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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 ‘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…