Lud’s Church: A Quest for the Green Chapel

The Peak District is covered with many ancient pathways, stone circles and cave networks, but one of my favourite sites is Lud’s Church, a hidden chasm that can only be reached on foot.  This mystical…

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Walking the Jane Eyre Trail

One of our new year’s resolutions is to take up hiking again so walking the Jane Eyre Trail was a perfect way to combine books and the great outdoors.  This 5.5 mile (8km) route created…

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Getting Lost in Scarthin Books

Scarthin Books has been part of my life since I was a kid and in true Derbyshire fashion, the bookshop hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s still brilliantly quirky with a mixture of new…

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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…

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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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