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    The Tailor’s Girl | Fiona McIntosh

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    Evergreen Falls by Kimberley Freeman

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    Reading Chair Cookies

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    Snow White by the Brothers Grimm

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    Longbourn by Jo Baker

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle

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    Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

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    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

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    Lost and Found, Brooke Davis

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    The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen

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    Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

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    Remarkable Creatures, Tracy Chevalier

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Secrets and Second Chances: Kimberley Freeman’s Evergreen Falls

The Book My cookie inspiration for this week is Kimberley Freeman’s fabulous novel, Evergreen Falls. I read this book recently as I was recovering from surgery. It was the perfect hospital read, because once you pick up a Kimberley Freeman book you will NOT want to put it down until you are finished! Trust me. […] Read more…

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Reading Chair Cookies

It’s been very cold in Sydney of late; we had our coldest morning for six years last week! And there has been rain. Oh, so much rain…. The sky is dark all day and smothered by pewter clouds. Sometimes the sun peeks through, and you can see people shaking out their umbrellas and staring up […] Read more…

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Grief and Sunshine in Brooke Davis’ Lost and Found

Brooke Davis wrote Lost and Found as a way to deal with her own grief after the loss of her mother. The result is a funny, bittersweet novel about working out how to live in the world after you have been touched by grief. Millie is a gorgeous confection of humour, sweetness and gentle curiosity. She will break your heart… Read more…

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The Lobster Quadrille – Alice in Wonderland

One of my favourite chapters in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the Lobster Quadrille – the chapter where the Mock Turtle recounts his early childhood days of living under the sea. Gardner tells us that, ‘The Quadrille, a kind of square dance in five figures, was one of the most difficult ballroom dances fashionable at the time Carroll wrote his tale…’ Read more…

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