Walled in or out? — Calmgrove

Nina Bawden: Off the Road Puffin Books 2000 (1998) It is the near future — 12th June 2040, to be precise. Britain is divided, east and west: the civilised part, the Urbs, is separated from the barbarians in the west by a wall. Young Tom, an only child, is accompanying his parents and his grandfather […]

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Joan Aiken celebrates Jane Austen, writing the stories she never told… — Joan Aiken

Much to their surprise, Jane Austen fans are still discovering that Joan Aiken wrote Austen sequels – one of the greatest admirers of Jane Austen, she knew the books inside out and has written six wonderful novels of her own as a tribute to her admir’d predecessor! In this entertaining review and summary, an […]

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Witch Week Day 5: Discussion of The Other Wind — Calmgrove

THE OTHER WIND Discussion, Witch Week 2018 Lizzie, Lory and Chris approached this discussion of The Other Wind, the read-along book, not as a Q/A session, but rather as responses developing over time and in conversation with each other. Below: the edited version, with sections that match our Feminism+Fantasy theme. For the complete version (17 […]

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Eight years of writing. Rewriting. Creating. Destroying. Crying. Laughing. Dreaming. Now, after all those years, it’s just a couple more days until Fallen Princeborn: Stolen is released. Let’s get into the mood for tricks and treats by stepping out and enjoying the bounteous harvest of pumpkins…and fellow writers. 🙂 My many, many thanks to these comrades in […]

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Surprise #Countdown! My #debut #darkfantasy #YA #novel Fallen #Princeborn: Stolen will be #FREE on #Halloween! — Jean Lee’s World

Eight years of writing. Rewriting. Creating. Destroying. Crying. Laughing. Dreaming. Now, after all those years, it’s just a couple more days until Fallen Princeborn: Stolen is released. Let’s get into the mood for tricks and treats by stepping out and enjoying the bounteous harvest of pumpkins…and fellow writers. 🙂 My many, many thanks to these comrades in […]

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Word hoards — Calmgrove

I love words. (You may possibly have noticed.) It’s one of the delights of reading, not just the storyline or characters but the way that sentences and phrases break down before being reassembled, the collocations or how their constituent words are juxtaposed or arranged. I’m partial to commas, colons, brackets and semicolons (again, you might […]

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A week to go to Witch Week — Calmgrove

One week from today, Lizzie Ross and I will be hosting Witch Week, a celebration of fantasy fiction and feminism. If you haven’t already, do look back at my announcement post or at Lizzie’s post here. Then come back here and/or to Lizzie’s blog on October 30 for a preview, a schedule, a readalong and […]

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