January’s Author of the Month: Guy Jones

Where did you write The Ice Garden? I like to find the perfect spot, with a comfortable chair, huge desk, and absolute peace and quiet. And then I discover that I can’t write a word. So, in fact, most of The Ice Garden was written on crowded trains, in coffee shops and on the first […]

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Book Club Blog: Second Instalment

The busy lives our pupils lead here at Cranleigh Prep School means that over the weeks my book club attendance has wavered due to swimming galas, school productions, illness, music exams etc. but I always seem to have a stalwart group of 12 pupils attending at any one time. This is actually more manageable than […]

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Book Review Competition

It has been a busy month for The Awesome Book Awards. We had a huge response from teachers, librarians and pupils themselves to the short list – all overwhelmingly positive. Over 60 schools have already registered to take part in the awards, with most hoping to attend the Awards Ceremony in May 2019. Schools are […]

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Book Club Blog

As the Librarian at Cranleigh Prep School I run an Awesome Book Awards Book Club once a week in my library and at present I have 17 members. This by no means excludes any other pupils who wish to shadow the awards and in fact I have 26 other pupils and 4 members of staff […]

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Welcome to 2019’s Awards

After months of reading, planning and preparing, the moment has come – the Awesome Book Awards 2019 Shortlist has been announced. And, what a tremendous shortlist it is this year. We have really enjoyed reading the shortlisted 5 books and hope you do too.  From navigating the perils of social media to taking flight on […]

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5 Questions for Lucy Strange

Where did you write The Secret of Nightingale Wood? I was living in Dubai when I started writing The Secret of Nightingale Wood, and I was very homesick. I think my love of the English countryside and a feeling of nostalgia are both very evident in the content of the story and the style in […]

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5 Questions for Christian O’Connell

Where did you write Radio Boy? At home and in my shed. No I really did go to my shed and write. It’s a very nice shed. I would also suddenly get ideas during my radio show and write them into my phone. Who is your favourite character in Radio Boy and why? That’s a […]

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