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Plain Jane 200516: Eggs, Donald Trump, and the church on Google

I recently had the pleasure  and privilege of interviewing Fay Weldon. The Grande Dame of contemporary women’s fiction-with-an-edge –  with whom I spent an hour on stage at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival (Jeremy Clarkson did not attend) – can count among her achievements not just 34 novels and several volumes of short stories, radio plays, stage plays, essays, TV scripts, a CBE, FRSL, a couple of professorships, three husbands and four children but  – let us never forget –  a significant  contribution to the success of the  1960s campaign:  Go to Work on an Egg. 591 more words


Very Little Sleeping Beauty - Teresa Heapy and Sue Heap. Reviewed by Pheebs (14)

Very Little Sleeping Beauty is about a very little princess in a castle who can’t wait for her birthday party, but has many trials to face before she can finally go to bed before the big day! 165 more words

Children's Books

Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress - Sarwat Chadda. Reviewed by Pheebs (14)

Choices are what make us who we are in life, and this has never been truer in the Ash Mistry series of books. Especially when some of the choices mean the difference between normal, everyday life and a hell plagued with demons. 434 more words

Teen Books

Electrigirl - Jo Cotterill and Cathy Brett. Reviewed by Pheebs (14)

Superpowers are often talked about in a ‘what would you do’ situation. But what if you really were to have superpowers?

Electrigirl is the story of a young girl named Holly, and the resulting exploration of her new-found electrical powers after being struck by lightning. 310 more words

Children's Books