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Amanda Kennedy
Write, design and create.
Write, design and create.


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The Book of Dust on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime
From Monday 23rd of October, listeners of Radio 4's Book at Bedtime will be treated to an abridged reading of Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage - Book One of the Book of Dust. Considering that this novel has not even hit the shelves yet (it's due to be rele...

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Penguin' Season of Stories Begins Anew
Sign up to The Season of Stories this month to receive bite-sized tales delivered daily direct to your inbox. Season of Stories returns in September, with three more months of hand-picked short stories from acclaimed authors such as Lee Child, James McBride...

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Hide a Book Day - September 18th 2017
As part of the Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, Goodreads is teaming up with The Book Fairies for a special Hide a Book Day on Monday, September 18. Everyone has a favourite book (or in my case, a pile of favourites!). To share the love of these books, Goo...

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The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley - Book Review
The Bedlam Stacks  by Natasha Pulley Published by Bloomsbury Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on 1st June, 2017 In 1859, ex-East India Company smuggler Merrick Tremayne is trapped at home in Cornwall after sustaining an injury that almost cost him his leg. On the...

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Book Review
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on May 1st, 2017 Published by Crown Publishers In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as t...

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Complete List of Penguin Clothbound Classics (Updated for 2017)
Since 2008, Penguin have published classic literature in a beautifully packaged format: the Clothbound Classics serie s. Each edition is bound in cloth, with covers individually designed by the talented Coralie Bickford-Smith . Several new titles have been ...

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Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips - Book Review
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on 1st August, 2017 Fierce Kingdom was truly a joy-ride of a read. I simply could not put it down! It tapped into the very core of just how far a mother would go to protect her child, how people reac...

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Midnight's Children - Dramatisation on Radio 4
An ambitious dramatisation of Salman Rushdie's magical novel is currently available to listen on Ratio 4. This seven part drama features a full cast of characters to bring the classic novel to life. Catch up now on BBC iPlayer .

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The LastDays of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp - Book Review
The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on August 21st, 2017 Published by Orbit Jack Sparks died while writing this book. This is the account of his final days. A rebel in the writing world, Jack Sparks is controversial, unre...

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Book Review
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on April 1st, 2017 Published by Penguin “After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we’ve just met for a minute in the lobby of a hotel? For that matter, what can a first impr...
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