Space Patrol Alien Catcher – a personalised story book with giveaway

Space Patrol Alien Catcher

Personalised story books are a favourite here and with Monkey’s birthday fast approaching I wanted to add another to our collection.  Amazing Pages have a range of books aimed at children up to the age of 7 and I opted for their Space Patrol Alien Catcher book for space mad… Continue reading »

Tony & Susan – a book review

Tony & Susan

If you’re going to see Nocturnal Animals in the cinema soon, then I can thoroughly recommend reading the book it’s based on.  Tony & Susan is written by Austin Wright and is available through Atlantic Books. I’ve found Tony & Susan totally gripping, one of those books that you just… Continue reading »

Books to treasure from The Folio Society

Books to treasure from The Folio Society

You may be sick of me saying it, but I love books, I cannot imagine a world without them, and I’m unlikely ever to veer away from real books, paper books.  For me, digital readers are a no go area.  They hold no interest, and I very much want my… Continue reading »

The Book of Everyone – review and giveaway

The Book of Everyone

What do you give a workaholic with no time for hobbies for his 50th birthday?  Daddy P, as regular readers will know, works insanely long hours and has very little time for anything away from his warehouse.  Buying him presents is always a nightmare, buying him something for his 50th… Continue reading »

Message in a Bottle – a book review and reader discount

Message in a Bottle

I’m never going to turn down the opportunity to look at a personalised book for Monkey.  I don’t remember ever having one myself as a child (cue email from my parents decrying my memory) and I love watching his reaction when he sees a book with his name in it…. Continue reading »

The Morgawr and the Bad Knockers

The Morgawr and the Bad Knockers

Later this month the second book in The Adventures of Austin the Cornish Miner series will be released.  Having been to Cornwall a couple of times now with Monkey, I thought he might enjoy an introduction to Austin and his friends.  The Morgawr and the Bad Knockers is written by Karen… Continue reading »

If I Forget You

If I Forget You

I first discovered TC Greene when I read The Headmaster’s Wife back in 2014.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and couldn’t wait to get started on If I Forget You when it arrived recently. If I Forget You was published through Corvus Books on 1st September and tells the story of… Continue reading »

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl #RoaldDahl100- review and giveaway

The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl

100 years ago today, one of the greatest writers of children’s books was born.  The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl was released last month by Carlton Books, to celebrate the many creations of this rather wonderful author. This wonderful 59 page hardback book is a must for any Roald Dahl fan,… Continue reading »

Picking a Classic Read with The Folio Society

Picking a Classic Read with The Folio Society

I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. From my first Ladybird books to Enid Blyton, Astrid Lindgren and Michael Bond, I was hooked.  By my early teens I was heavily into Austen and the Bronte sisters and over the years since, my love of books and reading… Continue reading »

Black Rabbit Hall – a book review

Black Rabbit Hall

I always look out for the book giveaways on Mumsnet, and I was thrilled to win a copy of Black Rabbit Hall recently. The debut novel from Eve chase was published through Penguin in June, and has kept me up late on many a night recently. I always love books that… Continue reading »