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"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

~ Douglas Adams

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

~ Anton Chekhov

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

~ Dr. Suess

Tag Archives | Jamie Oliver

Jenny’s Reads: Books to Savour


Imagine my delight when a publisher heading a large international publishing house confided that he woke up every morning around four thirty, brushed his teeth, slipped his feet into slippers if it was winter, wrapped himself up in his dressing gown, made himself a cup of tea and settled down in a chair and began […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 1999


Remember this? Fanatics celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Fanatics celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. We picked our favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007  (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Michael Morpurgo and the 9 Million Happy Meals


It has been announced that author Michael Morpurgo has authorised the distribution of nine million copies of Mossop’s Last Chance and Martians at Mudpuddle Farm with McDonald’s Happy Meals. Finger puppets will be included as well, which is kind of fun. Of course, there will always be detractors for everything, especially if McDonald’s is involved. The National Literacy Trust […]

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