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Publish and Be Damned

Publish and Be Damned

The Publishers and the Public – a psychological drama There is a great deal of social pressure in the book industry to be smiley and gushingly positive all the time – and we are, when it is appropriate. The many authors whose work we love, and the many small...
We Forge The Chains We Wear In Life

We Forge The Chains We Wear In Life

In December 2017 we wrote a letter and, enclosing a book, sent it to Theresa May, British Prime Minister. The letter set out the impact of library closures, the loss of employed, qualified librarians and the loss of funding for the purchase of new books, on the...
Thornhill, by Pam Smy

Thornhill, by Pam Smy

2017: As she unpacks boxes in the bedroom of her new house, Ella catches a glimpse of a crumbling, forsaken house beyond the overgrown garden she sees from her window. At night however, one small light goes on in the attic window; despite the barbed-wire and the ‘keep...
Author SF Said to visit us at Kenilworth Books!

Author SF Said to visit us at Kenilworth Books!

We are really thrilled that one of our favourite ever authors, SF Said, will be joining us at the shop on 30th November after a day of school events. Many schools look at both Varjak Paw and The Outlaw Varjak Paw in yours 3,4 and 5, and his third novel, Phoenix, is a...