• Fan photos

    31 July 2020

    Let's wrap up my posts for July with some photos that have been shared with me by fans over the last few months.


    First up we have a dead gorgeous bookcase (pun intended!) which nestles nicely...

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  • Pinocchio, The Simpsons and Cirque Du Freak

    30 July 2020

    There was a fascinating episode of the Why do we read this? podcast a couple of months ago, where the co-hosts look at the similarities between the original Pinocchio story and The Simpsons and... ...

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  • Beastly Sunburn

    29 July 2020

    I've featured a lot of fan art here over the years (such as just a couple of days ago, when I posted a few Darren Shan drawings), but this spine-shivering work by Amity Lee is one of the more...

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  • 20 Book-To-Movie Castings That People Actually Kind Of Hated

    28 July 2020

    There was a fun article published over on Buzzfeed a couple of months back, entitled 20 Book-To-Movie Castings That People Actually Kind Of Hated. It's one of those pieces of internet fluff that...

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  • Princely fan art

    27 July 2020

    Let's be honest -- of all the characters I've ever created across the 54 or so books that I've published, I don't think anyone can argue that the smartest, the bravest, the most ingenious, the...

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  • If you go down to the woods today…

    26 July 2020

    As I do most Sundays, I'm sharing some Shan family snaps. These were taken on a rainy Saturday a few weeks back, in our local forest park in Curraghchase, before I'd gone for my first haircut since...

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