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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

It is my last week here at Hot Key Books, and it’s making me really sad. But since I’m stone cold when saying goodbye (seriously, what’s wrong with me?), I do like to find a comforting outlet for those suppressed tears. So for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday we’re listing…

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Books We Want For Christmas

Christmas is looming, and it’s easy to get lost in the stress of getting all your Christmas shopping done. So we thought we would help you along by telling you what books we want for Christmas – we hope you’ll be inspired! 1. For Livs, it’s DIANA VREELAND MEMOS: THE…

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Authors for the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday (8 November), causing catastrophic damage. It is the strongest storm ever to make landfall, hitting an area where thousands of people are already homeless after an earthquake in mid-October. The 300-mile wide typhoon – locally known as Yolanda – has left a…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Fictional Pets

Since I’ve never had a pet of my own, I’ve always been envious of characters in children’s books who have cute, funny and extraordinary pets. Here are my top 10 favourite pets: 1) Hedwig (Harry Potter Series – by J.K Rowling) Hedwig is Harry Potter’s pet owl, a gift from…

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Introducing Sanne

Hello everyone! I have been working as the new digital coordinator at Hot Key for a few days now and I figured it was time to introduce myself. I grew up in Katwijk, a small town in the Netherlands, where I lived until I graduated university. I studied English Language…

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From the Intern Desk : My Little List of Covetousness

If I had to summarise my childhood home, and my parents’ influence, I would have to say that I grew up in a house of: Cheese (both of the edible and comedic variety)  Theatre (from Shakespearian plays in Hatfield Forest to the most unabashedly ridiculous musicals possible!)  And… mountains of…

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The office of cake and relaxation

As your average university graduate trying to build up their portfolio of work experience I’ve seen a pretty wide range of offices; from tiny close-knit families to huge organisations. From frantically putting together boxes of cupcakes with a cookbook author who forgot about an important meeting, to arranging dot-to-dots of eight…

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Our first London Book Fair

It’s Hot Key’s first London Book Fair and we’ve got loads to shout about. We’ll be unveiling our sensational launch titles on Monday and announcing an exciting new project on Tuesday –  so stay tuned! We’ll also be negotiating rights deals, meeting people in the industry, presenting to the Children’s…

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The Other Side of Bologna

A small weekly round up. 1. Bologna is over! The news from the front has been hugely exciting and we’re so glad that our amazing titles are being well received. We are glad to have the HKB team back in full force at Northburgh House though! 2. We were all…

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When the Editors are out

In the comics vein of previous posts our inhouse cartoonist Jan (with a two year comics education from Sweden) did this little diary.

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La nostra prima Bologna Children's Book Fair

(or, our first time at Bologna Children’s Book Fair…) If you have spoken to any children’s publisher this week you will have probably caught them all in pre-Bologna madness. We are in it right now! It’s our very first Bologna as Hot Key Books, and bags are being packed full…

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Libraries Lobby Part 2 of 2 – Lydia Syson

It was good to see lots of authors at the libraries lobby. I spotted @candygourlay and @markthomasjones in the crowd, and also one of our own Hot Key Books authors @LydiaSyson, the author of the forthcoming A WORLD BETWEEN US, a gripping love story set in the Spanish Civil War,…

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Libraries Lobby part 1 of 2

The lobbying has only just begun. And so has our coverage of the Speak Up for Libraries rally. This is the first of two blog posts… the next one is from Hot Key author Lydia Syson. There were an number of impassioned pleas to the government to take action on…

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Speaking up for libraries

Recently, I was in Torquay with my writer friends (authors & editors Jasmine Richards, Karen Ball and not pictured Sara Grant), and we were taken on an Agatha Christie tour by a Blue Badge guide named Frank (far right) who was an octogenarian marathon runner and all around brilliant guide….

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