As an author I love hearing from my readers - but I never expected one to thank me for saving their mum's life. After my
Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around 80,000 - 100,000 words), there's the enormity of having to create an entire world, peopled by characters that have come straight out of your imagination.
A trip to Croatia is about more than just the beaches and the clear blues skies. Here are my eight top tips for really getting to know the country, and make your holiday really memorable.
Last week, in Dubrovnik, I met a woman called Maya, who had lived in the city her whole life - including the eight months
It took me years to get an agent. Hours queuing in post offices, uploading over-sized email attachments, thumbing through the Artists and Writers Yearbook. I filled up folders with rejection letters, had meetings with agents that came to nothing, and put my novel away in a drawer more times than I care to remember.
"China's power is on the rise." "India's capability worries the west." Sound familiar? If I ask 'What's Britain's golden
Action-thriller Boy Nobody is the first in a trilogy of young adult novels by Allen Zadoff about a teen assassin, brainwashed by The Program to be a perfect, emotionless killing machine - imperceptible by the authorities because he's just a kid.
Can you have a mancrush as a woman? I do. This book was a requested Christmas present. I loved Bakopoulos' first book so much I decided to dig into his second.
You know the types of books that you pack in your suitcase, itching to start reading before your holiday begins but you know you should wait until you can fully immerse yourself?
If the name David Frum is at all familiar to British ears, it is generally closely accompanied by "the man who coined the phrase 'Axis of Evil'". This may be enough for some readers to dismiss anything he has to say as the work of a crypto-fascist, imperialist running dog, but they do so at their peril.