Sometimes, someone manages to release just the right book at just the right moment. This is it.
It’s not for scaredy-cats!
I think people of 9+ would like it more. It was slow going at first, but became very gripping. Tim seemed like he could belong in the real world. I could imagine people being like him, and whenever I look at a closed gate I do think of the story. It was a happy ending, but please write a sequel because I really want to find out what happens next.
I think that in the sequel, Tim and Angela would meet in America and would explore the new Door that is going to form.
My favourite bit was when it said ‘Tim lifted the padlock and threw it – straight at Myella’. [Mummy says ‘yes – she keeps reading this passage out to me!’]
There was a typo on page 174, 5th paragraph – it said ‘Tom’, not ‘Tim’ and at first I couldn’t understand why somebody called Tom had suddenly turned up!
By Rowan Savage, age 10
A reply from Circaidy Gregory: Thanks Rowan, delighted to hear that you enjoyed the book, and it’s always useful to know which age-groups like a book best. (Rowan’s research also told us that the book works for guinea pigs, but possibly only in combination with dandelion leaves) and I promise we’ll sort out the typo before re-printing.
Author Sue Hoffmann has promised to give some thought to the idea of a sequel.
By the by, here’s something we came across on the beach the other day that made us wonder…
More about Timothy’s Gate, and how to buy your copy, at Circaidy Gregory
A magic, hidden world just for you, just when you need it, what could go wrong?
Why is Earlyworks Press called Earlyworks Press? And why isn’t it Early Works or anything else that’s similar to but not Earlyworks Press, and anyway, what’s it for?
Thank you, Printed Matter Bookshop for hosting the Records, Rivers and Rats 100 word challenge. Thank you, Andrew, Paula, Zarir, Brian, Howard and Felicity for the readings. The 100 word challenge was won by Howard Coyler.
Editor left speechless by competition shortlist. Results within…
The shortlist of the 2018 Earlyworks Press short story competition is as follows:
I’ve been having tremendous fun making a meal of the 10-beloved-book round robin on Facebook. I got up to number six, each time giving a bit of a background about how I came to be attached to that particular book at that particular time in my life. It’s really worth unpicking that if you’re a reader, to see if you can uncover where your attitudes and opinions came from.
As Shaun Bythell of Wigtown Bookshop demonstrates in the pages of his diary, people who depend on book sales for a living in the 21st century tend to have a definite Black Books air about them, especially when austerity bites – but Booka doesn’t.
Like many women recently, I’ve just seen my life implode. This, surprisingly perhaps, is a good thing.
Fasten your seatbelts – we are moving through a patch of turbulence. I had thought it was just me, getting more involved in politics than is good for a person, but when I looked at the lead stories our readers had placed in the final round of our latest competition, and started mentally writing the blurb for the back cover of the anthology, I realised extreme turbulence is on everyone’s mind.