Category Archives: Books

50 Main Street – Piero Ribelli

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Italian born photographer Piero Ribelli travelled across the US to all 50 states, to discover 50 stories from 50 different individuals. The theme is that all of these people lived at the same address…50 Main Street. The result of the … Continue reading

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Richard Scarry

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As a child I loved the Richard Scarry book at my Grandma’s house, the illustrations stand out in my mind, my favourite characters were Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. Richard Scarry was an American children’s author and illustrator who published … Continue reading

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Learning to Knit

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I got a great book for my birthday; Knitty Gritty by Aneeta Patel. I have been wanting to learn to knit for a long time so now is my chance. I will update this post with photos of my efforts, … Continue reading

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Papillon by Henri Charrière

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I have read quite a few good books recently, but I found Papillon by Henri Charrière to be particularly compelling. Charrière is a convicted felon and fugitive and he describes Papillon as an autobiographical novel. The title is based on … Continue reading

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The Christmas Alphabet – Robert Sabuda

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I recently discovered this brilliantly simple pop up book titled “The Christmas Alphabet” created by Robert Sabuda in 1994. Sabuda is a very skilled children’s pop up book maker, he has also produced other Christmas related books, as well as … Continue reading

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Brambly Hedge Books

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I have incredibly fond memories of my Mum reading the Brambly Hedge books to me as a child and later reading them myself. Enthralled by the story, the characters and the beautiful illustrations inside, I was transported into the most … Continue reading

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Room by Emma Donoghue

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I have just finished reading ‘Room’ which is a very moving story about a Mother (Ma) and her 5 year old child (Jack), who are being held hostage by a man they  refer to as ‘Old Nick’ I don’t want … Continue reading

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