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Lissa Evans Crooked Heart

Monday book review – Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

10
Nov
2014

Crooked Heart is a gem of a book – funny, endearing and beautifully written, with characters so well drawn that you can picture them in your mind’s eye. Set during the Blitz, it’s the story of ten-year-old Noel Bostock, who ...continued

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09
Nov
2014

It’s Remembrance Sunday and people across the country are honouring members of the armed forces killed in conflict. One hundred years after the First World War, 70 years after D-Day ...continued

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07
Nov
2014

“It’s five years since I’ve been able to do a public reading event.” Those were Marian Keyes’s words as she settled into her chair for a Q&A with Sunday Times ...continued

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31
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 ...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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