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IN SEARCH OF MARY BY BEE ROWLATT – BOOK REVIEW

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Feminism, what does it mean to you?  If you are like me it brings back memories of The Suffragette movement and years later women burning their bra’s.

This book takes you on a journey with the author Bee Rowlatt to discover what the first celebrity feminist Mary Wollstonecraft discovered on her journey.  The sense of achievement they both felt while travelling from country to country with their child, not an easy thing to do what ever year you do it in.

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This story encloses you into the depths that it goes to discover what feminism is, how it has changed or has it?  Woman have evolved but they still negotiate careers and babies with remarkable strength but the one thing that was present years ago and today, it all revolves round the love we have in our lives and for what is ours.  Love gives us the power to continue and up-hold all we hold dear as we stroll down the path of life.

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This book was amazing, it took me longer to read as I was devouring every bit of information and feelings that it evokes in you.  Bee Rowlatt is an amazing author and woman and this comes through the entire book.  Well done Alma publishing for bringing this book to us, it is wonderful and I highly recommend it.

 

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FOLKESTONE BOOK FESTIVAL – MINDFULNESS

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This morning I attended the Mindfulness talk given by Linda Blair, what an interesting talk so many things to take in that I wished there had been a recording of the talk that I could take home.  Maybe that’s an ides for the organisers of the book festival.  The Key To Calm is her latest book, with lots of interesting features.  One that I was particularly interested in was about children with ADHD and maybe if you have or know of any children with this you could try this.  No screens before school that includes TV, handheld games even phones, then at the end of the day no screens again for 30 minutes before bedtime.  They were the main points and I do believe that there is some merit in this.  I am going to try the 30 minutes before bedtime as I often fall asleep with the TV on or reading my Kindle so I will try this and hopefully it will lead to me sleeping better.

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Here are the details about the book so I recommend you have a read as if it helps just a little bit to be mindful then that is good.

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WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE BY REBECCA EMIN – BOOK REVIEW

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This is a delightful book for any girl to read, nothing horrible just happy kid experiences and some wishes too.  The main character Charlie is in year 9 with boys as mates that she goes on adventures with.  Suddenly everything changes, making Charlie question her feelings and her family.

The old house sounds great the way it is described in the book, even having its secrets for Charlie to find.

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This is a great book and I would recommend it for all girls.  In a very subtle way it reminded me of Enid Blytons books.  Well done Rebecca Emin, may all your dreams come true.

DEAR FATTY BY DAWN FRENCH – BOOK REVIEW

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My friend Sally told me about this book as it is written in letters to people from your life.  I think it is a brilliant way of remembering but also saying things that you wish you had years ago.  I am thinking of writing about my past and Sally suggested I use this method and I must say that since reading this book I have decided that it is a brilliant idea.

Dawn has a way with words that makes this book so entertaining and to be honest she does not even need the reviews as it has sold so well.  You get to know her and her family in such an endearing way that you like all of them.  Some aspects of her life were not so good, I won’t go into details and spoil it for you but I do know how hard the changing schools constantly was but Dawn French got through it all very bravely.

I am so glad I bought this book as it was a joy to read and I would recommend it to everyone.

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I hear the weather is not going to be so good this week so if you want a good book to read then I would suggest this one.

THE TRUTH ABOUT MELODY BROWN BY LISA JEWELL

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I have to say this is a brilliant book and I enjoyed every minute of it and did not want to put it down until I had finished it.
When she was nine years old, Melody Browne’s house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her possessions, it took with it all her memories – Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in a council flat in the middle of London with her seventeen-year-old son. She hasn’t seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody doesn’t mind, she’s better off on her own. She’s made a good life for herself and her son and she likes it that way. Until one night something extraordinary happens. Whilst attending a hypnotist show with her first date in years she faints – and when she comes round she starts to remember. At first her memories mean nothing to her but then slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood. Her journey takes her to the seaside town of Broadstairs, to oddly familiar houses in London backstreets and to meetings with strangers who love her like their own. But with every mystery she solves another one materialises, with every question she answers another appears. And Melody begins to wonder if she’ll ever know the truth about her past.
I recommend you read this book, brilliant writing, story and feeling so making it one of my favourite books I have ever read.