Book Review: The Common Reader: Volume 1 – Virginia Woolf

The Common Reader: Volume 1 holds a curious mixture of relevance and obscurity. Containing a collection of 21 essays written by Virginia Woolf, this slim volume offers a critique of literature – both classic and…

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The Lockdown TBR Challenge

After months of procrastination, I’m finally back on the blog with a lockdown TBR challenge – to finish all my unread books before normality resumes. After being in a state of upheaval following COVID-19 lockdown,…

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Why We’ve Been Away from Instagram

As some long-time followers will know, I’ve been on a bit of a journey over the last few years. I started out on Bookstagram, which encouraged me (long story) to quit my dissatisfying admin job.…

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Children’s Book Review: My Fairy Library by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini

Tiny fairytale books that you can make yourself – SOLD! I didn’t think Laurence King Publishing could top Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini’s My Miniature Library, a gorgeous little kit lauded by the LA Times as ‘the…

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Childrens’s Book Review: Anna at War by Helen Peters

As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna’s parents put her on one of the last trains leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up…

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