Rediscovering Enid Blyton and the Famous Five by Readers Gazette

My first Blyton book was a Noddy book, I can still remember sitting in bed as a four year old at my grand-parents house in Beddgelert, a little village that looked out over Snowdonia, the wind and rain pelted against the windows that wintry evening but I was safely tucked up in my holiday bed reading and re-reading my Noddy goes to Town book. I can not be sure if my fascination with books started at that moment of time or before but I do still fondly remember the feeling of being cosy and warm and totally lost within a book...

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series.
Friday January 2nd
I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home.
Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimplesandall glimpse into...

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Hector Reborn: Volume I: Death & Life
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Prince Hector, the greatest defending warrior in the epic Trojan War, is brutally slain by his nemesis Achilles... And finds himself reborn in an astounding new realm.
Traumatized by separation from his family, nation and world, Hector finds it hard to accept the prospect of a new life. His rigid codes of honor and loyalty make him feel as if he has abandoned his warravaged home. The beautiful Elsha of the Nemalite people, introduces him to an Elysium of kindness, harmony and magic, where...

The Fractured Shards (A Menagerie of Letters Book 1)
Jennifer Dellow

What if you could sit round a table with your Heart, Soul, Mind and Death? What would you say; and more importantly...what would they say to you? A collection of conversations, pleas, arguments and confessions.......

Girl Takes The Oath (An Emily Kane Adventure Book 5)
Jacques Antoine

Emily Kane goes to the US Naval Academy, where she makes new friends... and new enemies.
A foreign power wants to extradite her on a murky charge involving an incident in Nepal two years ago, and the Diplomatic Security Service and NCIS are investigating her to find out why. Concentrating on her studies at the Naval Academy is harder than ever, and Emily begins to fear for her friends' safety. And when a mysterious stranger begins to follow her, and she receives an invitation from the...

Olive and Little One
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When a little bear cub wakes up after sleeping all winter long, he finds that his mother is nowhere to be found!
He gets up the courage to climb down deep into Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument in Northern New Mexico.. With the help of a very wise Great Horned Owl, the lonely little bear sets out on an adventure to try to find his mother.
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We'd Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner

Have you ever wished you could find more time to do the things you want to do, rather than just doing the things you have to do? Most authors juggle day jobs and family responsibilities along with their writing. Because they need to find time to write, they look for ways to save time in other aspects of their lives.
Cooking often takes up a huge chunk of time. In We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips you’ll find easy, nutritious recipes for...