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BOOK CLUB – NOVECENTO

By August 18, 2016 BOOKS

When it was first published in Italy, Novecento produced critical controversy. Some people declared it epic, a masterpiece, the best book they had ever read; others instead were very critical, denouncing it as a meagre, hasty little story.

I only read it recently, but I found that amidst the discussions, everyone seems to loose sight of the fact that this is not a book, a novel, a story or a poem.

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BOOK CLUB – DISCOVER THE WORLD

By August 2, 2016 BOOKS

It has felt as though the eyes of the world have been glued to screens this summer, as we watch in horror as rolling news unfurls one unthinkable event after another. There is no need to read or watch sci-fi, as the apocalypse seems to be upon us – and it was worse than we could have imagined.

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BOOK CLUB – SUMMER READY BOOKS

By June 23, 2016 BOOKS

So far this summer, the UK has provided a baffling triptych of wind, rain and sun. Dark clouds follow blue skies and barbecue invites draw a snigger. Whatever the weather, one thing we can always rely on is a great book to take us to faraway places, allow new ideas to surface, and inspire us throughout the season.

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FATHER’S DAY – THE BEST BOOKS TO BUY NEW DADS

By June 14, 2016 BOOKS, KID WRANGLING

As regular readers have probably already have gathered, I’m 35 weeks pregnant and reckon I’ve read more books in this concentrated period of time that I ever did at school or university put together. I have quite a bookish character, plus I’m a writer, so I guess it’s my natural response to want to ‘study’ pregnancy and parenting in written form.

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HOLLIE DE CRUZ READS – START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS

By May 26, 2016 BOOKS

This month’s Ladyland Book Club comes from Hollie de Cruz, founder of London Hypnobirthing and the creator of YESMUM positive affirmation cards. She’s all about positive change so when we asked her to recommend a great book, it’s no wonder she chose this inspiring read.

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