Monthly Archives: August 2011

Discussion topic for book groups

Discussion points for book groups This post is written in honour of my own lovely book-group who told me I had to have a section on my website with discussion points for book groups. And since I wrote We Can … Continue reading

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Why I wrote about 9/11

When people ask me about writing We Can be Heroes the first question they usually ask is, ‘Why did you chose to write about 9/11?’. I could start by saying that We Can be Heroes is not really about 9/11, … Continue reading

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Is 9/11 a suitable topic for young readers

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at a conference about 9/11 which was run by Amnesty International and The Three Faiths Forum. At the start they showed a brilliant film of kids being asked what they knew about 9/11 … Continue reading

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My top ten books

Ooh! So many fab books – so hard to decide on a top ten. Number 1 is easy: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. I studied it for GCSE with Mr Scott (best English teacher ever) and then reread it again a … Continue reading

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Children’s and YA Fiction and the War on Terror

The amazing Alan Gibbons has written a brilliant article for Books for Keeps about children’s and YA Fiction and the War on Terror in which he gives a glowing review of We Can be Heroes. ‘Catherine Bruton’s We Can Be … Continue reading

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Closing Night of my Blog Tour

So this is it – the last date on my blog tour! Blog Tour makes me sound so rock and roll, doesn’t it? Like I’ve been playing to sell-out arenas, biting heads off birds live on stage, throwing TVs out … Continue reading

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It’s publication Day!!!!

Publication day! O! M! Golly! Gosh! My book is out today. Actually, factually today! On real shelves, in real bookshops. Beautiful shiny copies of ‘We Can be Heroes’ with nice foily bits on the covers and the most fabulous manga … Continue reading

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