The Birds that do not Sing: A Review

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From the back cover: “That day in 1940 changed everything for ten-year-old Jim. Coventry smouldered on the horizon, neighbours were missing, and faces were grim all around. It was the day when family and community collided, a time of confusion and recrimination, of choices that would echo for a lifetime. Jim Brown plays in the park on Sundays, whatever anyone … Read More

Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter

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About the book: Hilarious and heart warming true stories of a Pet Sitter. Laura takes us on her journey describing the immense joy that the animals have brought into her life. But it’s not all fun and games. With sometimes as many as ten dogs around her home, things can get a tad hectic. Not to forget the every day … Read More

Ejected – The Story that Solves the Climate Crisis

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From the back cover: “Average people responsible for excessive greenhouse gas emissions are ejected from the planet. In order to return to Earth, the “Ejected” need to unite to decrease emission levels so the world can support them once again. Will they manage to implement the solutions in time to return to their loved ones? Written by an award-winning author … Read More

Diary of a Prison Officer – A Review

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From the back cover: “It’s 2003, Tony Blair is still Prime Minister and a shy loner from London, Amber Campbell, joins the prison service searching for purpose. Behind the walls of the women’s prison Amber is determined to prove that she has what it takes. She makes a pact with two close friends to support each other no matter what. … Read More

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