Review: Railhead by Philip Reeve

Railhead by Philip Reeve is the story of Zen Starling, thief and railhead – someone who loves the great locomotives that ride the rails between the worlds. It’s the far future, and humanity has spread out amongst the stars. Interstellar space travel is too difficult due to the vast distances involved, but for centuries there… Read More


UKMG Extravaganza, Nottingham, 17th October 2015

I woke up this morning with the theme tune to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face in my head, which as earworms go, is probably about as bad as it gets. This can only mean one thing – yesterday was the UKMG Extravaganza in Nottingham’s Central Library. Over thirty children’s authors were in one room for an afternoon… Read More


Review: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Pugs of the Frozen North is the third collaboration between writer Philip Reeve and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, after Oliver and the Seawigs (reviewed on this blog) and Cakes in Space (one of my top books of 2014) and it’s the best yet – assuming you like pugs. I think pugs are great, with their comical… Read More