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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

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There are some children’s books that invite you in. Literature has long been used to escape from the real world and children’s literature is no exception. Whether it is an escape to a magical boarding school where you realise you are someone special, or a fantastical journey down a rabbit hole, you can expect to […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection by Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have now sold over 75 million books worldwide – with 10 million of those sales coming in the UK alone.
Greg is an average American schoolboy, but h …

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The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

It is true that the premise of this book may put some people off: eight-year-old Ben is found dead in a park and eleven-year-old Sebastian is arrested and charged with his murder. With echoes of other …

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Table 19

Released 7 April
Ex-maid of honor Eloise, having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest

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A Little Night Music

The Watermill presents 
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Prod …

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Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty

Embark on an adventure of personal creativity with fan favourite Rosie Revere! This activity
book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers with activiti …

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The Thing About Love by Julie James

FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clashed during their training at Quantico, gladly going their separate ways after graduating from the A …

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Days to Remember

The date is linked to the date he died; as no one knows when Shakespeare was born because there is no record. It is known however that he was baptized on 26 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616.
Shake …

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MAYDAY

Mayday – How do we celebrate?

May is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom. It is said to be a time of love and romance and May Day traditions.
May Day originates from the Pagan festiva …

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Ultra-Distance Cycling: An Expert Guide to Endurance Cycling

Ultra-Distance Cycling:  An Expert Guide to Endurance Cycling
What sport can learn from business 
 
Founding partner of people development consultancy, Epiphanies LLP and record-breaking ultra-dis …

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Greenham: War and Peace -Silk Banner Painting with International Artist

SILK BANNER PAINTING WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTIST ALI PRETTY
Volunteers are invited to join groups over the next two weeks to help paint 10 large scale silk banners about the history of Greenham Common. …

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The Watermill Theatre presents: TWELFTH NIGHT

The Watermill Theatre presents
TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare 
Directed by Paul Hart 
Thursday 6 April to Saturday 6 May
In repertoire with Romeo + Juliet – Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 Jul …

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FILM AWARDS

Charity Film Awards Winners Revealed

The winners of the inaugural Charity Film Awards were revealed tonight at a star-studded ceremony at BAFTA (London) and included Alzheimer’s Society, St John Ambulance and The Loss Foundation.
Cele …

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Wicked – Gregory Maguire

We all know what happened when Dorothy arrived in the Land of Oz courtesy of a cyclone. She killed the Wicked Witch of the East and magically acquired her ruby slippers.
But do we really know the rest …

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What does Easter mean?

Easter is a spring festival of new life. As a pagan tradition it is the beginning of growth after the cold winter months.
The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring – Eo …

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The Arabian Tent Company is Forging a More Gender Equal Workplace

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a marquee that has been hired for a wedding must be in need of an Erection Specialist to set it up. 
But, unusually it won’t just be a crew of lads t …

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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Mere months ago, gunslinger Amani al’Hiza fled her deadend hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to l …

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Easter Fun!

Easter Egg Hunts
Activities
Set up activity posts around the garden and house. Before hunting for the eggs the children need to complete a physical challenge. This could be star jumps, skipping up and …

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Naughty Amelia Jane! by Enid Blyton

Some books never fail to entertain generation after generation and the Amelia Jane books
by Enid Blyton are no exception. At some point in childhood we all wonder what would happen if our toys were al …

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Great Tapestry of Scotland returns to Verdant Works

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is set to return to Dundee, with dates announced today for a two-month exhibition of previously unseen panels at Verdant Works this summer.
 A stunning record of Scotla …

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