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Down The Rabbit Hole: let’s talk about books, baby

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Down The Rabbit Hole: let’s talk about books, baby

Children’s and YA makes up almost 25% of the UK book market. It receives one fortieth of the coverage that adult fiction does in mainstream media.

This is bonkers.

Instead of just shouting ‘This is bonkers!’ and putting her feet up (like me), the very wonderful Katherine Woodfine of Booktrust decided to do something about it. The result: Down The Rabbit Hole, a one-hour radio show on Resonance FM dedicated to children’s books. So what does an hour of kidlit radio mean, in practice?

The graphic novel I bought immediately after listening to the show. The book I bought immediately after listening to the show.

A panel of authors to read and review 4 books – in this case fantastic YA author Tanya Byrne, Claude genius Alex T SmithDarcy Burdock‘s wrangler Laura Dockrill and Waterstones’ very own children’s book superhero Melissa Cox; tips on how to get an agent (and/or Antonio Banderas) from Louise Lamont

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