Sep 19

Leonardo Da Vinci – 500 Years on: Review by Catherine McGuinness

  Leonardo Da Vinci – 500 years on: A Portrait of History’s Greatest Artist by Matthew Landrus     This compelling and beautifully illustrated biography of Leonardo Da Vinci is a timely study of the life and astonishing achievements of a man who was a great civil and military engineer and also an extraordinary painter. …

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Sep 19

Two interesting books in a September Round-up by Milly Adams

Trespass in Heaven by David Bruce One for the boys we initially thought because of the technical detail included, but is it? Set in January 1944, with secret D-Day preparations underway – secret being the operative word. So when an untouchable German reconnaissance aircraft threatens to blow the whole shenanigans open, the race begins… Somehow …

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Sep 19

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: FIRST, LAST, EVERYTHING – FACT & FICTION AUTHOR ANYA ACRES

What was the first piece of writing advice you were given? Well, that’s a very interesting question really, as my writing style is kind of self-taught. I write because I enjoy it. My mum kept all my old school books from the age of five, believe you me, there are a lot, and there are …

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Sep 18

Review: Flowers For Mrs Harris at Chichester Festival Theatre

Until 29 September Box Office: 01243 781312 cft.org.uk You might not go home humming the tunes, but what Flowers for Mrs Harris lacks in catchy songs is more than made up for in warmth and charm. An elegant retelling of one of Paul Gallico’s much-loved series of books, there’s not a great deal of colour …

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Sep 16

Nature Fun by Hape – Review

We’re just loving these great eco friendly HAPE toys made from bamboo, the fastest growing plant in the world. The NATURE FUN range is perfect for tempting the kids outside. We particularly love the FLOWER PRESS DIY KIT aimed at children 5 years and up. Who doesn’t enjoy kicking through the autumn leaves and taking …

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Sep 12

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: DIGGING AROUND

Jane Cable leaves the comfort of her desk Authors do many things in the name of research and some of them are definitely more fun than others. To be honest, most research these days is carried out hunched over a laptop, flicking from website to website, desperately trying not to be side-tracked. How historical novelists …

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Sep 11

Book of The Week: Hungry Babies By Fearne Cotton

This highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Yoga Babies was a huge hit with my son. He loved the book and it is easy to see why. The book has a great storyline for children and glorious illustrations. There is so much to see in every page. The Hungry Babies story will also -hopefully!- get …

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Sep 10

STOP EVERYTHING – a F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed brunch is coming to London

Ross and Rachel, Gunther and Central Perk, Joey and London. There are few things that touch our hearts in such a strong way but a bottomless brunch with a F.R.I.E.N.D.S theme is a coupling which is DEFINITELY up there! When we heard of such a beautiful idea to be hosted at a secret location, we of course …

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