A Visit to the Magical House of MinaLima – London

Note: The House of Minalima in London is closed at present due to Covid-19, but there are other ways to see this enchanting house. We have linked to these at the base of this blog post. Harry Potter fans have…

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Our Top 8 Literary Holiday Wishlist

As a bookish family, we like to tie a reading connection into our holidays where possible and love visiting the haunts of famous authors.  Here are our 8 dream literary destinations. 1. The Fairytale Route This German trail winds through…

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10 Handy Tips for Visiting the Hay on Wye Book Festival

Imagine a whole site dedicated to books – a programme filled with talks by your favourite authors, the biggest bookshop tent ever, deckchairs made for lounging, fresh food from all around the world…well that’s the Hay on Wye Book Festival…

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Our Phizzwhizzing Visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

When I was younger I loved Roald Dahl’s stories so a visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden was a must as soon as Little M was old enough to enjoy it. It seems an…

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What to Expect from a Writing Retreat

It difficult to know what to expect from a writing retreat if you’ve never been on one before, and doubly nerve-wracking if you’re thinking of going on your own, but don’t be scared!  I’ve been retreating for six years now,…

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