• Madrid beckons

    31 May 2019

    Today I head to Madrid in search of... glory!


    Tottenham Hotspur is the football (soccer) team that I've supported all my life. We've never been overly successful -- the last time we won the...

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  • Book Riot

    30 May 2019

    There was an interesting article over on the Book Riot site recently, about what is the longest YA Book Series, based on either the number of books or the page count. It's a trickier one to call...

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  • Ban the Zom-B babies!!

    29 May 2019

    Yesterday's post about a boy who'd enjoyed Zom-B Baby and posted a short review of it on Twitter reminded me of some harsher critics, who succeeded in having the book removed from the shelves of a...

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  • Book Moles

    28 May 2019

    I like the @BookMoles group over on Twitter, where students post pictures of themselves holding a book that they've recently read in front of their faces, along with a very short review of it. A...

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  • New Spanish review

    27 May 2019

    A Spanish reviewer recently reviewed the last three books of my Saga Of Darren Shan/Cirque Du Freak series, on the site El Club De Las Sebaduras. It wasn't an easy undertaking for the reviewer,...

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  • Now you see him…

    26 May 2019

    My son Dante goes to a lovely Montessori (pre-school) in our local village. Last week the children went on a school trip to Curraghchase (our local forest park) where they were entertained by a...

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