Professor Hallux and the Lalalas

Originally posted on Nicky Tate:
I’m pleased that my chapter book for children, Professor Hallux and the Lalalas has finally made it into the world.  It’s been a long journey and one which has taught me an awful lot about writing. Yonks and yonks ago I devised the characters of Professor Hallux for Fun Kids.…

Review: The Teacher’s Secret

Review: The Teacher’s Secret

The Teacher’s Secret by Susanne Leal We all know what evil in schools looks like, right? There’s huge amounts of coverage in the press. So the tag for this is ‘Acclaimed Aussie novel exploring good & evil in schools’. Right. We know what it’s about; we’re led there. Except that’s not quite true. It’s probably … Continue reading

Review: Blame

Review: Blame

Blame by Paul Read The sudden death of his father forces a reformed addict to come to terms with long-held resentment. It’s worth mentioning that the subject matter is not one that holds my attention – in some ways, perhaps, it’s too close to the bone, and perhaps the flood of misery memoirs in recent … Continue reading

Review: The Magician’s Lie

Review: The Magician’s Lie

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister [This is the UK release of an award winning and soon-to-be-filmed US best-seller.] When does an illusion become more than an illusion? When does a story, our personal history, become more than a story we tell ourselves and become the truth that defines who we are? Is it, perhaps, … Continue reading