Category Archives: books

Hello 2019

It’s six months since I found a moment to visit this blog – well, I never promised to be a frequent blogger! 2018 saw a number of changes in my life – including a change of address (and all that … Continue reading

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‘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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Open Books @ Honey Pot Book ‘Shop’

Hurray! The Spring has come and Honey Pot Books is going to open for the long-weekend Spring Bank Holiday weekend. The marquee will be up, lots of space to spread out and enjoy a good read, a cup of tea … Continue reading

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Spoilt for choice

So, dear readers, this is the awful evidence…. tea for just two! In the library… without lead piping or revolver! It was delicious and great fun…. …… although it will be some time before I get over the library decor: … Continue reading

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