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I remember this book from a few years ago. Looking at all the local fruit here in Tenerife (yes, I currently live where others...

A word of warning, the English translation is still a year away, but having just finished the original French version published...

Seeing an Eva Ibbotson book in one of the used bookshops around London a few months ago was a trip down memory lane. How...

For most 16-year-olds, having to move into a small bungalow with their grandparents is not appealing, let alone something...

Two lives which couldn’t be more different: Carla’s in Teguchialpa in Honduras, living in a hut with her brothers and...

“Otto, The letter began, in blue ink. I’ve gone. I’ve never seen the water, so I’ve gone there. Don’t worry, I’ve...

Let’s talk about happiness. Not just the feeling of happiness I get when I read Marc Levy, but happiness in general. What...

Being an expat in a sunny seaside location is easy (believe me, I have been seeing all the British expats in Tenerife for...

A note to start: I am aware you may have read it the past two years, but, if like me, you like to stay away from the big...

Finally, it is out in paperback! When we think of serious illnesses and diseases, cancer is at the top of the list; followed...

“Its easy to make friends if you let pepul laff at you.” I won’t sugarcoat it, Flowers For Algernon is sad, not...

Happy New Year! With the New Year come the resolutions and although many people have given up on them, I will give you two...

“So,” I say to the members of the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. “These are our not-very-long-out-of-the-oven, state-of-the-art...

Ah the holidays! Christmas baking, trimming the tree, singing carols… family. There is a reason so many films are...

Christmas is everywhere now: on the radio, on television, in the shops – and on our bookshelves! There is nothing like...

Immigration is always talked about with masses in mind. This is the story of one particular immigrant, Kimberly Chang, and...

It is the start of school at Pirriwee Public. It is exciting for the children and it is a completely new world for some of...

The people we meet on the street, on public transport, in shops. Hundreds a day, each with baggage, something which has made...

She points at Watch that says 08:57, that’s only three minutes before nine. So I run into Wardrobe and lie down on...

Meet Liz Kroft, 29, strong, independent woman, cat mother of Muesli and with a good job. All is well – except for the...

Ida and Alice couldn’t be more opposite. The sisters spent their childhood together and yet they haven’t seen...

Rarely does a book keep surprises to the very last page, but this one did. I thought I knew it all, but maybe you never do? Yellow...

I was born on 31, January 1979 – a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, because the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays...

It is summer! And if you are not away on holiday, it is time to pick up a book that will take you somewhere wonderful. May...