The Rug Bear – A Review

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“Illustrated by Michael Terry (The Selfish Crocodile), The Rug Bear is an engaging picture book for young children (aged 0-5) that is full of fun characters to look out for on every page. A perfect book for parents and children to read together, the book features a game of hide and seek that takes a rather unexpected turn.” What did we … Read More

An Interview with Verde Arzu

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Hello and welcome to my stop on the Rainbow blog tour. I am absolutely delighted to bring you an exclusive interview with author Verde Arzu, as well as book details AND a chance to win a signed copy of the book! Hello Verde and welcome to Cup of Toast! I’m excited to share your thoughts with my readers today. First … Read More

The Book Dragon Club – A Review

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As book reviews go, I’m bringing you* one with a difference today. This is less about an individual book, and more about instilling a love for all things literary in young readers. From the back cover: Packed with awesome activities, this journal has everything a book dragon needs! Tackle the fun reading challenges Set up a book club with your … Read More

The Greenbecker Gambit – A Review

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From the back cover: “‘I only feel truly alive when the chess clock is ticking and the patterns on the squares in front of me are dancing in my head. Very little else gives me the same feeling. Nothing else, that does not involve a flame.’ Tennessee Greenbecker is bravely optimistic as he sets out to claim what he sees … Read More

Gloria The Summer Fun Bus

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I have had the absolute pleasure of bringing you previous books by Sue Wickstead on my blog, and today I am delighted to share* Gloria The Summer Fun Bus with you. From the back cover: “Gloria is a special Playbus. She is painted with bright colours that makes her stand out. Now she is ready for a summer of fun, … Read More

After Darkness – A Review

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I’m so pleased to share the first of an exciting new dystopian duology by J.F. Johns, After Darkness. Read on for my review, an exclusive excerpt, book details, and a chance to win a print copy of Eternal Darkness, the first book in her exciting dystopian series of the same name! After Darkness (Book One) Publication Date: April 14th, 2020 Genre: … Read More

Questions of Perspective – A Review

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From the back cover: “No one knew it at the time, but April 19, 2011, was the most important day in the history of the world. After his only friend and colleague, John Manta, disappears without a word, Dave Randall further entrenches himself in the humdrum life of an unenthusiastic lawyer. But once he begins to understand what happened, he … Read More

A Ration Book Wedding

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Today I was due to review the latest novel from author Jean Fullerton, who I have reviewed on my blog previously. Unfortunately, being in the middle of the COVID-19 and lockdown situation this has not been possible, but I am bringing you an overview of the book anyway, in case you might like to add it to your bookshelf this … Read More

The Poor Relation – A Review

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1908, Manchester. Mary Maitland is an attractive and intelligent young woman determined to strike out on her own and earn a living. Finding work at a women’s employment agency, her creative talent is soon noticed and Mary begins writing articles for newspapers and magazines. But Mary’s independence and progressive mind are troublesome traits when those she holds dear must constantly … Read More