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The Hodderscape Team pick their favourite books for Halloween

At Hodderscape we’re all massive fans of Halloween. It’s the perfect excuse to don your best fancy dress, devour lots of sweets and of course, escape into a spooky or supernatureal read. We asked the team to share their favourite books to read at Halloween. Take a look and tell us if we picked your […]

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Space is for Everyone Week: You’re Never Alone in Space…

Continuing our series of space-themed blogs for Space is for Everyone Week, Hodderscape publisher Oliver Johnson thinks about the characters he’d most like to travel the galaxy with, because in the Wayfarers, you’re never alone in space. Space: a dark, noiseless, freezing void… no one can even hear you scream. So how are you going to […]

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Space is for Everyone Week: Space Movies to Get You in the Mood for Record of a Spaceborn Few.

The time has finally come guys. You can stop trying to build your time machine*, cross off that final day on the calendar and rest easy in the knowledge that… RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW IS PUBLISHED TOMORROW and we’re celebrating with SPACE MOVIES. That means it’s also the first day of Space is For […]

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5 Books To Read When You’re Missing Black Mirror

5 books that are perfect to tide you over until the the next season

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Lucky Ghost Extract and Paperback Cover Reveal!

This Thursday, we’re thrilled to be publishing Lucky Ghost by Matthew Blakstad in paperback for the very first time. To celebrate this fact, and to wet your whistle, we’ve decided to treat you all to a first look at the new paperback cover (what a beauty) AND an extract. Aren’t we kind? (don’t worry we’ll […]

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5 Urban Fantasy novels set in London

Well, I’m in luck – Urban Fantasy is a whole genre of books out there ready to give me just that and much, much more! Here are my 5 favourites. Disclaimer: some of you may not agree that all of the following books are classed as urban fantasy. Tough. Also, I have cheated and included […]

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Clockwork City Extract Reveal!

In the Clockwork City extract below, Gideon and the Dog are on the hunt for an Umthakathi (the bad version of a witch doctor) and the Dog is very grumpy because someone stole his sherry. Dangerous move… The following extract is only for use by Hodder, and may not be reproduced without prior permission. Copyright © Paul Crilley. Chapter 1 ‘My […]

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CALLIE BATES: My Top 5 Wild Mushrooms

Wolf’s Milk This slime mould is surely named after the same substance that fed Remus and Romulus. Its pink liquid oozes forth when stabbed by the enterprising slime-mold-hunter – a delicacy that might, perhaps, nourish future kings of Rome. Or kill them. It’s hard to say.     Dead Man’s Fingers Creeping black and bloated […]

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6 geeky plant accessories

  Dinosaur plant pots Nothing says home sweet home like a gold triceratops with a succulent erupting from its spine. Buy: Etsy   Hobbiton terrarium set The closest I will ever get to our dream of living in Hobbiton. Buy: Etsy   Bulbasaur planters Exceptionally cute. Buy: Etsy   Baby Mandrakes This is terrifying and […]

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11 mind-blowingly beautiful quotes from Strange The Dreamer

1) They would say she hadn’t shed blood but wept it. That she was lewd, tonguing her teeth at them, upside down and dying, that she vomited a serpent that turned to smoke when it hit the ground. They would say a flock of moths came, frantic, and tried to lift her away. That was […]

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Pickwick’s Picks: bookish LEGO sets

Featuring LEGO sets inspired by Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and William Shakespeare!

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Get your hands on Strange the Dreamer wallpaper

For those of you out there who are loving Laini Taylor’s breathtaking new novel Strange the Dreamer (and there are a lot of you out there, we know!), we’ve got some desktop wallpapers you might like to download and gaze at while you’re working…   Wallpaper 1: The Unseen City   Wallpaper 2: Lazlo Strange   Wallpaper […]

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