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 ‘contemporary’. I write contemporary in…

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The Lockdown TBR Pile Challenge

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

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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 most precious gift set of…

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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 in web of betrayal and…

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Children’s Book Review: The Dragon in the Library by Louie Stowell

* Sponsored Kit can’t STAND reading. She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an…

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