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Celebrating Jodi Picoult

Celebrating Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult was born on the 19th May 1966 in New York and was raised by her parents, she was late joined by her brother. She moved to New Hampshire. Jodi wrote her first story at the age of five, and has always said that her mother and grandmother were both teachers, and their influence was very important growing up.

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Jodi is an American writer and is the bestselling author of 23 novels. Approximately 14 million copies of her books are in print worldwide and they have been translated into 34 languages. Her books are incredible stories, all dealing with real-life situations; suicide, school shootings and illness. She is a favourite of ours here in the office.

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Celebrating Michael Crichton | Author Focus

Celebrating the work of Michael Crichton

By Rebecca Reed

Michael Crichton has to be one of the most popular American authors of this modern era. With his books selling over 200 million copies worldwide and with many being adapted into movies, many generations have seen his work in some way. We are celebrating this brilliant author’s birth date today and are getting ready to curl up with Jurassic Park and the not so cuddly dinosaurs. Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday George R.R. Martin | Author Focus

By Rebecca Reed

George Raymond Richard Martin was born on the 20th September 1948. He is often referred to as George R.R. Martin and is the American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres. He is best known for his epic A Song of Ice and Fire series that has been adapted into the critically acclaimed worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones by HBO. He serves as the series co-executive producer and has also scripted four episodes of the series. Continue Reading

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Things we learned from The BFG

Things we learned from Roald DahlBy Sarah Kneath

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a massive fan of The BFG. I read a lot as a child and this became a firm favourite from the moment I read the first chapter. I love all of Roald Dahl’s children’s books, I can’t quite bring myself to read the ‘adult’ stories he’s written. Continue Reading