Postcards from the world of fairy tales

In Tales of Wonder, American scholar Jack Zipes presents examples of the way classic fairy tales can be retold through picture postcards.  The examples in this fabulous book come from his own collection - lucky man!

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Reading William Golding's Booker Prize winning novel, Rites of Passage

Terry Potter reads William Golding's Rites of Passage and discovers that it would be a mistake to take too seriously the author's claim that this was his 'funny' novel.

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Celebrity inspired super-heroes and dastardly villains

Karen Argent has been reading Secret Supervillain VS Lightening Girl by Alesha Dixon, illustrated by James Lancett  and Mike Love. 

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Children and young people ‘Looked after’?

Guest reviewer, Kieran Breen, reads a collection of essays that address the difficult issues of how well we care for looked-after children

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Cartoons for the book addict

Book Love by Debbie Tung is a collection of gentle cartoons that lay bare what it's like to be head-over heels in love with books...

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