Introducing Luke Allnutt and We Own the Sky
Luke Allnutt started writing WE OWN THE SKY while going through chemotherapy; as he wanted to create something for the people he loved. He said: “All the emotion I felt from losing my father, fearing that I wouldn’t be around to watch my sons grow up, went into creating this family — Rob, Anna, and Jack — that I loved and cared about so much. I suppose the book was really a love note to my own family. It explores how people facing an unimaginable loss manage to survive, how their love for each other can endure against all odds.”
Luke was picked up off the slushpile and landed a million pound international deal! It is your classic rags to riches slushpile miracle, so do come and meet him on Wednesday 28th February at 6.30pm.
Tickets are £5 which includes a glass of prosecco and canapés.
For more information about the book – please see our Events page.
World Book Day 2018
come and share a story with
in the shop on
Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March from 3.15 to 4.15 pm.
Hugless Douglas will be here to share his stories and some VERY big hugs, so please pop in to say hello, share a hug and story with him AND exchange your WBD token for one of this year’s brilliant WBD books.
Book Review of ‘Bad Mermaids’ by Beatrice Easterbrook – Age 10
What it’s about: Bad Mermaids is all about three mermaids named Beattie, Mimi and Zelda. They go on holiday to experience land for themselves and to see what legs look like. They are enjoying it until they receive a letter saying that the Queen of Mermaids has been fish napped and there are bad mermaids on the loose! They return home to their new leader Ommy Pike, the most horrible person and the supposed new Queen. With piranhas following their every step, will they ever get the old mermaid town back?
Why I like it: It has got amazing illustrations and the storyline is very inventive and exciting. It’s got a great sense of humour, so it is full of cool, creative and crazy characters (which are very magical). And it has the element of surprise, giving you that feeling of suspiciousness that every book should have. The only trouble is that I can never put the book down!
I would recommend this book to Age 8 and over. This is for people who enjoy lots of twists and turns, and especially like girl power! This is one of the best books that I have ever read and I can’t wait for more. A big thank you to Sibeal Pounder for making this book ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!