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In this town we call home / Everyone hail to the pumpkin song…

If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. — Douglas Coupland Can I let you in on a secret, dear friend of Book-ish (you and the entire, public Internet)? I’m not actually that fussed about Hallowe’en. Pumpkin risotto and a Hammer film and I’m set for […]

Guest Blogger: Robin Bennett, commercial director at Firefly Press and author of Rampaging Rugby

Rampaging Rugby: Horrible Histories for sport As a hyperactive kid, sport was one of my handiest outlets. Not only was it the only time of day I was allowed to run about the place shouting, I was also quite good at some of it, which was nice because my brother and sister were both well-behaved […]

EXTRA, EXTRA! Roly-Poly Flying Pony sighted at local bookshop!

Your eyes do not deceive you – we did say “roly-poly flying pony”. Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have long been passionate champions of bookshops. They’ve dedicated their fourth Roly-Poly Flying Pony book, Kevin vs The Unicorns, publishing in September 2021 and available for pre-order here, to ‘all the hard-working booksellers who have soldiered on through the […]