Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The end of my British authors month...

And that's it! I hope you've all enjoyed November's themed month. I know I certainly enjoyed it. It's been really fun talking about and reading books by British authors. And even though November is finished, I will continue to support and celebrate my favourite homegrown authors, you can be sure of that!

Here's a look at all the posts which went up... Thank you all for your support, comments, retweets, posts about the month. A huge thank you also to my absolutely wonderful and lovely guest posters and guest reviewers, I really don't know how I could have managed the month without you! Thank you so much for writing such brilliant and thoughtful posts!

Introducing British authors month


Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling
Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight by Jenny Valentine
Naked by Kevin Brooks
0.4 by Mike Lancaster
Numbers by Rachel Ward
Extreme Kissing by Luisa Plaja
The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
The Medusa Project: The Set-Up by Sophie McKenzie
Big Woo by Susie Day
Wasted by Nicola Morgan
Pretty Things by Sarra Manning
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
The Dark Horse by Marcus Sedgwick
Rich and Mad by William Nicholson
Lucas by Kevin Brooks
Divided City by Theresa Breslin
Exodus by Julie Bertagna
From Where I Stand by Tabitha Suzuma
Sea of Tears by Floella Benjamin


Some of my favourite books by British authors
Jenny Valentine (Awesome Women)
Peter Pan
Reading the not-quite-blockbusters, Part 2
Reading Roald Dahl
Books that make me want to travel to ... the UK
Favourite bookish websites
Books by British authors I'm dying to read

Guest posts

British Book Destinations Tour by Raimy from Readaraptor
Gritty Teen/YA fiction in the UK by Savita Kalhan
How the British seaside inspires my writing by Jill Hucklesby
A literary tour of London by Laura from SisterSpooky: Book Fangirl
What makes a novel British? by Catherine Bruton
Two British settings by Luisa Plaja
The most bookish place in the UK? by Jenni from Juniper's Jungle
Enid Blyton by Zoe from Bookhi
Ten British books that I love from Hayley Long
Location, Location, Location by Sophia Bennett
Weird Things You Learn When Writing by Jo Cotterill
Confessions of a Word Nerd by Luisa Plaja

What do you think? Should I make this an annual event?


  1. I've LOVED this theme month, Clover! Thanks so much for my lovely review - and for posting this big list so I can catch up with the bits I missed.

    Yes, yes, do it again next year! (*coughs* Yeah yeah, I know I'm biased - but speaking as a reader too, it's brilliant to see the spotlight shine on homegrown books too.)

  2. You should definitely do this again next year because it's brilliant!

  3. I am sad to see this month come to an please do it next year! Like Susie said, thanks for wrapping it up so I can catch up on the brill posts I have missed :)

  4. Definitely an annual event, please!

  5. I loved this theme, you always organise the best months! :)

  6. Susie - Thank you so much for your comment :) I think I will do it again, because you're so right, there just isn't enough of a spotlight on British authors at the moment. So many people did comment on some of the reviews saying they had never heard of the book or the author, and that makes me feel sad!

    Kulsuma - I will, then! Thanks!

    Zoe - You're very welcome! And I shall think of the best month to do it apart from November, which wasn't great for me. will have a think...

    Deniz - Sure thing. I just need to do it in a month that's not November.

    Raimy - Thank you so much for saying so :)

  7. I loved this month! Please do it again some time! :)
    And thank you very, very much for including me.

  8. Luisa - It wouldn't be the same without you! I'll focusing on Love month for a little while now and then will consider the best time for another British month!


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