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Author Archives: Heather

For fun

When statistics are right

Mornings.   The smell of coffee, toast, eggs and bacon. Spilt milk and sticky cheerios hardening onto the table cloth. Wails of ‘but I don’t WANT to go to school!’ and ‘Have you made my packed lunch yet?’ Toothpaste drool dribbled [...]

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For readers

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

The Goldfinch tells the story of Theo, a thirteen year old boy who tragically loses his mother in a shocking accident. He clings onto a small, mysterious painting as if it's a piece of his mother that can somehow fill the hole in his heart left by [...]

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For readers

The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

  Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize, The Unseen is a story set on a speck of an Island off the Norwegian coast at the beginning of the 20th Century. The book follows the lives of the Barroy family as they endure the [...]

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For writers

6 Ways to motivate yourself to write

We all know how hard it is some days to get pen on paper (or letters on a screen). So how can we motivate ourselves as writers?   Give yourself a daily target I read an amazing blog the other day about a mum of five who commits [...]

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For fun

When the kids are always (sometimes) right

Sophie LOVES to dance! She doesn’t walk from room to room she jetes, leaps and twirls, narrowly escaping the impaling of door handles and table corners, or tripping over Olly’s wheels.   When she was three years old a day wouldn’t [...]

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For fun

The Naivety of Presumption

"Hello!" The letter begins. It's written on glossy white paper with a cute little bear dressed as a bee in the corner. The letter comes from The Book Trust and is accompanied with a shiny new book that all Reception aged children have received [...]

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For fun

Is there any escape?

Every Wednesday we drive past the new McDonalds in Morecaster. Sophie has never been to McDonalds before which is quite an achievement for an almost 7 year old who has spent her entire life living less than 100 metres from Morecaster's 'Old' [...]

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