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    Why not Paris?
    by Kate Furnivall
    2017/10/13  |  Features  |  

    Why not Paris? That’s what I say. Paris has a knack of being the best answer to most meaningful questions. “What would you like for Christmas?” Paris. “Where do they mix French 75 (Soixante Quinze) cocktails to die for?” Paris. “Which is the most romantic city in the world?” Paris. …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/10/13  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a fabulous 5* review from Jill over at Jill’s Book Cafe for Margherita’s Recipes for Love! “I am always partial to a book that takes me to sunny climes and if food is involved then that’s even better, the addition of an enticing cover meant …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/10/09  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a smashing 5* review from Rea at ReaBookReview for A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson. “THIS BOOK WILL LEAVE YOU BEREFT AND WILL STAY ON YOUR MIND LONG AFTER YOUR FINISH. Alice Peterson has always been a favourite author of mine and her book …

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    Our pick of the 5 best European Christmas Markets!
    by Alice
    2017/10/05  |  Features  |  

    It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas – in my book at least – and with the release of Heidi Swain’s Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair, we are definitely starting to feel Christmassy here at Books and the City. Do I hear ‘bah humbug?’ …

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    Christmas courtesy of Wynthorpe Hall
    by Heidi Swain
    2017/10/05  |  Features  |  

    There’s something truly magical about writing a Christmas book and there’s also an extra sprinkling of reader responsibility. I’ve lost count of the number of times family and friends have told me they’ve been excited to read a book with ‘Christmas’ in the title only to feel let down by …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/10/02  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we welcome Julie Boon from Boon’s Bookcase with her A Day in the Life of…. feature.   Do you have a ‘day job’, and if so, can you tell us what you do? Yes, I’m a Medical Secretary in a GP Surgery. How did your journey as …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/09/22  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we welcome Amanda who runs the Ampersand Book Reviews blog and is a HUGE Santa Montefiore fan – as these three reviews for her Deverills series show… First up, Songs of Love and War. “As much as I really do love chick-lit, it is this kind of …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Time To Regroup
    by Penny Parkes
    2017/09/20  |  Features  |  

    I have recently come to the conclusion that I have become an Extroverted-Introvert and apparently – thankfully – science now agrees that this is, indeed, ‘A Thing.’ For every occasion when I want to be out socialising and celebrating, there will be at least two when all I really want …

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    Grey Area….
    by Juliet Ashton
    2017/09/19  |  Features  |  

    For years I hid a shameful secret. Now, it’s out in the open. My closest friends know all about it. In fact, even strangers I pass in the street are on to me. I have grey hair. It’s my parents’ fault. They had that kind of wild, black Irish hair …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/09/19  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we welcome Lara Marshall from bookishlara.com for a new A Day in the Life of feature!   Do you have a ‘day job’, and if so, can you tell us what you do? I’m a Librarian, working for Hillingdon Libraries, looking after three libraries and organising fantastic author …