1. Top Ten

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    November 29, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    I’ve been having a lot of fun and also a little anguish this week choosing my ten favourite historical novels for young readers for the Guardian Children’s Book Website.  Do visit the site to find out more. These lists are inevitably distinctly personal, and of course I’d love to know what you think of my choices.  Well, that’s as long as you love the books as much as I keep reading


  2. Their fight, our fight?

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    November 21, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    When I made the decision to write A World Between Us entirely from the perspectives of the three main characters, interweaving the close third-person narratives of Felix, Nat and George, it solved some problems and created others.  The chaos of war, combined with the effects of propaganda keep reading


  3. Present time

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    November 12, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Some serious frivolity now…

  4. iBook update and other news…

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    November 1, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    A quick round-up this week…

    Everything is coming together on the multi-touch iBook edition of A World Between Us and it’s looking simply amazing… I’ve certainly been amazed every time Amy Orringer (Digital Co-ordinator at Hot Key Books) has sent me the latest version, with more pages and ‘assets’ to check through and approve.

    It’s quite hard to picture until you see it in keep reading


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