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The Queen's Orang-Utan

Friday book review – The Queen’s Orang-Utan by David Walliams

27
Feb
2015

David Walliams has only been writing children’s books for seven years but his stories have been translated into 42 languages and have sold more than six million copies in the UK alone. Not only that, a poll of half a million ...continued

15
Feb
2015

The brilliant Stylist magazine has just run a feature about “the most addictive page turners to chomp through in one weekend or less.” As the magazine says: “An addictive book is ...continued

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07
Feb
2015

Saturday breakfast is my favourite time of the week. The stresses and strains of the previous week recede into the distance and two days of blustery walks, log fires and ...continued

02
Feb
2015

With their daring plots and larger than life characters, Robert Muchamore’s books have hooked thousands of reluctant young readers over the years. Former private investigator Muchamore wrote his first children’s ...continued

01
Feb
2015

It’s a bit ridiculous to be raving about a gorgeous new cookery book when you haven’t actually got a kitchen to cook in but I’m going to anyway. I pre-ordered ...continued

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