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Book Settings: Africa

What a wonderful list discovery: historical novels of Africa Africa, the continent, holds a very special place in the TSL fold – not least because both directors were born there. Although heralding from South...

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National and International Days – February

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for January (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Donkeys

Donkeys have recently been popping up on my radar and it’s not just to do with Christmas nativity stories. Within a month (Dec 2017/Jan 2018)… John Samson’s A donkey called Oddsock arrived in my...

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Cherry Trees

I recently wrote a review about 3AM Wonder Paranoia and the restless night (Angela Kingston). 3AM is said to be the time in novels and storytelling when things happen in the night. Well I...

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Time

Time always seems to be an issue. There’s never enough … It says a lot about our culture. I recall being told that Eskimos have numerous words to describe snow whilst sheep farmers have...

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National Weeks – January

On top of all the National and International Days, there are also National Weeks. In case you missed them, here is a selection for January.   Big Schools Garden Watch – Does Rhys going...

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Circus

It’s been a week of the Circus, and just about everyone I know loves the circus. First was George and Flora Head to the Country where the cats join the circus. Then there was...

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Children’s book lists

Looking for something different for children to read? Try something off these lists. Palestinian literature – 6 books Christmas Stories by Robbie Cheadle – 5 books Kenyan stories- 9 books On South America –...

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Authors on books they read

Authors read for different reasons – from research to inspiration, relaxation and support or for income. It makes sense, all professionals know their subject and authors should be no different. I never thought I’d...

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Sidney and Sydney

I was reminded of the Sidney Sheldon books in the History of Gatooma Library. I can’t claim to have read any of them though. Did you know there is a series called Sidney and...