Book review: Fierce by Gin Phillips

What would you do to protect your child? Or perhaps the more accurate question is, what wouldn’t you do? Fierce sees a normal mum forced into a nightmare situation where she must protect her young…

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Book review: The Awkward Age By Francesca Segal

What happens when strangers are asked to live together as brother and sister? Blended families are not such an unusual occurrence these days. But even though it has become commonplace, it is no less fascinating…

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Book review: The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

Three different women, each facing challenging turning points in their lives, are brought together through a series of random, and at times utterly excruciating, circumstances. Tara, Cam and Stella are just ordinary women facing up…

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Why Miffy is still enchanting children 62 years on – plus giveaway

Miffy was already 30 years old when I was introduced to her books at the tender age of two. Now I read stories about the inquisitive little bunny to my own children. It’s been 62…

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Why reading is magic for babies and toddlers

When I was still pregnant with my first baby my shopping addiction spiralled a bit out of control. It’s such a rush when you get past the first 12 weeks and feel you can start…

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50 tried and tested books for young children

We have a mountain of toys in our house but my toddler’s number one favourite thing to do is read a book. We spent ages reading to her from a very early age and she…

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