I'm catching up after a couple of days away, so here are a few miscellaneous links:
- Happily, our route down to the Forest of Bowland took us through St. Boswells, so The Mainstreet Trading Company made the perfect place to stop for refreshments and a little light book-buying. I also came away with a Love Your Indie loyalty card to be used in participating bookshops (full details here).
- In case you haven't already seen them, here are the shortlists for the 2011 Costa Book Awards.
- Although I've yet to read any of her books, I follow the blog of Canadian crime writer Louise Penny, and here's a recent post of hers on the publishing process, a subject I'm always interested in knowing more about.
- Jojo Moyes' article on the changing face of children's literature prompted a nostalgic moment over breakfast this morning. I don't have a copy of Moorland Mousie on my shelves, but I do still have all my old Pullein-Thompson, Pat Smythe and Ruby Ferguson books, and some of them were read and enjoyed by my daughters (but not my son - though he is nowadays the only one of the three who rides).