• Zut alors!

    17 February 2020

    This one's a bit of a French oddity...


    The manga edition of The Saga Of Darren Shan (aka the Cirque Du Freak series) was released in French many years ago. I was sent the first six volumes, but...

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  • Getting arty

    16 February 2020

    I found myself with a spare Sunday morning and afternoon in London recently, which is a rarity these days -- Mrs Shan and I used to bounce between Limerick and London like a pair of pingpong balls,...

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  • The gang’s all here!

    15 February 2020

    How cool is this "rogue's gallery" of characters from my Saga Of Darren Shan / Cirque Du Freak series?!? It was drawn by a fan called Shion, who has crammed in just about as many figures as is...

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  • Lartenanna!

    14 February 2020

    OK, these drawings of Arra Sails and Larten Crepsley, by the ultra-talented Amity Lee, were created for a Secret Santa Christmas present in the run-up to the yuletide, but thanks to a wonderful...

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  • Book of the Year

    13 February 2020

    "Molls Like it Hot is a thoroughly grizzly, gritty, and unmissable story based in London, UK that provides the reader with plenty of twists and turns to keep them hooked from the very first page....

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  • Young assistants

    12 February 2020

    These young readers in Miss McLachlan's P7 6 class prove they have excellent taste in books by giving Cirque Du Freak a big thumbs up! Lucky for them -- I'm sure Miss McLachlan would have dropped...

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