Margate Bookie…

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Margate Bookie lit fest

…the friendly literature festival by the sea The Margate Bookie is a celebration of literature that happens right on the gorgeous Kent coastline. This year it’s running at the beginning of June, and I’ve been chatting to Francesca Baker about what makes it so special. Beginnings The Margate Bookie is a Registered Charity (1174819) that was set up by Andreas … Read More

Slam Poetry: Talk To The Paw

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Talk To The Paw Slam Poetry Collection

It began on an otherwise gloomy February morning, when an email slid into my inbox enquiring whether I would be interested in interviewing a Kent based writer. Beyond the page, this author was also making waves in the world of slam poetry. I am always honoured when I am asked to review someone’s work or interview a fellow creative, and … Read More

A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm – Review

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A Winter Wedding at Mistletoe Gate Farm front cover

About the book It’s almost Christmas in Heritage Cove – the village tree is all lit-up, the bakery is full of festive treats, the tea rooms and waffle shack are welcoming locals inside out of the cold, and for some of the residents of the Cove, snow might not be the only thing they’re wishing for this year… Tilly is … Read More

The Boy Who Breathed Underwater

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The Boy Who Breathed Underwater cover image

I’m thrilled to be bringing you a review of another children’s book today – The Boy Who Breathed Underwater. About the book When lying in his bed, a boy is visited by a genie. He is given a week to try out different superhero powers. What adventures will he have, and which power will he choose to keep? What did … Read More

Never Fall For Your Fiancée – A Review

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I am absolutely delighted to be bringing you a review of Never Fall For Your Fiancée on its publication day! Thank you to Virginia Heath for gifting me an e-copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. About The Book The trouble with lies is they have a tendency to catch a man out. The last thing Hugh … Read More

Paramedic Chris – A Review

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Paramedic Chris front cover

I’m delighted to be bringing you not one, but three children’s books in review today! All based on central character Chris, the books focus on the varied work of our wonderful ambulance crews. About the books Paramedic Chris; Paramedic Chris A Helping Hand; and Paramedic Chris A Sorry Bully, are aimed at children aged four to ten years old. They … Read More

Animalympics – A Review

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Animalympics front cover

I am delighted to bring you a brand new children’s book today, and one that I think parents and carers will enjoy too! Presenting: Animalympics. About the book Woodpecker Will presents the Animalympics! Whilst the humans stay indoors, the animal kingdom takes over to hold the sporting event of the century! Join the golfing ostriches, trampolining moles and weight-lifting gorillas … Read More

The Girl In The Tunnel

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The Girl in the Tunnel FINAL COVER

A Publication Day Review! About the book: London. A January night. Commuters surge into the Underground. Ellen Randall recognises a man standing close to the platform edge: Matt Leyton, her sister Rosanna’s married lover. The man who’s playing a game as old as time. A red-hot flash of uncontrollable anger propels Ellen to his side. The train approaches. Seconds later, Matt has … Read More

Dog Park…It’s Not All Fun and Games!

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Dog Park cover

It’s rare that I bring books to my blog that I haven’t personally reviewed, but this one sounded so cute I couldn’t resist sharing it with you! I may not have read it with my boys yet, but it is definitely going on our family reading list. About the book: Dog Park, by Kathryn Kazoleas Publication Date: May 30th, 2021 … Read More

Spikey – a review

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Spikey - Front Cover

About the book Hedgehogs are ‘Britain’s favourite wild mammal’ and while they certainly are cute, most children and their parents actually know very little about them. Spikey, by Tereza Anteneová, is a new children’s story book for children aged 2-8. It aims to help children learn how hedgehogs live, what they eat and why they are at risk. It is … Read More