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Celebrating 70 years of I Spy – new books

I Spy is a classic game that has got many a parent through  a long car journey or even proved fun at home. I love how my daughter when really tiny wanted to join in with her brother but used to say "Tractor!" whatever letter we gave her. She is 14

Ready to Ride – a book review

Ready to Ride is a delightful book by Sebastien Pelon aimed at children aged 3 and over. I am delighted to share my book review with you.   The first thing that strikes you about the book is how beautifully illustrated it is. The colours are far more subtle than in most

Treasure Hunt – a book review

 Treasure Hunt is a book by Rizwan Vark. It's a little bit different and worth investigating. Have you ever experienced an odd coincidence? Have you visited a place and had a sense of deja vu? Does your body feel strange sometimes perhaps when making decisions about the next path to take? What

My Rich Prince – Book Review

My Rich Prince appealed to me as it claims to offer valuable advice to teenagers and young adults. I have a teenage boy and  teenage girl. As with most chapters of my children's lives the time where they are on the cusp of adulthood has crept up on me and

Chasing the Sun with Henry – book review

Chasing the Sun with Henry is a novel I probably would not have chosen and for a quite embarrassing reason. It is written by a man and written in the first person with a man as the protagonist. I would normally go for a female author which is ridiculous because

Wise (ish) Words For Everyone giveaway

Never mind the story of the Three Wise Men this festive season – this year, it’s Wise (ish) Words For Everyone that will be entertaining your favourite child this Christmas. Whether it’s for your son or daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or any youngster you think the world of, Wise(ish) Words

The Apple Tree by Daphne Du Maurier

The Apple Tree by Daphne Du Maurier is the latest short story I have read. In the book, we meet a man who has recently lost his wife. Daphne Du Maurier must have a thing about death and loss methinks. The couple's marriage is described and whilst not without affection, seems stale.