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Proofs of what’s set to be one of 2015’s most compulsive thrillers THE KIND WORTH KILLING.
'A work of lovely violence and graceful malevolence, The Kind Worth Killing slips into your life like a stiletto in the ribs. This is a book that launches Peter Swanson straight into the ranks of the killer elite, alongside Tana French, Gillian Flynn, and Lauren Beukes. He’s the real deal.’ 
Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns and NOS4A2 

Proofs of what’s set to be one of 2015’s most compulsive thrillers THE KIND WORTH KILLING.

'A work of lovely violence and graceful malevolence, The Kind Worth Killing slips into your life like a stiletto in the ribs. This is a book that launches Peter Swanson straight into the ranks of the killer elite, alongside Tana French, Gillian Flynn, and Lauren Beukes. He’s the real deal.’ 

Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped BoxHorns and NOS4A2 

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Faber Children’s has been having a fabulous time at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. From worm cupcakes to beserk chessmen, tightrope walking extravaganzas to secret agent chickens, all of our authors have been having great events and delighting hundreds of children.
Just a snapshot of the events from this weekend:
1. Harry and Lil from Hog in the Fog by Julia Copus enjoy the deckchairs on the festival site.
2. A long signing queue for Jennifer Gray following her event about Atticus Claw and her new series Chicken Mission.
3. Emma Carroll signs The Girl Who Walked on Air for fans after her circus themed event.
4. Francesca Simon talks about the Lewis Chessmen from her book The Lost Gods with British Museum curator and author Irving Finkel.

Faber Children’s has been having a fabulous time at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. From worm cupcakes to beserk chessmen, tightrope walking extravaganzas to secret agent chickens, all of our authors have been having great events and delighting hundreds of children.

Just a snapshot of the events from this weekend:

1. Harry and Lil from Hog in the Fog by Julia Copus enjoy the deckchairs on the festival site.

2. A long signing queue for Jennifer Gray following her event about Atticus Claw and her new series Chicken Mission.

3. Emma Carroll signs The Girl Who Walked on Air for fans after her circus themed event.

4. Francesca Simon talks about the Lewis Chessmen from her book The Lost Gods with British Museum curator and author Irving Finkel.

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Everyone can have Snow this Christmas!

We’re all feeling unaccountably Christmassy in the office this afternoon, because final copies of our winter picture book, Snow, have just arrived in the office.

Snow is a poem from the collection Peacock Pie by the Georgian poet Walter de la Mare, and is perfect for setting a wintry scene:

No breath of wind,
No gleam of sun –
Still the white snow
Whirls softly down
Twig and bough
And blade and thorn
All in an icy
Quiet, forlorn.
Whispering, rustling,
Through the air
On still and stone,
Roof, - everywhere,
It heaps its powdery
Crystal flakes,
Of every tree
A mountain makes;
‘Til pale and faint
At shut of day
Stoops from the West
One wint’ry ray,
And, feathered in fire
Where ghosts the moon,
A robin shrills
His lonely tune. 

The book is illustrated by the wonderful Carolina Rabei, who’s just finishing her degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. To read a bit more about Carolina click here, but until the book is out in October here are just a couple of pictures to whet your appetite!

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Old Possum at the Edinburgh Festival
T.S Eliot is still enduringly popular in performance! On Tuesday, Axel Scheffler live drew some of Eliot’s most loved cats at Edinburgh Festival, whilst the wonderful Philip Ardagh read some of the poems.
Axel illustrated all the poems for Faber a few years ago, and an audience of mixed ages was thrilled to hear how he worked on the pictures and made the cats individual.
Not that he stuck entirely to the poetry… if you look at these pictures, you’ll notice that Philip Ardagh makes a sneaky appearance with each of Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and Macavity.
Go to the Edinburgh Festival website to find out about other Faber authors appearing at the festival - both children’s and adults’ authors.

Old Possum at the Edinburgh Festival

T.S Eliot is still enduringly popular in performance! On Tuesday, Axel Scheffler live drew some of Eliot’s most loved cats at Edinburgh Festival, whilst the wonderful Philip Ardagh read some of the poems.

Axel illustrated all the poems for Faber a few years ago, and an audience of mixed ages was thrilled to hear how he worked on the pictures and made the cats individual.

Not that he stuck entirely to the poetry… if you look at these pictures, you’ll notice that Philip Ardagh makes a sneaky appearance with each of Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and Macavity.

Go to the Edinburgh Festival website to find out about other Faber authors appearing at the festival - both children’s and adults’ authors.

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Tomorrow sees the publication of Kevin Eldon’s biography of Paul Hamilton, My Prefect Cousin.  Harry Hill says it’s ‘the funniest book I’ve read this year’ while Bill Bailey called it ‘excellent and often hilarious’ and Stewart Lee called it ‘laugh out loud funny.’
Here, from Paul’s collection Shadows of Reflections, is Acceptance.
Acceptance
Hirsute lesbian: I love you.
Freedom’s guerilla: I salute you.
Bipolar Inuit: I embrace you.
Come you all to my home.
I have muffins.

Tomorrow sees the publication of Kevin Eldon’s biography of Paul Hamilton, My Prefect Cousin.  Harry Hill says it’s ‘the funniest book I’ve read this year’ while Bill Bailey called it ‘excellent and often hilarious’ and Stewart Lee called it ‘laugh out loud funny.’

Here, from Paul’s collection Shadows of Reflections, is Acceptance.

Acceptance

Hirsute lesbian: I love you.

Freedom’s guerilla: I salute you.

Bipolar Inuit: I embrace you.

Come you all to my home.

I have muffins.