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Blog 127: Christmas Books To Buy As Christmas Presents.

Christmas Comes To Moominvalley This is an exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson’s classic story The Fir Tree, in which the kindly Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that ‘Christmas’ is coming. The only trouble is, the puzzled Moomins have no idea who, or what ‘Christmas’ is . . . *** […]

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Blog 125: Great Books To Give As Gifts.

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world; Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. A wild landscape of imagination and play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration – […]

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Blog 124: What To Do If You Have Too Many Books.

Many people have been downsizing and decluttering their homes during the lockdowns. Like a lot of people, you may have a number of books that you have read and no longer want to keep. If you’re finding that you’re running out of shelf space, here are some options for you where you can move on […]

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Blog 123: Questions For A Fictional Bucket List.

Everyone has a bucket list, even if its just a mental bucket list they keep to themselves. Most bucket lists include, travelling to specific places or completing certain activities. Sky Diving, Whitewater Rafting, Swim With Dolphins are quite common goals on bucket lists. There are thousands of ideas out there on the internet for you […]

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Blog 122: My Favourite Childhood Book.

Every book lover I know is usually searching for that one long lost book they can vaguely remember owning as a child. Sometimes they remember parts of the title, sometimes they can remember the colour of the book and if they are lucky, they might remember the author. Often these books are so hard to […]

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Blog 120: An Evening With Robin Ince.

Would you like to meet Robin Ince? Comedian, actor and writer, Robin Ince is coming to Westwood Books in Sedbergh on Friday 26th November at 7pm. Well known for presenting ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ with Brian Cox. Robin has appeared on T.V., at Live Events and on Internet Podcasts. Robin has won several awards and […]

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Blog 115 – A New Way of Selling eBooks – The NFT

In 2019, artist Maurizio Cattlelan created a stir in the artworld when his art piece Comedian – a banana duct-taped to the wall – was sold for $120,000 and was subsequently eaten by performance artist David Datuna. The international press that the stunt gathered played into the hands of both the artist and investor, and […]

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Blog 114: My Favourite Book Quotes…

I love reading funny, thought-provoking and beautiful sentences in books. As a writer, I hope I’ll create sentences that readers will also love and quote for themselves in the future. Here are some of my favourite book quotes… “I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I’m drowning in ellipses.”― Isaac Marion, Warm […]

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