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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/08/15  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a cracking review from our good friend Lara who not only runs her own blog but is also part of the Hillingdon Libraries Dream Team! Here she reviews Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes. Practice Makes Perfect This book is such an enjoyable read! I love …

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    Picture houses, panoramas and pasties in Polwhipple
    by Holly Hepburn
    2017/08/10  |  Features  |  

    All aboard the last train to Polwhipple! Holly Hepburn takes us on a tour of the locations that inspired her fab new book, The Picture House by the Sea. I sometimes get asked what comes first when I’m planning a new novel. Is the characters, or the premise or the …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/08/08  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a cracking review for What She Lost by Susan Elliot Wright  from Anne Cater who runs Random Things Through My Letterbox blog.   What She Lost is another beautifully constructed story that kept me spellbound. The reader is introduced to Marjorie in the prologue set …

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    Holiday!!!
    by Heidi Swain
    2017/08/04  |  Features  |  

    I’m ridiculously easy to please when it comes to planning the perfect getaway. I don’t need a far-flung destination, wall to wall sunshine or even all mod-cons and my dream summer holiday last year goes to prove it. Just an hour in the car was all it took to reach …

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    Accident of Birth…
    by Juliet Ashton
    2017/08/02  |  Features  |  

    I’ve just returned from a week in Italy, and I have a bone to pick with my mother. Why oh why didn’t she marry an Italian? No doubt there’ll be some piffling reason like I fell in love with your father, but that won’t get her off the hook. Thanks …

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    ’5 Cinemas We Wish We Could Have Saved’
    by Alice
    2017/08/01  |  Features  |  

    The Picture House by the Sea  by Holly Hepburn combines four fantastic novellas about The Palace at Polwhipple, an art deco cinema in Cornwall. The cinema is long past its heyday and survives off the back of Ferrelli’s, the family run ice-cream concession in the foyer. When the owner of Ferrelli’s …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/08/01  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have a cracking 5* review for THE WOMAN AT NUMBER 24 from Kaisha who runs The Writing Garnet blog.  Most favourite book of 2017 so far!!, When writing my reviews, I usually write my overall thoughts of the book towards the end, using the top half …

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    5 Easy and Unusual Ice Cream Recipes!
    by Alice
    2017/07/26  |  Features  |  

    Today marks the release of a brand new edition of Abby Clements’ wonderful escapist adventure, The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop. This delicious novel tells the story of Anna and her partner Matteo as they escape to Italy to open an ice cream shop in Sorrento and it’s got us …

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    How one little short story changed my life…
    by Isabelle Broom
    2017/07/26  |  Features  |  

    It was 12.58pm on Valentine’s Day 2014, when an email popped up in my inbox. The subject was ‘Great British Write Off’, and immediately my fingers, toes and everything in between starting tingling. You see, a few weeks before this, I’d just about, by the skin of my pointy chin, …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/07/25  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have an insight into the life of blogger Laura Nazmdeh from www.snazzybooks.com. Do you have a ‘day job’, and if so, can you tell us what you do? I actually work for Norwich Business Improvement District (BID), and within that company for VisitNorwich. I work on their website, …