Category Archives: Recommendation

Me Before You (review)

It has taken me a few days to get to this point because I was reeling and crying and just so overwhelmed by the characters in this book. Lou was cute and managed, with Will’s help, to grow out of … Continue reading

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My 50th

I’m spoilt.  I know I am, but does it stop me from being a little Diva and demanding more?  [Sigh] No, of course it doesn’t.  I’m not stupid! For the last couple of decades, whenever the question of ‘big birthday’ … Continue reading

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My Writing Corner

A fan (you know who you are) asked me why, in all my publicity photos, there is only a picture of my writing chair and why the bookshelf next to it is full of cookery books.  First – seriously?  You zoomed … Continue reading

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Wish I’d thought of that!

Unlike the chap who liked the product so much he bought the company (Remington?), I just sit around bemoaning the fact that I didn’t come up with the idea in the first place to anyone who will listen and admit … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Nation

I am not a Terry Pratchett fan.  I enjoyed Going Postal on tele but I just have never been able to get into his writing.  Just before Christmas I was encouraged by several students to try Nation: ‘It’s completely different, Miss’; ‘It’s … Continue reading

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re-Trash-ed

Trash by Andy Mulligan was the subject of my previous blog.  You will be pleased to hear that I have now read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was everything it promised to be.  Written for the children’s market … Continue reading

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Trash

I refer to the novel, not the content of this blog.  Earlier this week it came to my attention that the Blue Peter Awards removed the novel Trash from their shortlist because it has two swear words and one violent … Continue reading

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