Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas Presents and Stocking Fillers

It's Black Friday! Whatever that means. Something to do with shopping they tell me. So here's a post all about how I can help YOU with your Christmas shopping!

Because I've got a book out!

It's called Greta and Boris: a daring rescue.

And it's published by Our Street Books, an imprint of John Hunt who have also published Nina Power, Laurie Penny and Ben Gwalchmai.

Here's the deal:

Greta’s best friend is her cat Boris. However, little does she realise her bewhiskered buddy is actually the Prince of the Kingdom of Cats. So when he is kidnapped by the Rat King, a young warrior cat named Kyrie Mi-ke is sent to find Greta, and together they face a mystical and magical adventure to bring Boris home again.

Greta must face the challenge of the staircase of the autumn leaves; cross Cloud Top Land and the Milky Sea; end the war between the two tribes of mice and face the truth of the Millpond; before facing the Rat King himself.

I think it's pretty great. But don't take my word for it. 

Bidisha says:

Greta and Boris is touching, exciting, cheeky and vivid, with wonderful characters, a strong narrative and sudden delightful details. It is an adventure that is both heartstopping and heartmelting, at once sentimental and comfortingly predictable. The story's sprinkled with sparkling details, with each location fully realised and a joy to traverse.

And Kid Lit reviews say:

I enjoyed Greta and Boris and loved all the imaginative places and things Greta comes upon in her journey to save Boris. Each kingdom is vibrant and special, except the Kingdom of Rats that is too dark and desolate to describe in any other terms. Chapter 2 tells us all we need to know about Greta. The journey reinforce Greta's qualities and self-identity. 

Although there is lots for grown-ups to enjoy, this book is designed with 7-10 year olds in mind. 

You can buy it at Amazon, Foyles, Waterstones, Blackwells - pretty much everywhere.

It really is the perfect stocking filler for a child in your life who loves books. And because I wrote it, it's got lots of feisty, adventurous female characters too.

Sounds PURR-fect!


Two years ago, I self-published a feminist anthology called The Light Bulb Moment. It collects the stories of women and men from all over the UK, as they share with us why they are feminists. The book includes stories from Laurie Penny, Nimko Ali, Finn Mackay and Jo Swinson.

You can buy it direct from Lulu for just £7.99.

It's the perfect stocking filler for the feminists in your life.


You can also buy a copy of Carrie Dunn's fantastic 'A Brief History of Mothers in Fiction' which I published last year. Her witty and insightful look at mothers in fiction is a great read, and another lovely stocking filler for lovers of literature, and your mum!

So, what are you waiting for?

Your new Christmas shopping list should look like:

Greta and Boris: a daring rescue

The Light Bulb Moment

A Brief History of Mothers in Fiction

And, of course, buy Ben Gwalchamai's book, Purefinder. It's going to be awesome.

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