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An Elephant in my Kitchen by Françoise Malby-Anthony – book review by Liza from books.book.books

Everyone knows the book The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. This is a ‘follow up’ to the book by Lawrence’s widow, Françoise. Coming from French city life it was a life changing experience when she first met and fell in love with South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony. They founded the game reserve, Thula Thula, together […]

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A Million Junes by Emily Henry – book review by Liza from books.books.books

This is a modern day Romeo & Juliet. It’s the story of a daughter and a son of two feuding families who fall in love while trying their best not to. Jack ‘June’ O’Donnell is 18 years old and since she was a baby has heard the story of their family’s curse and how they […]

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The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron – book review by Liza from books.books.books

Tess and her brother Max have been sent to stay with their Aunt Evie in a tiny village in the English countryside as their father has been deployed to Afghanistan. One day Tess goes off exploring the countryside and comes across a very old and ornate garden gate. There is no way of opening it […]

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Headu – Explore Magic Light series – Book review by Liza from books.books.books

There are currently two themes in the Explore Magic Light series: Sea Life and Forest. More themes will be released later in the year. You build the 70 piece puzzle and then with the special magic torch, which comes with the puzzle, you look for various items. As you find the hidden items which are […]

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How to be a Princess: real-life Fairy Tales for Modern Heroines by Katy Birchall – Book Review by Liza from books.books.books

As Meghan Markle (now the Duchess of Sussex) once said: ‘With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on the glass slipper and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.’ This book was inspired by the Royal Wedding on 19 […]

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Snap by Belinda Bauer – Book Review by Liza from books.books.books

  On a very hot summer’s day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two younger sisters sit in their broken down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. She was going to walk to the nearest phone box to call someone to tow them in. “Jack’s in charge – I won’t be long”. […]

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Time is a Killer by Michel Bussi – Book Review by Liza from books.books.books

Clotilde returns to Corsica for the first time in 27 years. The last time she was there was as a 15 year old teenager visiting her father’s family – and she was the sole survivor of a car crash. Her mother, father and brother died that day after the red Fuego broke through the barrier […]

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – Book Review by Liza from books.books.books

Most people do not know that this book was written over 50 years ago. It is a clever mix of science fiction and fantasy and I can only imagine what people thought of it 50 years ago. Meg has always felt an outcast at school and together with her little brother, Charles Wallace, who people […]

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Ms Rapscott’s Girls by Elise Primavera

This is the first of two books about a School for the Daughters of Busy Parents. Ms Rapscott is the headmistress of the slightly unusual school. The school is situated in a lighthouse and has two Corgis, Lewis and Clark, who live with Ms Rapscott and follow her around ticking things off a checklist (as […]

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