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Sue Purkiss
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A reader and a writer.
A reader and a writer.

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Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights
Mr B’s, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a wonderful independent book shop in Bath. I’m about an hour away from Bath, and my nearest bookshop is a small Waterstones - so Mr B’s isn’t exactly my local. But a couple of weeks ago, I spent a whole afternoon ...
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Eleanor Oliphaunt is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
This book has absolutely rightly done really well, so probably lots of you have read it already. And I can’t say mouth about it because it would spoil its unexpectedness. But I’ve just finished it so I want to acknowledge it and say how much I enjoyed it. I...
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Assassin's Fate, by Robin Hobb
First, let's just take a look at the cover. Isn't it perfectly luscious? It's by Jackie Morris, who recently collaborated with Robert MacFarlane on a beautiful book called Lost Words , which seeks to reclaim - particularly for children - words to do with na...
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Soothing things
Have been rather busy lately, which is why I haven't been here much. But today I felt in need of a bit of soothing, so instead of looking at emails or the news, I started to look through my photos. And they very quickly began to do the job - with a little h...
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Soothing things
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Midwinter Magic
A few weeks ago, in December, I read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I thought it was a wonderful book - I've written about it below. It's set in Alaska, and just as I finished it, I glanced out of the window - it was early morning, and still dark - and in th...
Midwinter Magic
Midwinter Magic
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Ghost Drum, by Susan Price
I've just finished reading Ghost Drum , which was originally published by Faber in 1987 and won the Carnegie Medal. So it's thirty years old - but it doesn't feel it. It feels intensely fresh and vivid. Like The Snow Child , it has its roots in Russian folk...
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La Belle Sauvage, by Philip Pullman
First, an apology - I read this while I was away, a few weeks ago; the copy was borrowed, so I don't have it by me to refer to. But I did make some notes. I really loved Northern Lights . I felt spellbound by this world, so similar to ours, but so different...
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The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
A few weeks ago, I was in Brussels, staying with my son and his family. I woke up early, when it was still dark, and settled down to finish the book I'd been reading. It was  The Snow Child , by Eowyn Ivey; it's about a couple living in Alaska who have lost...
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Happy New Year!
So, as 2017 recedes into the mist... Looking towards Glastonbury from the Mendip Hills   ... may your path through 2018 be as clear and bright as this one, between land and sea! The coastal path on the Ile de Re, near La Rochelle in France
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Happy New Year!
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Showing off!
When I was at school in Derbyshire, 'showing off' was probably the very worst thing you could do - possibly apart from being 'mardy'. (Which means being a wimp, a crybaby.) I still feel hesitant about showing off, but I'm going to do it anyway. After all, i...
Showing off!
Showing off!
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