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Time traveling…

Tregothnan Estate is where quality tea is produced. We had a walk around the gardens then had a tea tasting. Then we went onto Charlestown and after that onto Fowey which is simply charming!

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Jack of Spades by Sophie Masson reviewed by Jill Smith©May17

Linda is not your normal sixteen-year-old. She is feisty and adventurous in a genteel age when girls are expected to be polite, chaperoned and groomed to marry. It is May 1910 and her father is in Paris on a research … Continue reading

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Books I bought at Somerset 2017…

Here are the reviews I did of a couple of books I bought at Somerset Literary Festival this year. I’ll post a couple more tomorrow. Yes, they are Young Adults books. Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar17 Starlight Stables – Pony … Continue reading

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Somerset 2017 – Wonderful Wednesday summary …

Yes, it rained and the ground was squelchy! Yes, it was hot in the marquees! Did I mind? Not a bit. It was a great day. I only wish I had been able to go to more sessions. I started … Continue reading

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The Sending -The Obernewtyn Chronicles – Book Six by Isobelle Carmody, Book Review by Jill Smith

  As with all of The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody, this book is difficult to describe briefly. It is simply another episode in the journey Elspeth Gordie is making in the Quest she has been set upon since the … Continue reading

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Interview with Belinda Murrell

Courtesy of The English Tour blog https://theenglishtutorblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/author-interview-with-belinda-murrell/#like-252 No prizes for guessing I love good Australian authors, and when this popped into my inbox I had to share it. Particularly, as I was so engrossed with a speaker at Somerset Literary … Continue reading

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The Ten Penners inspiration..

Last Saturday The Ten Penners had a wonderful and busy meeting. James Blomberg the son of our Lorraine Blomberg who created the covers of both ‘Shock, Horror, Gasp’ and ‘Fan-tas-tic-al Tales’. She contributed stories including ‘The Big Squeeze’, a novella, … Continue reading

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