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Karen Howlett, author and reviewer.

Cornflower Books is all about books and the wider world of books: writing, publishing, literary festivals and prizes, bookshops, libraries, our reading habits, and more. It reflects my interests as a writer and a life-long reader, its aim is to spread the word about good writing and books worth reading, and it functions as a source of recommendations, bookish news and comment, a place where good books of many types and vintages may be found and discussed.

While I am always glad to hear from publishers, publicists, and writers, my reading time is best spent on books which are a good match for the overall Cornflower style; recent posts or the Cornflower Blues (books of the year) archive linked in the sidebar should make clear what that is, so please have a look before you get in touch. While I very much appreciate contact from publishers, etc. regarding new books, the volume of emails I receive unfortunately means that I can't respond to all approaches.

In whatever capacity you have come to this site, I hope you'll feel welcome and find something here to interest and engage you.


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