If you were to ask what place in Britain has inspired most writers, you would probably guess London; Devon comes a close second. So many authors past and present have been drawn to (and have drawn on) the county that...
A celebration of the life and work of acclaimed novelist Helen Dunmore. A wonderful friend and literary inspiration.
Stories have the power, which Dickens above all used, to make the haves see the have-nots as people. My burglar was not a beast, but a person.
Wizards and vampires are out. The market in teen fiction is dominated now by societies in breakdown. And it’s girls who are lapping them up.