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Book Launch: D is for Dog! by Em Lynas

Saturday 28th October, 11am – 1pm at Book Corner

Saltburn author Em Lynas launches her third picture book at Book Corner on the 28th October and it’s all about the dogs! With fabulous illustrations by Sara Ogilvie.

Whether it’s getting marvellously muddy, leaping and lolloping or hiding under the bed with a stolen slipper, a dog’s life is so much FUN. This hilarious alphabet celebration of canine capers is perfect for dog lovers young and old.

As the book is a celebration of delightful dogs Book Corner will be donating £1 per book to SARA Animal Rescue at the launch and for one week afterwards. This will also apply to any copies ordered before the launch date. So please pop in on the 28th between 11am-1pm to pick up a signed copy from Em Lynas, and bring your dog! Postal orders will also be signed.

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Book Signing: The Rewilding of Molly McFlynn by Sue Reed

Saturday 4th November, 1pm – 3pm at Book Corner

Sue Reed is visiting Book Corner to sign copies of her debut novel, The Rewilding of Molly McFlynn.

It’s spring 2020 and fifteen-year-old Molly McFlynn is uprooted from town life by her mam to live with her bohemian grandparents in rural Northumberland. Molly is furious – her friends abandon her, the food is inedible and her grandmother is doing strange things in the garden at night.

Life takes a new direction when she meets a girl in the woods who appears to be on the run. Martha is from the seventeenth century, and a life lived on the edge of society. She is fleeing from the witch finder and the men who have hurled her mother, Ann Watson, into the dungeons in Newcastle. As Molly’s friendship with Martha grows, Molly reconciles with her true self, develops a love of nature and moves away from her consumerist lifestyle.

However, as Covid strikes, and a local witch hunt takes place, Martha’s is not the only life that is in danger. Molly must stand up for what is right, help heal family rifts and come to the rescue in a moment of peril.

‘We all need a Molly in our lives. Brave and impetuous, with an honest, distinctive and timely voice, this girl is the real thing. I loved getting to know her.’ Ann Coburn, author of Glint

Sue Reed lives in rural Northumberland where a love of nature informs her work. She had a career in teaching, writing curricula and sensory dramas for children with severe learning difficulties, then ran her own business upcycling waste wool knitwear as The Woolly Pedlar. In 2019 she studied for her MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She writes about sustainable living at The Bridge Cottage Way.