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Bears Don't Read!

Friday book review – Bears Don’t Read! by Emma Chichester Clark

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Oct
2014

When it comes to children’s picture books Emma Chichester Clark beats the competition hands down. Her illustrations are exquisite and witty and make readers, young and old alike, smile.  I’ve bought loads of her books over the years and I ...continued

29
Oct
2014

As the days get shorter and Christmas beckons (it’s a scary two months away) it was great to discover that the Hoxton Group has just opened a new hotel in ...continued

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27
Oct
2014

Cecelia Ahern is only 33 but she already has 11 novels to her name. She’s sold 22 million books around the world and her first novel, PS. I Love You, ...continued

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Oct
2014

A friend who has three daughters and two granddaughters organises a “daughters’ day” every year. It can be anything – lunch at a posh restaurant, an evening at the theatre ...continued

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07
Oct
2014

Four years have flown by since I sat in a huge marquee in Oxford and listened to David Nicholls talking about the success of One Day. His bestselling story of ...continued

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