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      July Supporter Giveaway   07/01/2019

      It's Christmas in July! The winner of the July Supporter giveaway will receive this beautiful Barnes & Noble edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as well as a special Charles Dickens tea by  theliteraryteacompany.co.uk .   I've been keeping this book a secret for so long (I couldn't wait until Christmas!) It's actually from a really lovely independent bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, the town of books. I'm so glad I finally get to show you! The picture doesn't even do it justice. A nice feature that you can't see in this image - the page edges are gold and (an extra surprise for the winner) the back is just as beautiful as the front! We also now have twice as much tea as previous giveaways!  (Thank you Literary Tea Company!)   As always, supporters are automatically entered into the giveaway and a winner will be chosen at random at the end of the month. If you want to enter this giveaway but you aren't a supporter, you can join in here https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum .   Good luck  

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A continuation of Henrietta's War and equally as enjoyable.

 

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On ‎9‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 1:19 AM, itsmeagain said:

Eleanor Oliphant sounds very interesting Poppy.😅😂

 

It reminded me a little of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

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Bombs On Aunt Dainty by Judith Kerr

 

Judith Kerr is the children's author of the Mog books and The Tiger Who Came To Tea, all delightfully written and illustrated by her. I particularly loved reading about Mog the cat, to children.

 

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Although aimed at a younger audience, I enjoyed this book and it gave some interesting insights into how hard it was to be a refugee of German descent in Britain during WW2, even when clearly holding anti-Nazi and anti-Fascist views (her father had written several books openly criticising the Nazis.)

 

★★★

 

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I like the look of this Poppy. I really enjoyed Sandi Toksvig's 'Hitler's Canary' when I read it, which is also aimed at a younger audience. 

 

Just looked it up, and hadn't realised that it is the 2nd in a trilogy. Such a shame that I will have to buy three new (to me) books. :D  :readingtwo:

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19 hours ago, Chrissy said:

I really enjoyed Sandi Toksvig's 'Hitler's Canary' when I read it, which is also aimed at a younger audience.

 

I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I picked it up at a library sale, it sounded interesting, but I hadn't heard any reviews about it, so it's nice to know someone I know, enjoyed it :).

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On ‎14‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 3:50 AM, Chrissy said:

I like the look of this Poppy. I really enjoyed Sandi Toksvig's 'Hitler's Canary' when I read it, which is also aimed at a younger audience. 

 

Just looked it up, and hadn't realised that it is the 2nd in a trilogy. Such a shame that I will have to buy three new (to me) books. :D  :readingtwo:

 

I'm not sure if I'll go on to read the other two although they are available in kindle form as a trilogy. I borrowed the ebook from the library. :)

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