I was invited to create a shepherd.com book list, and chose magical, modern fairy tales. If you read that kind of thing, check out my page, and see if you agree with my picks. What would you have chosen instead? I was impressed with the cover versions they picked for each of my choices – my own copies are quite plain in comparison!
Tag: blackwood crusade
The Wish That Started Everything
In which impetuous Mab Thatcher ignores everyone’s advice about being the new priest’s first confession in Blackwood, and lands the village in a whole heap of trouble…
It’s not every day you get a review like this little beauty! Good reviews are always very welcome, so if you like a book please do take the time to tell the author, especially if they are lesser-known. Your review could be pivotal to whether that writer carries on writing or not.
A Tatty Book is a Lovely Thing
My favourite books bear the scars of my love, so it was wonderful to see a tatty Blackwood Crusade in the school library.
Getting Praised for Daydreaming
When somebody totally gets what you were trying to say, understands how your world works, and bonds with characters you gave birth to, it’s like a little bit of sparkly magic.
Shining Armour Loses its Shine
The old fairy stories are not known for their strong female roles. Off the top of my head, there seem to be four main types of women who constantly appear…
Begging Letter #4: Tree-Climbing Sheep
In which Dr Williams comes across another strange petition in the intriguing medieval Blackwood archives…
Can a Witch REALLY Turn You into a Toad?
Concerning a bizarre claim by a Mr Warren of Lesser Crocklington in 1331.
Begging Letter #3: What shall we do with the Drunken Soldier?
In which Dr Williams comes across another strange petition in the Blackwood archives…
The Surprising Origin of ‘COOL!’
The word ‘cool’ (as a way of saying ‘splendid’) has been around for longer than most people think. It all started at the royal court of Edward I…