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Spylark long-listed for book award

Spylark has been long-listed for the Redbridge Book Award 2020. It will now be read and reviewed, along with 14 other titles, by school-children across London before the shortlist is announced and voted on in spring next year... looks like competition fit to rival the genius of Tom Hopkins! Watch this space for more...
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Blog Tour

The Spylark Blog Tour is now finished. Thanks to all the hosts! You can attach up on all the blogs here.
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Writing starter

I was privileged to be asked to contribute a Writing Starter for Just Imagine. You can read the post here.
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Explore Spylark country

The third and final walk exploring Spylark's glorious Lake District setting - Rigg Knot - is now available. A delightful walk on Windermere's quiet Western shores. Enjoy!
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Ebook now available

Did you know that Spylark is available as an eBook on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Gardners, Mobcast, Overdrive, The Book People from 1 August?
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Teachers’ Notes

Some excellent teachers' notes, produced by Chicken House books, are now available. Beware - contain plot spoilers!
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Explore Spylark country.

The second of three walks exploring Spylark's glorious Lake District setting - Raven Howe - is now available. This takes an unusual route up a popular fell. Enjoy!
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Launch Night

On Friday, Spylark was launched at a packed-out Waterstones in Lancaster. Here's a short video of the event.
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First review!

I’ll lay my cards on the table straight away and say that I don’t think I’ve read a more original children’s book this year. Ben Harris, Just Imagine You can read the full review here.
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Explore Spylark Country

Check out the first of three walks, exploring the wonderful world of Spylark's World Heritage Lake District Setting. The first walk is "Brockbarrow". Watch this space for "Raven Howe" and "Rigg Knott".
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