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February 21, 2014
Raking over the Past
By Nick Ward
“Please could you write about any family secrets that have influenced or featured in your work?”

 

I try not to deal in the real world too much, either in my stories or in life if I can get away with it! And family secrets are usually secret for a very good reason, so even if I discover any recent ones they might be too close to be used in a book. Apart from the fact that I suppose everything we write is a result of who we are and what has happened to us, I don’t think I have used a specific event from family life in one of my books.

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February 20, 2014
RHCP books are flying off library shelves

Books from Random House Children’s Publishers’ authors are among the most borrowed library books for 2012-2013 according to recent data from the Public Lending Right.

Random House Children's Publishers | One of the UK’s largest children’s publishers
Random House Children's Publishers | One of the UK’s largest children’s publishers
February 6, 2014
Looking at the stars launch

Last night, despite the tube strike, Ruth Knowles and I made it to Oxford for the launch of Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill!

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Random House Children's Publishers | One of the UK’s largest children’s publishers
Chris Ryan Dads and Lads Events

Join ex-SAS hero Chris Ryan as he talks about his Bravo Two Zero mission and his two new novels Deadfall and Masters of War in an event suitable for adults and young adults, perfect for fathers and sons.

Random House Children's Publishers | One of the UK’s largest children’s publishers
Random House Children's Publishers | One of the UK’s largest children’s publishers
February 5, 2014
The enduring appeal of Biggles (and why I learned to fly)

Posted by Philippa Dickinson

I suppose it’s safe now to fess up and say that James Bigglesworth (‘Biggles’ to his friends and colleagues) was more than just a fictional hero to me when I was 11.  Curled up in an armchair reading his adventures, I wanted to be part of Biggles’ crew, to be there when he saved the day (again), or rescued pals Algy, Bertie and Ginger from whatever dire peril they had been landed in (usually by Biggles or Air Commodore Raymond). But most of all, I wanted to fly, to be a pilot.

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