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10/06/2014 by Anna James
It's Horrid Henry's 20th birthday this year and to celebrate here's 20 Horrid Henry facts for you including Francesca Simon's favourite moments and her favourite titles from the series.
10/06/2014 by Anna James
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray is the story of a family trying to work out how to carry on when their world has fallen apart. By turns moving and funny, and always beautifully observed, it's been gathering rave reviews. The cover designer, Glenn O'Neill, tells us about the process of creating the cover.
10/06/2014 by Deirdre Le Faye
The author of Jane Austen's Country Life, Deirdre Le Faye, tells us about her favourite rural moments from Austen's novels.
10/06/2014 by Michelle Harrison
The author of One Wish, Michelle Harrison, tells us about her favourite magical worlds.
10/06/2014 by Liam Murray Bell
Liam Murray Bell is the author of two novels, So It Is and The Busker. The Busker came out earlier this year and is a Scottish Book Trust Pick of 2014. Here Liam tells us about his love of second hand bookshop inspired by his childhood.  
09/06/2014 by Anna James
With his new paperback, A Tap on the Window, in the Sunday Times bestsellers, thriller author Linwood Barclay has already turned his mind to his big Autumn release, No Safe House. The sequel to his million-copy selling No Time for Goodbye, No Safe House returns to the troubled Archer family for a new thriller with a new gripping hook. No Safe House is out in hardback and ebook on 25th September and here's the trailer, exclusively for We Love This Book.
09/06/2014 by Natasha Farrant
Natasha Farrant is a literary scout and author. Her newest book in the Bluebell Gadsby series, Flora in Love, is out now. Here she tells us about writing for girls.
06/06/2014 by Kimberley Young
This weekend is the first ever digital romance festival, organised by HarperCollins. Kimberley Young is the HarperCollins women's fiction publishing director and tell us five things you might not know about romance writing.
Embarrassment in fiction is win-win. Either you relate to the horrific incident you find on the page - and it heartens you to think that someone, somewhere, probably went through the same cringeworthy experience you did - or you simply laugh uproariously at the character's misfortune, and gleefully think to yourself, "Thank god that's never happened to me!"   For our debut novel Lobsters - a dual narrative YA romantic comedy about a boy (Sam) and a girl (Hannah) desperately trying to find love and lose their virginity during the summer after A levels - we put our protagonists through all sorts of unbearably embarrassing scenarios. People get caught with their trousers down in stationery cupboards, they get vomited on at parties, they get christened 'Toilet Boy' by girls they fancy. And, to be honest, that's just the tip of the humiliating iceberg.    So, since we've packed our book with excruciating moments, we thought we'd pay tribute to our ten favourite embarrassing incidents in literature…
05/06/2014 by Anna James
An exclusive short story by Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike, which is out on 5th June from Corgi. You can find our more about the book here.

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