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With precisely one month until publication date, there’s still plenty of time for you to pre-order your copies from Amazon or Waterstones. https://www.waterstones.com/book/melodys-unicorn/richard-swan/9781785357251 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melodys-Unicorn-Story-Here-There/dp/1785357255/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524665612&sr=8-1&keywords=richard+swan&dpID=51Lv85zbWXL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

One month to go!


My talk about writing, ‘Why write? Why read?’, has now been developed into an article which will be published later this year in a new journal, An Inkling. The article abstract is now available on the journal’s website. https://www.aninkling-journal.com/wr-by-rs  

Article: ‘Why write? Why read?’




First review! Although publication is still two months away, it’s nice to have something on the board. http://www.jadeannahughes.com/book-reviews/2018/3/13/melodys-unicorn-richard-swan      

First Review


I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited back to Trinity College Dublin Literary Society for the third time, on this occasion to speak about creative writing and my forthcoming book, Melody’s Unicorn. The talk, entitled ‘Why Write? Why Read?’, aims to address the fundamental questions of why people write […]

Why Write, Why Read?


For those who’d like to know more about Melody’s Unicorn, I’ll be talking about the writing of it as part of a session on children’s literature at next month’s Battle of Ideas.  

Battle of Ideas



I’m pleased to announce that Melody’s Unicorn will be published on May 25th 2018. Apologies that it’s such a long way off, but it gives you time to save up the pennies for your copies. Pre-order details will be announced as soon as they’re available. For more information and to […]

Melody’s Unicorn