Small Beer Press continue to please me

Via Shaken & Stirred, Small Beer Press are going into children’s books. I like children’s books and I like Small Beer Press, so I’m really looking forward to this. Add to this the fact that they’re starting with an author I love. I think everyone who has/knows/is vaguely acquainted with children should make sure that there is some Joan Aiken in the house.

And speaking of Small Beer, Kelly Link’s Magic For Beginners is surprisingly widely available (in the 2007 Harper Perennial edition) in Indian bookshops. I see it frequently. Which is why it surprises me when friends discover it and talk about it in such amazed, revelatory tones – why don’t more people know that it exists, is available and is excellent?

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