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National and International Days – April

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 April (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Birthdays

Isn’t it remarkable how things link together? Whilst deciding whether to finish Lionel Shriver’s Post-Birthday World or not, a notification came through from Hillingdon Library on 3 books about birthdays. The latter clearly for...

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National and International Days – March

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 March (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Frogs

I like frogs – nearly as much as I do cows and a few other animals, insects and bugs. When I was younger, completely out of character, a friend and I collected a whole...

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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...