The Bone People by Keri Hulme

The Blurb On The Back:

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Set on the harsh South Island beaches of New Zealand, bound in Maori myth and entwined with Christian symbols, Miss Hulme’s provocative novel summons power with words, as a conjurer’s spell.  She casts her magic on three fiercely unique character, but reminds us that we, like them, are “nothing more than people”, and that, in a sense, we are all cannibals, compelled to consume the gift of love with demands for perfection.”

New York Times Book Review

This novel from a New Zealand writer radiates vitality.  Seizing on material that might seem outlandish, she transforms it into a table that’s as persuasive as it’s haunting.  In this novel, New Zealand’s people, its heritage and landscape are conjured up with uncanny poetry and perceptiveness.

Sunday Times

Clearly it was written with passion and it has inspired passions … Rich, varied and flexible, the story becomes utterly compelling.

New Society

Keri Hulme is a poet.  The power and feeling for nature and the more mystical sides of a dwindling people, the Maoris, will make it a gem providing a whole new range of experience.

Daily Telegraph

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Mr Men and Little Miss Happy Eid by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves

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The Mr Men and Little MIss are celebrating Eid!

At the end of Ramadan, there will be a wonderful celebration with music, presents and a huge feast.  The perfect opportunity for Little Miss Splendid to wear her most splendid hat and for Mr Greedy to wear his biggest napkin! 

MR MEN AND LITTLE MISS – HAPPY EID was released in the United Kingdom on 31st March 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Mirabelle In Double Trouble by Harriet Muncaster

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Mirabelle is special because she is different.

Mirabelle’s mum is a witch and her dad is a fairy and she LOVES getting up to magical mischief!

Mirabelle and her family are off on holiday and Mirabelle has promised to be on her very best behaviour.  She really means it too …

The holiday is amazing – but when Mirabelle makes a new friend called Beatrix, she makes a worrying discovery – Beatrix is even more mischievous than Mirabelle!

With potions gone wrong, runaway dragons and food fights, will Mirabelle’s family believe that Mirabelle is (mostly) innocent this time, or is it just a case of double the trouble?

MIRABELLE IN DOUBLE TROUBLE was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd February 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Rainbow Magic: Frenchie The Bulldog Fairy by Daisy Meadows

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Rainbow magic

Jack Frost has kidnapped Frenchmen the Bulldog Fairy’s magical bulldog!  Without her pup and his magical collar, Frenchie can’t help puppy owners to look after their dogs.  Rachel and Kirsty must rescue Frenchie’s bulldog – and fast!

RAINBOW MAGIC: FRENCHIE THE BULLDOG FAIRY was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd March 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Ambrose Follows His Nose by Dick King-Smith and Josie Rogers

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Follow the adventures of the extraordinary Ambrose in this newly discovered story from the renowned author of The Sheep-Pig, Dick King-Smith, completed by his great-granddaughter Josie Rogers.

I’ve NEVER seen anything like it … Fancy following a trail like THAT!

Ambrose may seem like an ordinary rabbit but he has the most extraordinary sense of smell!  He can detect any aroma from sweets to kittens – and even niffy foxes!

He lives with his family in a hutch and is visited every day by Biddy, who is desperate to take him home to be her pet – if only her mum and dad would let her.

Biddy trains Ambrose to become a tracker rabbit – which comes in very handy when Ambrose’s little sister Roll goes missing.  But when Biddy’s family find themselves in real danger, can Ambrose’s sensitive nose save the day?

AMBROSE FOLLOWS HIS NOSE was released in the United Kingdom on 3rd March 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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Do One Thing: The Breakthrough You Need For The Progress You Want by Dr Geraint Evans

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Do One Thing is for you if you want to make changes in your life but don’t know where to start.  With practical tools to tackle the issues in your life that are stopping you from achieving your goals, you’ll find out how to start making the change you want from today.

Covering nine distinct topics and with over 60 practical ideas to try, discover how to:

– acknowledge and remove the blocks in your life

– understand what needs to change and how to make it happen

– ask for help and find ways to give back to others

– use your new perspective to sustain momentum in the future.

If you only do one thing … read this book.

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Possessed: Why We Want More Than We Need by Bruce Hood

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How ownership came to control us – and what we can do about it.

You may not believe it, but there is a link between our current political instability and your childhood attachment to teddy bears.  There’s also a reason why children in Asia are more likely to share than their Western counterparts and why the poor spend more of their income on luxury goods than the rich.  Or why your mother is more likely to leave her money to you than your father.  What connects these things?

The answer is our need for ownership.  Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why this uniquely human preoccupation governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational and destructive.  What motives us to buy more than we need?  Is it innate, or cultural?  How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote?  And what can we do about it?

Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet – and how we can stop buying into it. 

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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Ballet Bunnies – Trixie Is Missing by Swapna Reddy and Bimmy Talib

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One girl, four bunnies, and a wonderful dancing adventure.

It’s the day before the big show, and Millie and her friends, the Ballet Bunnies, have a busy day planned.

Everything is going smoothly until Millie checks her bag and finds that something very important and fluffy is missing!  It’s time for Millie to retrace her footsteps …

BALLET BUNNIES: TRIXIE IS MISSING was released in the United Kingdom on 6th January 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book

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