Me outside entrance, taken with MH's ipad -cropped

Bolognese Adventure

A few weeks ago I was in Italy, attending the Bologna Children’s Book Fair for the first time. This isn’t a fair where you buy books, it’s where book rights are bought and sold. Children’s book publishing companies from all over the world come to Bologna to meet each other, and make deals so that…

Falling in love again…

I remember the first time I fell in love.  I remember what I was wearing, where I was; the scratched black pattern of pine trees on the yellow curtain and the way the winter sunlight crept in through the weave.  There was a hint of Ribena in the air, of Vicks Vapour Rub and sheets…

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Chocolate, Sunshine and Books!

  Hiya, everyone, and how are you doing? I hope you’re enjoying the Easter holidays. *SO* happy the sun is shining! I gave up chocolate and sweets for Lent this year. I’m usually pretty good and don’t slip up, but this year I fell off the wagon pretty badly after the traditional Easter egg hunt…

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GUEST BLOGGER Valerie Wilding

Recently, I was lucky enough to talk to the lovely and very talented author,  Valerie Wilding about her latest book, Playing With My Heart. The book is  a gripping romance set in Shakespearean England. Here’s what Val had to say about it: What inspired you to write Playing With My Heart? It was an idea that sneaked up…