Staying in with Lorna Cook

It gives me very great pleasure to welcome Lorna Cook to Linda’s Book Bag today. Both Lorna and I belong to The RNA (Romantic Novelists Association) albeit at very different levels as I’m a member of the NWS (New Writers Scheme) and Lorna won the Joan Hessayon Award  last year. With the RNA celebrating 60 […]

New Voices Fiction Showcase from @HQstories

It was last November when I went to Harper Collins’ imprint 4th Estate evening and having so enjoyed that experience that you can read about here, I was thrilled to attend another event last night. Harper Collins’ imprint HQ New Voices Fiction Showcase. You can follow #HQNewVoices on Twitter see more about the evening. As […]

Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain

When I attended a Quercus book evening last October (see here) I was thrilled when I got my hands on an early copy of Jo Spain’s Six Wicked Reasons and am delighted to share my review with Linda’s Book Bag readers today as part of the blog tour celebrating the publication of the book. My […]

Thank You @OrendaBooks and @ReviewCafe

Now, I get sent an awful lot of books and although I tweet my thanks on Twitter, I rarely write a blog post about them but I simply have to thank Karen Sullivan, publisher extraordinaire at Orenda Books, and fellow blogger Lorraine for the most amazing collection of books that arrived on Christmas Eve. During […]

Underground by Uijung Kim

As a new year gets underway I’m already looking ahead to more books and travel, so what could be better than combining the two and reviewing a children’s book that features both elements. My enormous thanks to Lefki at Cicada Books for sending me a copy of Underground: Subway Systems Around the World by Uijung […]