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Confessions of a terrible baker, and how my mum rescued me

I have a confession to make – as my children and husband know, I’m a terrible baker. If it wasn’t for them, it’s quite possible that my oven would be used for shoe storage, like Carrie’s in Sex and The City. 650 more words


Book Review: "How to be a Heroine" by Samantha Ellis

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Samantha Ellis is a British playwright and writer. Her play “The Candy Jar” was performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1996. 367 more words

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Samantha Ellis - How To Be A Heroine

Fiction which writes our own inner scripts, and how we choose to live

Samantha Ellis is a British playwright whose family background is Jewish Iraqi. Her heritage has informed her writing and a search for her own identity which both acknowledges cultural and historical roots and seeks to escape from it by forging her own unique contribution, free from the expectations of that close-knit culture. 838 more words

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How to be a Heroine: Or What I've Learned From Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis

I enjoy reading books about books and when there is a dash of autobiography thrown in for good measure that just adds to the pleasure.  Focussing on her favourite heroines from fiction, the author describes how reading these books influenced how she behaved in real life.  223 more words

How to Be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis and Laurel Snyder on Books for Boys

Was there ever a book so meant for me to read?  It’s been a long time since I’ve finished a book and wanted to get right to the computer to write about it, but this book gave me that wonderful sense of urgency.  1,256 more words

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