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The Strawberry Thief – book review

The Strawberry Thief is a book that comes with strong credentials as it is written by Joanne Harris. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded

The Keeper of Lost Things – book review

The Keeper of Lost Things sounded intriguing as a book title so I was delighted when Sarah Cull asked if she could write a review of the book for my blog. The Keeper of Lost Things “Bone china cup and saucer – found, on a bench in Riviera Public Gardens, 31st October.” Without wanting to

All Quiet on the Western front book review

All Quiet on the Western Front is a saying we hear from time to time. It is also a book and I was delighted when a blogger Elysia offered to share her thoughts and feelings about it with my readers. "All Quiet is a book that follows four 19 year

Children’s books and their life lessons

There’s something magical about children’s books. From the brilliant illustrations and imagery to the whimsical stories that unfold, nearly every person can recall their favourites from childhood. To this day, scholars, educators, and parents alike use these books as a vehicle to herald children’s imaginations and as a means to

The Silver Moon Storybook by Elaine Gunn

The Silver Moon Storybook is a beautiful book that would make a great gift for any age from younger children to adults. It consists of seven short stories of the fairy tale variety weaving timeless themes into its wonderful stories. What I loved about the book The book is lovely to hold

We’re hungry too by Sylvia Green – a book review

We're Hungry Too by Sylvia Green a book with a message. It is for younger readers but I enjoyed reading it and will be sharing with my children as part of our home education journey. I have made the decision that we are not going to limit our reading missing out on the magic

From daughter to woman – a book review

I wanted to introduce you to an amazing book called "From daughter to woman - parenting girls safely through their teens" by Kim McCabe. I am getting so much from reading it that is helping me not only parent my daughter but also my teen oldest son and my almost