous to have met an icon of children’s literature and to discover he is just delightful. We all sang the theme from War Horse, heard how it came to be written and had a lump in our throats as we listened to great stories of WW1 and how various other books of the 134 books that is Michael Morpurgo’s oevre came to be written. Some story or meeting with a particular person has sparked them all off. He recommended a visit to the Museum at Ypres as he considers it one of the best places to learn about WW1.
I gave the vote of thanks to him at the end.