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Chipping Norton Literary Festival 21-24 April

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Chipping Norton Literary Festival has announced the line-up of highly acclaimed children’s authors for its 2016 programme. This is the fifth ChipLitFest and the most diverse programme yet, all to be enjoyed in a beautiful Cotswold setting.

 

Alongside the big names, there are debut novelists with very bright futures and much-loved writers from many genres including a host of children’s writers and creative writing workshops.

 

Children’s authors appearing include: Joanna Nadin, John Dougherty, Jo Cotterill, Cathy Brett, Tanya Landman, Atinuke, Paul and Helen Stickland, Steve Cole, Sarwat Chadda, Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap. The festival is also organising a series of schools workshops with authors including Adam and Charlotte Guillain, SF Said, Bali Rai, Tamsyn Murray, MM Vaughan, Candy Gourlay and Cas Lester.

 

Acclaimed novelist, Tessa Hadley, will be presenting one of our creative writing workshops as well as judging a short story competition that has already seen entries from across the world. We are joined by two young people, a 10 year old and a teenager, on our blogging team who are interviewing many of our children’s authors.

 

Tickets are now on sale via the website www.chiplitfest.com.

Top 10 most popular books on Lovereding 31 June – 6 July 2015

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Lovereading Top 10

1
All the Little Pieces All the Little Pieces
Jilliane Hoffman
June 2015 Book of the Month.
All the Little Pieces should come with a warning label: this is not a light easy read, it’s disturbing, sad, unsettling and… addictive. You are launched straight into the terrified thoughts of a young woman …
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2
The Looking Glass House The Looking Glass House
Vanessa Tait
‘The Looking Glass House’ is a bright, bold work of fiction, simply told yet holding a complicated ring of truth. Alice Liddell, the young inspiration for Lewis Caroll is the great-grandmother of the author of this novel. Alice’s keepsakes have …
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The Last 10 Seconds The Last 10 Seconds
Simon Kernick
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 6 May 2010.
Simon Kernick is fast becoming one of the top crime writers in Britain today and at Lovereading we have been fans for a long time. Here we have another …
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4
Find Me Find Me
Laura van den Berg
June 2015 Debut of the Month.
A sensitive debut novel by a young American author, previously praised for her short stories, Find Me belongs to the somewhat topical recent school of hopeful dystopias and reminded me of both Sarah Pinborough’s The …
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5
The Replacement The Replacement
Patrick Redmond
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
An accomplished psychological thriller that uncovers the layers of deceit and human delusion at the heart of families and which at times reaches the sharp brilliance of Ruth Rendell’s similar tales about the unseen side of …
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To Kill A Mockingbird To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee
You may have read this but it certainly deserves another read.  It’s the sort of book that becomes more profound with each reading.  It is quite simply brilliant, a tale of prejudices and injustice in small town America which should …
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7
The Cartel The Cartel
Don Winslow
Maxim Jakubowski’s June 2015 Book of the Month.
Winslow’s The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian was a truly epic tale of the war against drugs that felt suffocating and sweaty and scary. This lengthy sequel …
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8
Fifty Shades of Grey Fifty Shades of Grey
E. L. James
The book everyone’s been talking about, now a major motion picture. Young and innocent Anastasia Steele doesn’t quite know what to make of the smouldering industrialist Christian Grey when she interviews him for her student paper. Things get both troubling …
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (150th Anniversary Edition with Dame Vivienne Westwood)
Lewis Carroll
From her catwalk shows inspired by the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to her world famous twisted take on Britishness, Dame Vivienne Westwood has always seen the world through the looking glass. Now she has illustrated her favourite children’s story by …
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10
The Accident Season The Accident Season
Moira Fowley-Doyle
July 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month.
Each October Cara’s family must endure the accident season when for four weeks, no matter how much their mother tries to protect them, covering every surface in padding, removing electrical gadgets, hiding knives, they …
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Has Lovereading4kids discovered the next Christopher Paolini?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Christopher Paolini was a publishing sensation when he had the first of his Inheritance cycle book, Eragon published when he

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was only 20. He had written it when he was just 15.

But perhaps, we can go one better. Lovereading’s new sister site Lovewriting.co.uk, created to allow previously unpublished authors or self-published authors promote their books, has just been sent a novel written by a 10 year old – we think it’s excellent and believe the author clearly has the talent when he is a little older to get a publishing deal. And we are not alone in our thinking.

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‘It’s really impressive! Well done. It’s not easy to write a story that keeps the reader’s interest over that many pages, but you managed to develop the plot very well. I was totally absorbed all the way through!’

Will Goddard was born on Valentine’s Day 1998, some 17 weeks premature gaining him a Guinness Certificate for being Britain’s earliest surviving baby. Having battled through his first difficult years he showed an early love of reading, a skill he developed by reading the subtitles on television programmes. Clearly this worked as we think he will be a published novelist sometime in

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So, exclusively on Loverewriting.co.uk you can read Will’s entire story – if you like it spread the word and remember the name when he is ‘found’ by a big publisher and picks up some hot literary prize.

And if you have a book you would like to publish or promote do look at www.Loverwriting.co.uk.


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