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With Close to the Wind about to be published in paperback, author Jon Walter reflects on his upcoming school visits!

This January join in the conversation about The Art of Being Normal by following Lisa Williamson in her blog tour!

The Art of Being Normal publishes today!

On New Year's Day Lisa Williamson's astonishing debut novel is published!

It's the last day of DFB Christmas 2014! So it's only fitting that today we look to 2015...

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The Master of the Inkpot - New Submissions Policy!

We have brilliant news!

We will soon be accepting unsolicited submissions again – but with an exciting twist.

It has been very sad for us to suspend our unsolicited submissions for the past few months. We feel that receiving books and stories from everyone brave enough to write them is one of the great pleasures of publishing. And so we are very pleased to say that very soon we will be opening our doors once again.

Sharpen your quills, blacken your inkpots and scrub your parchments, because we are pleased to announce the first EVER…

DFB Story House

Master of the Inkpot Competition 2015!

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Very Limited Philip Pullman Offer - First Come First Served


DFB is excited to present to you a special opportunity: to buy all three books in Philip Pullman's ground-breaking and best-selling His Dark Materials trilogy, personally dedicated by the author! Very limited stock - buy fast to avoid disappointment!

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The Murdstone Trilogy

We're absolutely delighted to publish TODAY - 6 November 2014 - Mal Peet's unique, extraordinary and hilarious THE MURDSTONE TRILOGY!

It's a fantasy...and an anti-fantasy. It's a hilarious satire...and deeply moving. It's Mal Peet's first book for adults. You won't have read anything quite like this before, and it is very special indeed.

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The DFB Shop Opens its Doors!

Welcome! Welcome! David Fickling Books is delighted to announce that we have opened our very own SHOP!

The DFB Shop is the place you can buy every book that we have published since going independent - and a whole lot more!

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2 February 2015