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The Circus Train set across Europe by Amita Parikh

  • Submitted: 5th December 2022

Circus Train The Circus in this novel is one set on a train. A train that crosses Europe, stopping off in onen city after another to entertain people. It's got…

Books with animals on the cover

  • Submitted: 4th December 2022

Covers with animals on them Not that I would ever say to judge a book purely by it's covers but sometimes, the cute animal on the cover makes me pick…

Maureen Fry competition

  • Submitted: 1st December 2022

Advent Competition Today is competition time for all of you Rachel Joyce and Harold and Maureen Fry fans. If you would like to spend time with Maureen and Harold there…

Christmas at Highland Flower Shop – Lucy Coleman

  • Submitted: 28th November 2022

Scottish Highlands and a flower shop I'm not usually a fan of Christmas novels but this one stood out. It's set in Fort William which is very close to Lock…

Carrie Soto is back in Tennis – TJR

  • Submitted: 25th November 2022

Tennis thriller Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best…

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Clara and Olivia

1933: “Surely you would like to be immortalised in art, fixed forever in perfection?”

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