Today I am delighted to have Dan Freedman one of the UK’s leading football fiction writer as my guest blogger today. Dan worked at the top level of football for the last decade – writing for the FA, the Premier League and attending two World Cups – he combines his work in the game with […]

One Reason Your Son ISN’T Reading at School

Today’s guest author Janet Allison offers support and strategies for parents bringing up young boys. I was delighted to have been interviewed by Janet on Friday night for the Boys Alive! On-line Event: Discover HIS World – The Map  and to hear more about all aspects of raising boys – from his education, to understanding his temperament, his […]

Why begin Teaching Reading through Games?

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years teaching children to read is a vital life skill that I feel very passionate about – as kids who can’t read lack confidence, lack opportunities and are disempowered in all areas of life. I used to teach Reception children for a number of years and still […]


  I am delighted to see that my publisher’s Random House, the biggest selling book publishers in the UK, are supporting The London Evening Standard’s “Get London Reading” Campaign Almost 10,000 adults have started reading again as a result of the Standard’s literacy campaign. Two thousand people a day have been downloading two ebooks which we […]