Survival is the name of the game in Nicky Singer's new book

Karen Argent reviews Nicky Singer's new Young Adult novel, The Survival Game and finds herself witnessing the hardships of the refugee and asylum seeker's road to safety. Click on the link below to read her review.

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A (revised) selection of recommended books for children (and some for adults too) that include stories about asylum seekers and refugees from around the world

Every year more and more books appear for readers of all ages that explore the experiences of being an asylum seeker or a refugee. Letterpress Director, Karen Argent, tries to keep abreast of as many as she can and adds them to our ever growing resource list. Click on the link below to see the revised version of that list for June 2018.

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Spies, books and global espionage

Welcome to Mark Carton's The Book Spy where we discover all about the super-secret Children's Reading Intelligence Agency . Find out what we thought of this first book in a new series on the link below.

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Rereading Philip Roth’s Zuckerman books

Guest writer, Alun Severn continues his assessment of some of Philip Roth's legacy. Here he explores the three volumes of the Zuckerman trilogy.

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The enduring appeal of Edward Thomas’s Adlestrop

What is it about the country's 20th favourite ever poem that continues to strike such an emotional chord with so many readers? Terry Potter has his say on the link below.

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