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We love: Jack and the Flumflum Tree & The Paper Dolls

You can’t catch us. Oh no no no!

We’re holding hands and we won’t let go.

We’re Ticky and Tacky and Jackie the Backie

And Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow!

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Summer at the Bookshop: it started with a sketch...

In honour of bookselling summers gone by (and fellow booksellers), I am re-posting an edited version of a blog article that I originally wrote for… 985 more words

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What's happening on hive in July: round-up of features, announcements and more!

Hello there!

Welcome to a very hot and sticky footbally-tennisy-just-generally-sporty-July on hive. We’ve got a huge amount of things happening on the site this month, with recommended titles, up-and-coming authors, offers, announcements and new features. 487 more words

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No Mod Cons

This morning Jackie drove us to Ringwood to collect two pairs of my shoes from the repairers, and to do some banking. On our return we visited the Marine restaurant in Milford on Sea to investigate the menu to glean whether we might wish to dine there this evening. 714 more words

And so it continues...

This week saw the completion of the trailer for Jack and the FlumFlum Tree, the current show I’m performing in with Bamboozle Theatre Company. In week 6 of the tour now, the brilliant work and the even more brilliant responses continue to bring smiles on to faces (mine especially). 75 more words

Bamboozle Theatre

Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson’s BookBench sculpture

Axel Scheffler has decorated a BookBench sculpture with popular characters from his picture book projects with Julia Donaldson as part of the National Literacy Trust’s Books about Town campaign. 127 more words


Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson coming to Northampton in July

A NEW theatre show for children comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate in July, based on the book by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson.

Hot on the heels of the excellent Moominsummer Madness, … 320 more words