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My day at Somerset – Part Five

It’s July and I’m posting the last entry of my day at the Somerset Literary Festival in March 2018. Thank you, readers, for bearing with me, (I’ve started a new job and the training and learning period has been full … Continue reading

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Somerset Celebration of Literature 2018

It’s already May and I’ve been posting about school visits and reading the books I bought at Somerset Celebration of Literature. Now here is the first part of my rundown on the day. More to come. Summary of my day … Continue reading

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Book Review – Goodbye to Italia

  Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Goodbye to Italia Author: Marisa Parker Publisher: Self-published Mariolina lives with her mother and grandmother in Torino, Northern Italy. We see the world through her eyes as she waits with her grandmother, in … Continue reading

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When the Lyrebird Calls, book review

I read this wonderfully written book in July last year but only put a brief Goodreads review up. It’s high time I corrected this as it’s a wonderful book deserving of accolades. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 (read July17) Title: … Continue reading

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Australians Celebrating life…

Here we are enjoying Australia Day on Friday 26th January 18 We hope everyone in Australia was able to munch on meat pies, Anzacs, lamingtons, iced vovo’s, we even had clinkers and musk sticks, wine, beer with great company. We … Continue reading

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Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman reviewed by Jill Smith

Having read many of Kim Wilkins books in the Gothic Horror genre such as ‘Angel of Ruin’, or Gina Champion young adults series, when my friend said you should read Kimberley Freeman books, I thought I’d give her a go … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton reviewed by Jill Smith

  Lexie felt her whole world was grey. The Commission building, she lived in sucked the life out of her. Her mother was a junkie and mostly not around, and when she was, she wasn’t with her.  It was Lexie’s … Continue reading

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