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Ink Pellet’s book review section covers an eclectic selection of new fiction, teachers’ guides, audio books and classics.

Many of our reviews are written by teachers, so we have an expert eye on how texts will work in the classroom. We hope to create a useful archive of reviews so that you can use this as a reference. If you would like to join our panel of reviewers, please join in or email the editor Lesley.finlay@inkwellpress.co.uk We hope the section inspires you to share new fiction with your pupils or to revisit old favourites yourself

  1. A tale of two actors

    A tale of two actors  

    It takes a brave person to turn The Pickwick Papers into a play but it’s been done! LESLEY FINLAY spoke to playwright Nicola Boyce who wrote it and actress Rebecca Wheatley who is acting in it...

  2. Henry V – but not as we know it!

    Henry V – but not as we know it!  

    LESLEY FINLAY caught up with the director who has excited young minds with a new twist on Henry V...

  3. Let there be light!

    Let there be light!  

    So what if your student doesn’t want to be front of stage but still have a career in the performance industry? In the first of a series of articles on backstage roles, INK PELLET looks at lighting…

  4. Child’s Play

    Child’s Play  

    A new exhibition explores the changes in illustrations in ten British children’s books. Ink Pellet found out more...

  5. Noticeboard: October

    Noticeboard: October  

    News and views from around the world of the arts...

  6. Pass it on: October

    Pass it on: October  

    A round-up of news around the curriculum....

  7. Book: A Monster Calls Review by Patrick Ness

    Book: A Monster Calls Review by Patrick Ness  

    Young Oliver Hill is making a bit of a name for himself as a prolific reviewer of books. Here he shares his love for Patrick Ness's amazing classic..

  8. Book: The Excellent Audition Guide by Andy Johnson

    Book: The Excellent Audition Guide by Andy Johnson  

    You just cannot beat a bit of straight-talking when it comes to wannabe actors. Reviewer ALLISON JOHNSTON appreciates some honesty about the 'industry'...

  9. Book: Briony Hatch by Ginny & Penelope Skinner

    Book: Briony Hatch by Ginny & Penelope Skinner  

    Not a graphic novel person, editor LESLEY FINLAY is prepared to put aside her prejudices and ...LOVED this little book...

  10. Book: Red Top by Bill Coles

    Book: Red Top by Bill Coles  

    LESLEY FINLAY enjoyed this rattling good read about the tabloid press...