Tag Archives: Katherine Langrish

Meanwhile, in Diagon Alley…

In case you every wondered what writers do all day–well…we write, mostly. Even when there’s boggarts in the closet and nargles in the pub, we still scramble around and find ways to write and edit and do other writerly, blog-type things. To put it another way, the Blogengamot has all found ways of keeping busy while the Pubs been undergoing its exorcisms (if that’s the word I want).

Let me introduce you, if I may, to one of those other projects, a joint venture between Mr Pond (speaking!) and Jenna, as well as remarkable people like Katherine Langrish, friend of the Pub. Revgeorge has also been known to wander in from time to time. It’s a blog and literary journal called Unsettling Wonderdevoted to folklore and fairy tale of all types, but especially the slightly stranger, lesser-known, more unexpected types.

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Harry Potter 8: Contest and Giveaway

West of the Moon

[NB: Deadline extended to 4/4.]

If you follow pub regular Katherine Langrish’s wonderful blog Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, then you already know that Katherine has been travelling round the blogosphere in a virtual book tour [cough] including a guest post at Paradoxes tomorrow [cough].

Her West of the Moon trilogy has just been revised and released in a single volume from HarperCollins. I’m halfway through my own copy and I have to say–it’s breathtaking. A complex, emotional, well-wrought coming-of-age cycle. It’s also about Vikings, but not in the way you’d immediately expect.

So I’m delighted to announce that The Hog’s Head has two signed copies to give away.

Here’s how you get one:

The Harry Potter Franchise is just too good to stop. It’s not enough to hear the author tell us what she thinks happened–we want to read it, and we want to see it, right? Continue reading