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The Inkpots interview: Dan Worsley

Dan is a master storyteller, as well as a brilliant author, and we are delighted that he was able to find some to time in his busy schedule to answer some questions from the Inkpots children. Do you write in silence or do you need some noise around you? It’s got to be really quiet […]

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The Inkpots interview: Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens is the author of the wonderful Murder Most Unladylike Series, but in her latest novel she has continued the story of Ted Sparks which was started by the late Siobhan Dowd. The Guggenheim Mystery has been one of the Inkpots books of the summer – a great mystery story full of really interesting […]

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Suggested summer reading: part two

Last week, I did a blog round up of suggested summer reading for children age 8 – 11 years. We are so lucky just now to have a great choice of children’s books available to us that I felt a second post was warranted. Sometimes children need something a bit out of the ordinary to […]

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The Inkpots interview: Joanne Owen

Joanne is a brilliant friend to Inkpots and so it was just lovely to catch up with her and find out about her writing and her new book… Do you write in silence or do you need some noise around you? I’m a noise-needer! I often write in cafés, amidst all the clatter and chatter. […]

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The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens

Sometimes a book comes along and stops you in your tracks. Days after you have finished the book, you keep going back to it, thinking about the characters and story line. Such a book is The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens. Robin is well known for her Murder Most Unladylike series, but for this book […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Maz Evans

Maz Evans is one of Inkpots’ favourite authors and we just loved her book ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’. And we have just got a copy of the next book ‘Simply the Quest’. Maz is also one of our Inkpots Heroes . So we are just thrilled that she spared some of her precious time […]

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Creative ideas to ‘keep up your sleeve’

A very good friend of mine used to be a deputy headteacher and when she knew I was starting Inkpots, she advised that I always had a few spare ideas to hand just in case I had some additional time to fill, or things didn’t go to plan. Yesterday morning, I saw a family packing […]

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