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Orlando and Izzy now have their very own deputies to help tell their adventures … Orlando proof reads ‘The Company of Goblins’ … puppets to bring the stories alive!   ‘Orlando’ glove puppet   ‘Izzy’ and ‘Orlando’ finger puppet set  These companions to  The Company of Goblins are now available from www.LittleKnollBookshop.co.uk ‘Orlando’ the glove […]

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I have belonged to a writing group called ‘The Itinerant Writers’ Club’  for the past two and a half years, which has provided a wonderful opportunity to receive and give writing critique, and in doing so, learn the craft of writing and editing. To learn more about The Itinerant Writers’ Club go to   http://www.lizcleere.com/iwc/ One of […]

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On Wednesday 23rd April, Rick Barter gathered 11 local authors and 2 local publishers to The Book Shop and welcomed the public to come and meet them. The Book ShopLee-on-Solent Here is a flavour of the evening   Mandy Watmough and Amanda Field, publisher Chaplin Books Beth, Molly, Richard Hardie and Michela O’Brien Rick hands […]

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Thank you to everyone who came on the 26th September to An evening with Gervase Gregory, artist and author of ‘A Lifetime in Postcards’. Kate Stacey, Manager Waterstones, Gervase and son Andy.     An enthusiastic group of people came to meet Gervase, browse his lovely illustrated book of the New Forest and get their own signed […]

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Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show

Steam, sun, sweat and smuts – who can resist the timeless fun of a great summer fair?   Steam tractors, lorries, logging machines and fairground engines                       – some things never age – among them GOOD BOOKS Gervase Gregory’s postcards attract interest ‘A Lifetime in Postcards‘ […]

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I don’t know if you had the chance to listen to Gervase Gregory’s interview with Tim Butcher on Radio Solent yesterday. It was a good interview – full of content about Gervase’s life, his painting, postcards and of course a good plug for the book signing event for ‘A Lifetime in Postcards’. Tim Butcher interviews Gervase […]

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Use the comments button below to tell us what makes your Christmas special?  (Note: Don’t be put off by the fact that the button says ‘no comment’ – it simply means that there are not yet any comments on this post.)  OUR FIRST SNOWMAN In Winifred Tovey‘s book ‘Cor Blimey! Where ‘ave you come from?’ Winnie describes how her […]

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Find out what’s happening this coming Saturday 13th October at Waterstone’s Northampton store by going to www.Waterstones.co.uk > click on ‘Events’ > select ‘Waterstones Northampton’ from the drop down menu, then ‘adult events’

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In the 1950s and 60s Winnie Tovey found herself involved in famine relief in the Chamarajnagar area of Mysore State (since renamed ‘Karnataka’ State), India.  The villages regularly suffered poor monsoons and Winnie knew that food aid was not enough.  She worked to develop cottage industries that would give the villagers money to buy food […]

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The Desert IrisISBN 978-0-9565359-6-2 The Desert Iris by Alicia Over offers romance with a spy twist – what better for a great summer read!  Little Knoll Press’ newest release leaves behind the British rain to bask in sunny Kuwait, so tuck up somewhere snug and indulge.  Alicia draws on her real life experience of Kuwait in this story […]

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