Georgina Hanratty is manager of Tales on Moon Lane, an award winning Children’s Independent in South-East London. She has managed the shop for 5 years, is a member of the BA Children’s Executive Committee. Georgina has worked in Children’s bookselling for over 10 years; she started her career at Waterstone’s and became Children’s Dept Manager at Blackwells when she left University. After completing a Master’s Degree in Children’s Literature, Georgina worked as Deputy Manager of another well known Children’s Independent The Golden Treasury before her move to Tales on Moon Lane. This year Georgina was voted the Young Bookseller of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards.
|The Christmas display from George's bookshop, Tales on Moon Lane|
1 New fantastic stand-alone novels for the 9-12 age group.
2 More highly illustrated fiction for 6+ along the lines of Chris Riddell's 'Ottoline' and Tamara Macfarlane's 'Amazing Esme'.
3 A fantastic original series for teens that is not dystopian adventure or paranormal romance.
4 More beautiful re-issues of classic novels - publishers please keep these stunning gift edition hardbacks coming!
My favourite book for Christmas is 'The Christmas Mystery' by Jostein Gaarder...treat it like an advent calendar and read a chapter a night until Christmas.