• AD| Personalised Children’s Book Review from In The Book

    May 21, 2021

    Reading has always been a passion of mine. The earliest book I remember falling in love with Enid Blyton’s ‘The Naughtiest Girl in School’. I read it so many times that eventually I knew it word for word by heart. As I grew up, my taste in books changed. My next favourite book was ‘Along…

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  • Win 3 Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Mind Books!

    May 11, 2020

    With everything going on in the world at the moment, more and more people are trying to find new ways to implement healthy routines into their lives and focus on their mental and emotional wellbeing. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Welbeck Publishing to offer one lucky reader the chance to win three healthy lifestyle,…

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  • Book Review: Every Colour of You

    May 4, 2020

    *This post contains affiliate links Zoe and Tristan couldn’t be more different – which is precisely why, when they meet in a hospital waiting room, Zoe becomes determined to get to know Tristan more. But Tristan is struggling with a sadness no one seems to understand, least of all himself. Giving up isn’t in Zoe’s nature,…

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  • Book Review: Messy Wonderful Us

    April 28, 2020

    *This post contains affiliate links In late 1983, a letter arrives, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever.  More than three decades later, it is found . . . by the last person who was ever supposed to see it. When Allie opens an envelope in her grandmother’s house, it changes…

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  • Competition! Win a copy of RHS The Rose : The history of the world’s favourite flower in 40 roses

    April 6, 2020

    *Post contains affiliate links I’m really excited by today’s blog post because not only have I received a copy of the beautiful book, ‘RHS The Rose: The history of the world’s favourite flower in 40 roses‘ by Brent Elliott, I also have a copy to give away to one lucky reader! First of all though,…

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  • Book Review: Half A World Away by Mike Gayle

    April 1, 2020

    *Post contains affiliate links Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common.  But it wasn’t always that way… Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her…

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  • Book Review: Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

    March 24, 2020

    *This post contains affiliate links Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her…

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  • Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

    March 12, 2020

    *Post contains affiliate links Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother,…

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  • Book Review: Ellie & the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

    March 11, 2020

    *Post contains affiliate links A rich, heartwarming and completely charming debut that reminds us that sometimes, you don’t find love–love finds you. Dan Hollis lives a happy, solitary life carving exquisite Celtic harps in his barn in the countryside of the English moors. Here, he can be himself, away from social situations that he doesn’t…

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