The British book world has been responding to often depressing current events in delightful ways. The owner of Big Green Books has been interviewed on BBC London about his Harry Potter-related feud with Piers Morgan.
Meanwhile, Canongate had the following announcement to make.
Very happy (delighted really) to announce that we’re also not publishing Milo.
— Canongate (@canongatebooks) February 21, 2017
Twitter user Hannah Chutzpah was among many of us to applaud their tweet.
….would it be weird if I started writing slashfic about @Biggreenbooks & @canongatebooks?
— Hannah Chutzpah (@Hannah_Chutzpah) February 21, 2017
Kenilworth Books are arguably also deserving of their own fan fiction, having sent Donald Trump a children’s novel.
A letter from a bookshop to @realDonaldTrump with a novel we think he will find enlightening..#Phoenix #BooksToTheWhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/iiBAoKPZT7
— Kenilworth Books (@KenilworthBook) February 13, 2017
Meanwhile, in other (supposedly unrelated) news, Claire Armitstead investigates the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups phenomenon.
On Comment Is Free, Miriam Rosenbloom asks how we choose children’s books in our divided world.
Roald Dahl’s final children’s book is to be released with new illustrations by Quention Blake.
On the Today Programme, this week’s Meet the Author introduces us to Christopher de Bellaigue, who talks to James Naughtie about his new book The Islamic Enlightenment.
The London Review of Books discusses the newly translated The End of Eddy, the autobiographical novel by Eddy Belleguele whose original title was En Finir Avec Eddy.
In this week’s A Good Read, Harriett Gilbert talks to Murray Lachlan and Deborah Frances-White about their literary recommendations.