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Discovering the real Swallowcliffe

from Swallowcliffe: Writing, reading and ramblings

Twitter: @JennieWalters

Published author blogs about favourite books, walks and places, the process of writing, discovering history, and the creative life in general!


Professional trolls and the death of journalism …

from Unemployed Hack

Twitter: @unemployedhack

The memories of a downwardly-mobile journalist. This is a political blog considering unemployment, journalism and the cost of wine and cat food.

La Jongleuse

holiday reading: old and new

from La Jongleuse

Twitter: @lajongleuse

An aspiring children’s author blogs on the myriad faces of procrastination. Dip in for creative writing tips and seat-of-your-pants mothering.

Cultural Tales of Two Cities

Taking a break

from Cultural Tales of Two Cities

Twitter: @juliacoulton

Tales of cultural adventures in Manchester and beyond. Reviews of film, theatre, gigs, books, exhibitions and much more....


Bad cop, moi? Oy vey!

from What's Happened to My Life?

A freelance journalist who was born in the USSR reports back from the cultural divide of Russia-Britain and the stress of parenting. Hop on board for thoughts, ideas and a fascinating ride.


The First Line

from A Blogger's Books

A blog about blogging, how to blog and what it's all about.


What are the first ten words that children know? (Chapter 2.2)

from Your Child's Language

Twitter: @yourchildslang

This blogger's a child language acquisition researcher, so read on to find out how your child learns words and develops language.


Rankings, sleepovers and why government policy makes perfect sense.

from Curiosity Creates

Twitter: @curious_lyn

Adventures in children's literature and free support for young writers (under 18).

babies books and blackboards


from babies, books and blackboards

Twitter: @babiesbooks

My thoughts on life as a busy wife, mum of two pre-schoolers, Usborne bookseller and teacher/tutor. Technically there are no real blackboards, but I love a bit of alliteration!

5 kids and counting

Poppy Knitting Pattern Errata !!!

from Bundles of Books

Twitter: @mammapolitico

We work with directly with authors and publishers of children's books to bring you the best children's books.