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The only self-help books you need this year

January 8, 2017

Put down the diet books, pack away the scales, throw out that weight loss article β€˜20 ways in 20 days’. I’ve got the perfect set of books to give you the right kind of self-help this January. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no stranger to feeling the January guilt and making unrealistic weight-loss resolutions. But whilst I’m making the usual post-Christmas efforts to eat healthy, I’m also balancing…

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A Conversation With… Coralie Bickford-Smith

May 24, 2016

source Last week I had the Pleasure of interviewing Coralie Bickford-Smith, a Senior designer at Penguin Random House and published illustrator and author; her book The Fox and the Star won Waterstones 2015 book of the year. As someone keen to break into books and hoping to one day be a published author, I was incredibly excited to be interviewing someone so experienced and so well respected in…

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Escape with Books & Baileys this May

May 2, 2016

I’ve always enjoyed reading. From a young age I loved going to my local bookshop with my Mum to sift through the new arrivals and carefully select a new novel to take home, my favourite as a child being The Tales of Olga Da Polga – anyone else remember that book? I must have read it 15 times. I guess being such a big reader when I was…