Author Profiles · Books

Author Profile: Neil Gaiman

With the Starz television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods coming out at the end of April, hype surrounding the fantasy author has never been higher. Recent radio adaptations of Good Omens (co-authored with the late Terry Pratchett), Neverwhere and Stardust have brought these cult novels to new audiences. Gaiman has guest starred on The Simpsons,… Continue reading Author Profile: Neil Gaiman

Books · Displays · Events

Banned! Information Store staff share their favourite banned books

Today marks the end of Banned Books Week, but recommendations keep coming in! Please continue to take and share pictures of our display, near the entrance to the Information Store until Monday 5th October.

Awards · Books · Events

Kate Greenaway Medal nominees

The Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded to children’s illustrators since 1955. According to the rules, the artist must have a “distinctive and creative” style that complements the typography (size, colour, font and spacing of the text) The covers, size and shape of the book can all affect the judge’s decision. Take a look at… Continue reading Kate Greenaway Medal nominees

Book Reviews · Quick Reads · Six Book Challenge

Book Review: The Graveyard Book

“It takes a graveyard to raise a child.” This book has been reviewed by Jess as part of the Six Book Challenge In the middle of the night, a man Jack visits the house, intent on killing all occupants. Whilst he deals with the mother, father and eldest child, the baby of the house escapes his… Continue reading Book Review: The Graveyard Book

Book Reviews

Book Review – Good Omens

Terry Pratchett is most famous for his Discworld series and Neil Gaiman for his fantasy novels and his work on Doctor Who, but in 1990, the two worked together on a novel that would be a near-perfect example of collaborative fiction, using Pratchett’s wit and Gaiman’s talent for bringing sympathy to huge mythological concepts to create… Continue reading Book Review – Good Omens

Book Reviews · DVD Reviews

Book Review: Going Postal

For the latest in our series of reviews on comedy books and films, Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (BOOK ZONE 823.91) is one of the best remedies for exam stress. It takes place on the magical Discworld, a flat world which sits on the back of four elephants that in turn stand atop a giant turtle called A’Tuin that slowly flies through space. Discworld is one… Continue reading Book Review: Going Postal