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On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

On Writing: Melina Marchetta on Heroines.

OK, I could pretty much say anything right now. I’m pretty sure the majority of you have already skipped ahead and… well, I don’t blame you because yes, I have Melina Marchetta here today, talking about how she writes her heroines. It’s probably futile to say that I love Melina Marchetta’s books. If you’ve ever … Continue reading

On Writing: Dianne Touchell on “Difficult” Subjects

On Writing: Dianne Touchell on “Difficult” Subjects

To say I am a fan of “gritty” subjects would be an understatement. It would also be an understatement to say I am a fan of “difficult” subjects, “intense” subjects, “controversial” subjects, “dark” subjects. It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to say I’m a fan of the “quotation marks” but this is because I’m trying … Continue reading

A British Tea Party with Kirsty Eagar.

A British Tea Party with Kirsty Eagar.

2012 is THE year for Great Britain. A lot of people have said it. I mean, let’s just think about this. The Diamond Jubilee. The Euros… wait.. ok scratch that. The first British man to win the Tour de France. THE OLYMPICS (I mean, come on, who’s watching it? Is anyone as excited as I … Continue reading

Interview: Sita Brahmachari, author.

Interview: Sita Brahmachari, author.

As you know, I’ve recently read Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari and absolutely adored it. Remember my review?  I mean, have you seen the trailer? Looks good, yes? It’s because it is! Go read it, shoo! And then come back because I have the wonderful Sita Brahmachari on my blog today!  As with all of … Continue reading

Interview with Sarah Crossan, Author.

Interview with Sarah Crossan, Author.

Seeing as this is “A Week in Verse” at Wear the Old Coat…. Wait, what do you mean you didn’t know? B-but I made a button and everything! James Dean! POETRY! Nothing? Fine, find out more here and then come back quickly. The lovely Sara…Also, I would like to own that necklace. Chop, chop. Well … Continue reading

Interview with Zack Ahern, Photographer.

Interview with Zack Ahern, Photographer.

Or… The Guy Behind The Shoulders. I know you might be wondering why I’m interviewing a photographer on my blog today. “Um… isn’t this a book review blog?”  I hear you ask. And yes it is. “So what’s with the photographer? Oh god, you’re not trying to be arty and cool again are you, Jo? … Continue reading

Interview with Jim Kay, illustrator.

Interview with Jim Kay, illustrator.

You may remember (unless you’re like me and a night’s sleep is a reset button) that on Monday I wrote a post called ‘Illustrated Britain’ that covered artists that illustrated the books that I grew up with and loved. Now we’ve come to end of the Illustrated Book Week, I thought it would be a … Continue reading