5 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read

We’re still at the beginning of our experiment to produce an avid reader as Little M is only five, but she’s already showing an interest in books and reads for enjoyment.  With book-obsessed parents, she’s…

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Book Review: The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet … Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic…

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Bookshop Tour: Exploring Addyman Books

A visit to Hay-on-Wye wouldn’t be complete without a trip to our favourite bookshop in the town – Addyman Books.  We visit every time we’re in the area and love the cosy, creative feel of…

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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…

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A Penguin Book Pilgrimage to the Ironbridge Bookshop

We’ve wanted to visit The Ironbridge Bookshop for ages after hearing about the legendary Penguin book wall (see photo) and chatting with Meg the owner via her Instagram account so last weekend we finally made…

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