It had to happen in 2020, of course – the year that reminded everyone just how fleeting and precious our presence is on this extraordinary planet. While the coronavirus sent us scurrying into lockdown, the North Sea continued its march to the front door of a much-loved building – the Orfordness Lighthouse. Now it’s time […]
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About Jenny Landor
Jenny has worked as a journalist, farmer and publishing editor. She has a Masters in Writing for Young People and has edited several children's books. She lives in the wilds of North Essex, plays in a rock band and is passionate about wolves, lighthouses and anything to do with time travel! The Mirror of Pharos is her debut novel.
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Did you know Valentine’s day has its roots in an ancient festival that celebrated the primal power of the wolf. Aroooo… Yes, that was a happy Valentines howl! May the wolf be with you.
Father Christmas will soon be dashing through the snow, but will he really be ‘laughing all the way’? When I last checked my collection of street names, I found a few twists and turns where he’ll need every ounce of concentration he can muster. Jingle Bells, that merry old song we love so much, makes […]
This week I received a visitation – a delegation, you could call it. When I opened my front door, there they were; a line of sprites sheltering from the rain under the thatched roof. Tall and spikey fellows, wearing gloves of pink and cream, they nodded their heads in unison, as if agreeing on some […]
Pssst. Friends, humans, feline followers. Oy, you lot! Listen up. It’s me – Buster – former Head Mouser to The Postal Museum.
What’s the best gift you can give a true wolf lover? The white wolf gazing out at you with those striking amber eyes is called London. Now 13 years old, he was once destined for the movie industry in California. With his snowy coat and wildly handsome features, it’s easy to see why. A more […]
It’s impossible not to be inspired by the Orfordness Lighthouse. Always a friendly presence, it stands like a lone giant on a bleak stretch of shingle near the village of Orford in Suffolk. The fact that after more than 200 years of service it’s now perilously close to destruction with the sea eroding the beach […]
The leaping sprites on the cover of Salad Days match my mood perfectly! What a delight to see The Mirror of Pharos featured in the autumn edition of this brilliant magazine.
It has been a year of firsts with milestones zipping by since the publication of The Mirror of Pharos. My first launch, blog tour, interviews and school visits have kept me pumped with excitement – and produced enough adrenalin to power a rocket ship to Mars!
There’s something magical about book reviews directly from children themselves. This one appeared in First News, the most widely-read publication for kids in the UK. It’s by ten-year-old Maggie Cole from Dorset, a budding writer and a wolf lover herself.
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Jack’s parents died in a tragic diving accident in Egypt. So he wants nothing to do with adventure. Until, that is, a seagull delivers a strange disc…