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Book Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Book reviews 

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Published 7th June 2012 by Corsair (previously an ebook)

Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011.

Imaginative and witty, complex and memorable, this is a fantastical fairyland full of magical characters. In true fairy story style young September is whisked off by the Green Wind and the Leopard of Little Breezes to visit Fairyland. Along the way she meets a...


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Book launch (2) and future reviews

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Book Launch 
I had a wonderful time at the book launch for 'The Quiddity of Will Self' (see previous post). Thank you so much to Sam Mills for inviting me! I was thrilled to have the opportunity to chat to other authors, reviewers and publishers.

Before the event I spent a few hours wandering around trying not to get too lost in London. In this brief time I discovered - that it's a bad idea to stop and tie your shoelace while walking through the underground tunnels, that London is too busy to successfully...
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Book Review: 'The Quiddity of Will Self' by Sam Mills

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Book reviews 

'The Quiddity of Will Self' by Sam Mills
Publication date 15th March 2012

Skilled, confident and brave; Sam Mills writes in worship of an existing cult author, exploring the extremities of worship, love of literature and the twisted trails within the mind left by the textual footsteps of every author one reads. Each book a glimpse within the psyche of another, the taunting desperation of wondering if you could have that mind, be that person, find those ideas, those words within yourself. ...


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