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"The greatest gift is a passion for reading" - Elizabeth Hardwick

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Welcome to Bookworm Ink. - a website for book lovers everywhere. Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and have a nose around.

Check out our reviews section for my views on brand new releases and best sellers, as well as some old favourites. Covering everything from chick lit, romance and women's fiction to detective stories and travelogues, I guarantee you'll find something of interest.

Book Chat covers all things bookie including publishing news and author interviews as well as some of my own views on my favourite reads and book buying.

Possibly the highlight of the site is Christopher's Corner , our area for children's fiction, where my gorgeous 9 year old gives his views and reviews his favourite children's books - it's sure to be very entertaining!

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‘Polly and the Puffin’

by Jenny Colgan, review by Henry Williams, Aged 5

Polly and the Puffin

This book is about a little girl called Polly who finds an injured puffin. She calls him Neil and looks after him until he’s better. But then Neil has to go and live with other puffins and Polly is sad. Will Neil come back to visit for some more of Polly’s iced buns? My favourite bit of this book is when Neil comes back, that made me very happy. Neil was my favourite character because he was cute and funny.

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‘Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery’

by Jenny Colgan

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

The sequel to Colgan’s ‘Little Beach Street Bakery’, ‘Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery’ is set a few months after the end of the first novel. Polly has bought her lighthouse on the Cornish tidal island, Mount Polbearne, and lives there with her American boyfriend, Huckle, and her puffin, Neil. She’s happy running the bakery and, although she and Huckle don’t have much money, everything is good. But then Mrs Manse, the owner of the bakery dies, and the odious Malcolm takes over. Soon Polly, Huckle and little Neil find their lives turned upside down and are separated. Will they be able to make their way back together again?

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‘The Two of Us’

by Andy Jones

The Two of Us

I loved ‘One Day’ and have ‘The Rosie Project’ lined up to read, so was really looking forward to this novel which begins when Fisher and Ivy have been together for only nineteen days. They’re crazy about each other, but it’s only when fare intervenes and there’s no turning back, that they have the time to really get to know one another. The story is told from Fisher’s point of view which was great if you wanted to know what he was thinking, but because Ivy is a bit of a closed book to him, it meant I didn’t feel that I got to know Ivy. I couldn’t even really tell whether she liked Fisher very much at times! She never seems happy with anything and doesn’t make any sort of sacrifice for him, everything always has to be done her way. The sad thing is, that I think I would have found Ivy a really interesting character whereas Fisher drove me a bit crazy at times.

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‘Crumb’

by Ruby Tandoh

Crumb

I was thrilled when this absolutely beautiful book turned up on my doorstep for me to review. With four hungry boys, I bake a lot! I've also recently become a Bake Off fan, I didn't see the series Ruby appeared in, but I heard about her frequent tears! Divided into eight sections, Ruby covers a huge variety of baking techniques and flavours. Each chapter's recipes become progressively more complicated and are interspersed with lots of extremely valuable hints and plenty of advice - if you listen to Ruby, you need never have another soggy bottom!

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‘The Bookshop Book’

by Jen Campbell

The Bookshop Book

'The Bookshop Book' is a lovely work, encompassing a huge number of stories and anecdotes from beautiful, weird and wonderful bookshops around the world. My poor, long-suffering husband must have had at least half of this book read out to him whilst he valiantly attempted to enjoy a book of his own! Being local to the famous book town Hay-on-Wye, I especially enjoyed the section of the book dedicated to it. Another favourite was the chapter regarding Shakespeare & Company in Paris, the history of which was fascinating.

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‘Guest Post: Excerpt From 'One Day This Will All Make Sense' by Katie Jansson Shahin’

Guest Post: Excerpt From 'One Day This Will All Make Sense' by Katie Jansson Shahin

Not one day had passed since I had moved to LA two and half years earlier when I wasn’t grateful and aware of what city I was in. Not one morning had passed that I had driven to work, which was usually around six forty-five a.m., when my mind hadn’t gone completely quiet and at ease at the sight of Vine Street, coming off of the 101 South. I knew I was fortunate. Many young people in Sweden dreamed of moving to LA and tried so hard to find ways to stay once they made it here on a student visa. For the most part, people either got married or never found a way to stay. I, on the other hand, had been lucky. My dad had moved to the US almost twenty years earlier and since he’d become a naturalized citizen before I turned twenty-one, I had gotten a green card through him. I continued down Vine Street and saw the W Hotel sign up in the sky, and a few blocks farther down I passed the bright red building that housed The Redbury hotel, with the world famous Capitol Records Building on my right side.

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‘The Chateau on the Lake’

by Charlotte Betts

The Chateau on the Lake

When teacher Madeleine Moreau finds herself suddenly orphaned, she leaves London and travels to France to find her father's family. The trip couldn't have come at a better time for Madeleine's best friend Sophie who joins her when suddenly finds she needs to flee England. With France on the brink of war, Madeleine's friend, the Comte Etienne d'Aubery, insists upon accompanying the women and shelters them at his country house, Chateau Mirabelle. However, though beautiful, it seems that not even Chateau Mirabelle is safe in these troubled times, and Madeleine will have to be very careful who she befriends there.

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‘The Stall of Second Chances’

by Dana Bate

The Stall of Second Chances

When Sydney Strauss is made redundant she longs to fulfil to her dream of becoming a food journalist, but ends up doing shifts on the Wild Yeast Bakery's stall at a local farmers' market to make ends meet. Things start to look up when the market's newsletter which she writes for attracts the interest of a newspaper editor, but just what will Sydney have to sacrifice to get the job she's always wanted? And will it be worth it?

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