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Other book festivals are available

The Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off today – and as it’s our local, we’re particularly excited about it. FRA writers and illustrators appear at the following [...]

Going to war…

Gill Arbuthnott’s latest book is The Secret Diary of the First World War – the story of a teenager who enlists aged just 14. It’s illustrated throughout by Darren Gate and [...]

The beginning – Black Snow Falling by L J MacWhirter

1543 – The Sleeping Lad Moonlight poured through the window above the candlemaker’s shop. Slumped asleep over a desk was a boy. His name was Jude. Scribbled notes were strewn all [...]

The best challenge of the summer!

Today we’re handing over the FRA News slot to Sue Purkiss, whose latest novel, Jack Fortune and the Search for the Hidden Valley was selected for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. [...]

Writing Disabled Characters

We’re privileged to work with young writers through our involvement with The Pushkin Prizes in Scotland and St Petersburg and The Young Walter Scott Prize – creative writing [...]

One happy author…

    We’re handing over today’s blog to Chris Higgins, who is just coming to the end of a month of events to celebrate publication of her latest teen novel, A Boy Called [...]

It’s all about the cows…

In one of those strange coincidences in the Fraser Ross Associates stable, we’re proud to present not one but TWO picture books featuring cows. Magna Cow emerged from the fevered [...]

A Boy Called Ocean

It’s fantastic to be able to announce the arrival of a new novel for teenagers by Chris Higgins. The award-winning author of 32C, That’s Me, Pride and Penalties and He’s After [...]

Looking out to sea…

Chris Higgins‘ new novel – A Boy Called Ocean – is published this week by Hodder, and will be launched in Penzance before an audience of readers from schools all over Cornwall. [...]

Eilidh Muldoon’s new colouring book

Following the huge success of Eilidh’s wonderful colouring books – – Birlinn Books has published her latest – and this one introduces Charles Rennie Mackintosh. [...]