A Book for Christmas: Beautiful Illustrated Version of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (With Special LL Discount at Bags of Books, Lewes)

Here’s a post raving about ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ as if it’s the next big thing. You think I’m mad as a box of frogs – it’s not 1997 for Pete’s sake (yes it seriously was published nearly 20 years ago…). Don’t worry, like anyone literate who has a pulse, I’ve read and marvelled over […]

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'Bear Hug', by Katharine McEwen – Book Review + Reader GIVEAWAY

Rain aside, I’m seriously digging winter right now. It’s finally starting to get cold! The sparkly days such as we had on Thursday, with a proper nip in the air and that cold, clear light are for spending time out in it, and then retreating from to a warm house and the prospect of candle (and fire!) light […]

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A Moomin Great Celebration of Tove Jansson's 100th Anniversary

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the author and illustrator of the eccentric, magical and beloved Moomintroll books. Both in her native Finland and around the world, there are events, exhibitions and reprints and new editions of her beloved books.

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Viva summer!

WOW. It’s June 1st, WHERE is this year going? With young kids (or maybe all kids) the days just sort of roll into one another and time passes in a happy/chaotic/mental blur. I never seem to know what date it is. So the start of the month is often marked by our local monthly magazine Viva […]

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Our August

Wow, we’ve reached the end of August! In three short weeks my eldest starts school, but for seasoned pros it’s back to school in a few days. I hope everyone has had a super summer! Here’s a pictorial roundup of what we got up to this month. I’m going to do this every month now. […]

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