Category Archives: books

‘Nightingale Wood’ by Stella Gibbons

(Part of 1938 reading week) From the very first moment of meeting ‘Wither’ as a family name, I knew this book would not only be SG’s up-dated take on  Cinderella, but would also ape Dickens’ love of witty names. According to the introduction (by Sophie … Continue reading

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Beguiling Miss Bennet

So, the book launch has happened and the book is now sailing out on the waters, just waiting for you to buy a copy! If you wish to read my thoughts about the launch or about the story itself, pop … Continue reading

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Ravens, writing desks and lamp posts?

So, now you know how a sewer pipe is like a gas lamp! Welcome to the Narnia section of the ‘Secret Story Garden’ – and just to tempt you to come along, here are a couple more images:     … Continue reading

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Knitting, sewing, gluing, painting, planting, constructing… ‘stuff’

I note, with shame, that a whole month has passed with ne’er a squeak from me on this blog. Blame the summer weather, friends and family, and various projects which have kept me busy. Right now I am surrounded with … Continue reading

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…a book, by its cover…

This ‘Book Cover’ game is going viral. Here is my take on my childhood favourite: L M Montgomery’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’. anne-of-green-gables-covers pdf sorry I can’t embed it in the post – my technical know-how has fallen at the … Continue reading

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Last day of Arts Weeks – and the sun may shine!

Saturday 5th October will be the last day of Somerset Arts weeks AND the last day of Honey Pot Books’ extended opening hours … after which we will be returning to our pattern of welcoming visitors 10 – 12 on … Continue reading

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Special Opening Hours

Somerset Arts Weeks are well underway and Honey Pot Books will have extended opening hours: 10 – 4 on Wednesday Sept 25th, Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th + Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 1st,2nd,3rd and Saturday 5th. Busy busy – with … Continue reading

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