About me

I’m a chartered librarian, a reader, a researcher, a critic and  a writer. I am represented by Bryony Woods of DKW Literary Agency for my books, and currently research at the University of York. I blog more on the nature of my research here. I’m also a regular contributor to Book Riot and you can find all the pieces I’ve written here

Affiliate Scheme

This blog is affiliated with Amazon. As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, this blog is part of an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to http://www.amazon.co.uk. Any links to Amazon function as part of this scheme.


All content in this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please note that you are free to share / remix content for non-commercial purposes providing you credit me & link back to the original post.

The heart-shaped book logo used occasionally on this blog is a public domain image courtesy of George Hodan.

Review Policy

I only review children’s  and young adult literature on this blog. I particularly welcome school stories, and literature from under-represented voices. Although I am grateful to receive them, I do not guarantee a review for unsolicited items. Please note that I do not review self-published books.  All reviewed items are tagged accordingly as to their source and regardless of how the book is sourced, I give my true and honest opinion.

Support this blog

If you’d like to support the costs of this blog, then you can donate any amount via my Ko-Fi link  Any and all support is gratefully received.


I publish an intermittent Tinyletter all around books and buns, and I’d love you to read it. You can consider it like one of those ‘you should read this’ lists but actually fun as it involves buns, and buns are always fun. You can sign up here.



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