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Farewell dear friend

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Mavis Curtis A better friend there never was. Kind, caring and a great intellect, she was one of the most delightful people it has been our honour to know.  Mavis spent many years working with children in an educational environment. She enjoyed reading […]



Interview with the author of Clueless Clarence

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Interview with The Oxford Editors   Zoe, thank you for agreeing to talk to us today. Thank you very much for asking me. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always love listening to the radio, and about twenty years ago I was in the kitchen and this rap song […]



Carly Schabowski’s new book launches to rave reviews

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

There, on the dusty floorboards, was a piece of paper, folded neatly. A newspaper article from 1941, written in German, alongside a faded picture of two men in Nazi uniforms staring at the camera. I was about to place it back in the box of forgotten things when something in the text jumped out at […]



How I used storytelling to get my daughter to sleep and published my 1st children’s book

Monday, April 19th, 2021

  Henrietta Mackenzie, Children’s Author   I recently published my first children’s picture book in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in gratitude for my three year old daughter’s diagnosis and treatment for a rare condition called ‘Segmental Haemangioma’. My book The Secret Lives of Two Googly-Eyed Cats is about my daughter Penny and […]



Power up your dialogue

Friday, August 28th, 2020

  By Pauline Kiernan Dialogue does many things at once. Characters show what’s on their minds and who they are. It creates conflict, tension and release. Above all, dialogue is where the story’s essential core is most dramatically realised because stories are powered by characters and their actions and emotions. So first, use words that […]