TOP 5 FRIDAY: Kid Detectives

Posted by Rachel L on Friday May 29th, 2015

TOP 5 kid detectives

Detectives have to be more than just plain nosy – only the truly tough, steely and determined will get to the bottom of the crime. As Humphrey Bogart says in ‘The Big Sleep’ (when asked why he keeps on investigating):  ‘Too many people told me to stop.’  (more…)

TOP 5 FRIDAY: Tea Times

Posted by Kesia on Friday May 8th, 2015

We're big tea fans at the Coop, and we'll never say no to a sliver (read: wedge) of Victoria Sponge. Plus, after the Curses, Castles and Deaths of our last three top fives, we reckon it's high time for a bit of light relief. Well, light-ISH ...

1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

'We're all mad here!' exclaims the Hatter. And indeed, this Tea Time Of All Tea Times - which lasts, literally, for ever - is characterised by unanswerable riddles and nonsensical poetry. And, naturally, tea. Turns out Time has punished the Hatter by evoking an everlasting six o'clock. Alice reckons it's the stupidest party she's ever been too, but I rather fancy an eternity of cake ...

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MAY DAY OPEN COOP!

Posted by Kesia on Friday May 1st, 2015

It's May day - and the first bank holiday weekend of the year! Chicken House is celebrating with true spring spontaneity: for 24 hours only, we're accepting unsolicited submissions for mystery novels aimed at a middle grade (8-12) audience. If you've written a complete novel which fits these criteria, please email a one-page synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript to opencoop@doublecluck.com on MONDAY 4 MAY from 12am to 12 midnight.

We will read all submissions. If we would like to read your full manuscript, you'll hear from us within a month. Otherwise, you haven't been lucky this time, but watch out for the next Open Coop!

May the Fourth be with you...

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