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The Man Who Planted Trees
Nov 15

Finding a book that’s of as much relevance to a parent as to a child is a rare and special find. Authors who can write successfully for such a vast age range are few and far between. The Man Who Planted Trees (or L’homme qui plantait des arbres’) by French author Jean Giono is a […]

Jack Image
Oct 12

Last night I spent a couple of hours engrossed in the newly launched book ‘Jack Draws Anything’, kindly offered to me by Hodder Children’s Books for review. I couldn’t put it down until it was finished. I can truly say that the heart-warming account of six year-old Jack Henderson and his astonishing fundraising efforts for […]

The hand that first held mine
Sep 30

‘The hand that first held mine’ is Maggie O’Farrell’s fifth novel. It follows the lives of two women who are separated by 50 years. Lexie Sinclair, who has run away from her rural life in Devon to the bohemian milieu of 1950s Soho where her life becomes entwined with the eccentric but dashing magazine editor […]

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Sep 20

The word ‘haunting’ is overused within book reviews, but in the case of Every Last One by Anna Quindlen, I really can’t think of a more apt word to describe the book. But as a mother, it’s the sort of ‘haunting’ that stays with you and gets under your skin – you don’t want to […]

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