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Posted by Tom, August 5, 2014

Come to the next Nosy Crow Reading Group!

Would you like to come to the next Nosy Crow Reading Group?

As so many people are away in August, we’re skipping a month, and so the next event will take place on Wednesday September 3 (at the usual time and place – here in the Crow’s Nest, 10a Lant Street, from 6.30pm onwards).

And given the timing, we thought a back-to-school theme would be appropriate, so we’ll be discussing two recent boarding school novels which epitomise a recent trend for nostalgia-tinged fiction: Murder Most Unladylike, the first book in a fantastic new Agatha Christie-meets-Enid Blyton series by (former Nosy Crow intern!) Robin Stevens, and The Glass Bird Girl, by Esme Kirr, which Amanda Craig describes as being “sensitively written … a cut above most fiction for girls of nine-plus.” And as a bonus secondary text, points will be awarded to those who bring along a copy of Malory Towers, which, it seems to me, will INEVITABLY come up in the course of the evening.

Murder Most Unladylike is available to order online here, and The Glass Bird Girl here.

If you’d like to come to the physical event at our office in London, send an email to tom at nosy crow dot com and we’ll try to fit in as many people as possible. If we can’t save a place for you this time, we can, if you’d like, keep you on our waiting list for cancellations and add you to our mailing list for future events.

If you can’t make it here, we’d love for you to join in online, either on Twitter with the #NCGKids hashtag, or in the comments section of our blog for the evening.

We’ll post some discussion points for the book a little closer to the date – we hope you can join us!

Have you heard about our upcoming children’s publishing conference? Early Bird tickets are available now.

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