Peirene Press week – Looking forward, 2016 releases

This week the blog has been dedicated to all thing Peirene Press. Having concentrated on the here and now and the history behind the publishing house I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see what treats Peirene have in store for us next year. New for 2016 is Peirene Now! This new project sees…

Peirene Press week – White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen – Review

Published by Peirene Press Publication date 1  March 2015 Translated by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah Source – review copy “What does it take to survive? This is the question posed by the extraordinary Finnish novella that has taken the Nordic literary scene by storm. 1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a…

Peirene Press week – Off the Shelf Translation talk

Rather fortuitously I found out that Peirene Press were taking part in the Off the Shelf festival of words in Sheffield. There Meike Zeivogel, founder of Peirene Press, was in discussion with Hamid Ismailov, author of The Dead Lake and host, Rachel Genn. It seemed too good an opportunity to miss so I headed off, battling through…

Peirene Press week – Q&A

Today is the first post this week focussing on Peirene Press, an independent publishing company who publish beautiful novellas of translated fiction. First of all I asked Peirene some questions so we could find out more about them. 1. Tell us a little about Peirene Press. What is the ethos behind the company? Peirene was…

Jason Starr – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Jason Starr to the blog. Jason’s latest novel, Savage Lane, was published by No Exit Press on 22 October 2015. Jason kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Savage Lane.  It’s a dark domestic thriller/satire about a group of suburbanites in a community north…

Stephanie Butland – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Stephanie Butland to the blog. Stephanie is the author of Letters to My Husband and her latest novel The Other Half of My Heart was published by Black Swan on 22 October 2015. Stephanie kindly answered some of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Other Half of my Heart….

One to Watch S D Sykes – Q&A

Today I’m very pleased to welcome author S D Sykes to the blog and she has kindly answered a few of my questions. Her first book Plague Land was published in paperback on 21 May 2015 and her latest novel to feature Oswald De Lacy, The Butcher Bird was published by Hodder and Stoughton on…

Dave by Sue Hendra, illustrated by Liz Pichon – Review

Published by – Hodder Children Publication date – 7 February 2013 Source – borrowed copy “By a bestselling team, this hilarious picture book will appeal to all those young children who love toilet humour! A reissue of this hilarious picture book with a stunning glittery cover. Written by Sue Hendra, the creator of the bestselling…

Margaret Skea – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Margaret Skea to the blog. Margaret is the author of Turn of the Tide and the sequel, A House Divided, was published on 15 October 2015. Margaret has kindly answered a few of my questions 1. Tell us a little about A House Divided.  A House Divided continues the story…

Carmel Harrington – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Carmel Harrington to the blog. Carmel is the author of the best selling Beyond Grace’s Rainbow and The Life You Left. Her new novel, Every Time a Bell Rings, is published by Harper Collins in ebook format on 15 October 2015 and in paperback on 19 November 2015. Carmel kindly answered…

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson – Review

Published by Sphere Publication date – 22 October 2105 Source – review copy “Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, The Twelve Dates of Christmas is perfect for fans of Kirsty Greenwood, Giovanna Fletcher and Lindsey Kelk. Previously published in ebook – now available for the first time in paperback. Winner of the Novelicious Debut of Year Award….