Tanya Landman discusses female protagonists, literary awards and familial relationships


Just less than a week to go before the main event!

YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young Adult and Middle Grade festival that raises the money and resources to run a year-long programme pairing libraries and schools for free author events to foster a love of reading, inspire a passion for writing, and encourage aspirations to care
ers in the Arts. If you’d like to know more about what YAShot is then check it out here.

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The Grand Tour: Natasha Farrant’s Favourite Classics

Natasha Farrant is the amazing author of Lydia: the Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice, and while I fully intend to write a full review of her book, I urge you to read it! This book is a brilliant homage to the epitome of classical literature. Farrant puts a unique and nostalgic spin on the character of Lydia Bennet that adds a completely new and intriguing dimension to her life.

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Review: Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty – Penguin Originals

*Please note: I received this book gratis in order to provide a review. This review is my honest opinion and is unaffected by the receipt of this for free.*



Dear Nobody is the story of Helen, Chris and Nobody, their unborn baby. Still both in college with bright lives ahead, the last thing Helen and Chris expected after losing their virginity would be that Helen would fall pregnant. Dear Nobody tells the story from both perspectives, through Helen’s letters to their unborn child who are read by Chris including his point of view throughout.

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