About me

I’m a chartered librarian, a reader, a freelance researcher, a critic and  a writer. I am represented by Bryony Woods of DKW Literary Agency, and recently completed an MPhil in English Literature at the University of York. I research the relationship between girls and space/place in children’s literature, and blog more on the nature of my research here. I’m also a regular contributor to Book Riot and you can find all the pieces I’ve written here

Affiliate Scheme

This blog is affiliated with Amazon. As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, this blog is part of an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to http://www.amazon.co.uk. Any links to Amazon function as part of this scheme.


All content in this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please note that you are free to share / remix content for non-commercial purposes providing you credit me & link back to the original post. If you would like to use / remix / share content on any other basis, please contact me.

The heart-shaped book logo used occasionally on this blog is a public domain image courtesy of George Hodan.

Review Policy

I review children’s  and young adult literature on this blog. I particularly welcome school stories, and literature from under-represented voices. Although I am grateful to receive them, I do not guarantee a review for unsolicited items. 

I am specifically interested in girl’s school stories, translated children’s fiction, and writing from marginalised voices, and would very much encourage individuals from alternative publishing circumstances to get in touch should they think this blog might be a good fit for their work. Here’s a list of tips on how to pitch your book to me for review. Extra bonus points if you reference these in your pitch.

All reviewed items are tagged accordingly as to their source and regardless of how the book is sourced, I give my true and honest opinion. Following review, books are either retained or donated to a variety of sources including local playgroups, libraries, and charity shops.

Support this blog

If you’d like to support the costs of this blog, then you can donate any amount via my Ko-Fi link  Any and all support is gratefully received.


I publish an intermittent Tinyletter on bookish topics, and I’d love for you to read it. You can sign up here.





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