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When I talk to adult groups such as the WI and U3A I always love hearing about the stories people loved as children. For a lot of the WI ladies that I speak to, the books they remember with clarity and warmth were illustrated books of fairy tales and Beatrix Potter. But I was a [...]

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Picture Book Club had a month off in July (to visit Newfoundland!) and then returned this month with an 'on tour' visit to Exeter. Our previous Exeter guest, Clare Helen Welsh, had recommended Tom McLaughlin so negotiations were duly opened last year and we were delighted to welcome Tom on Thursday 9th August to Waterstones [...]

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June's Picture Book Club saw us back in Oxford once again with James and Lucy Catchpole. Last year, James gave feedback on pitches. This year he very kindly offered to give feedback on whole picture book texts. Obviously, we said yes please! As a writer, when you press the send button it is a bit [...]

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Yes! Here it is, the blog post you've all been waiting for! I'm sure that, like me, you've been receiving a string of emails asking you to confirm your subscription to various newsletters and updates that you may (or may not) have signed up for. With the new General Data Protection Regulation rules coming into [...]

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Last week I was very excited to receive some book post! I'm not a book reviewer or book blogger so I don't get book post as a rule. It was even more exciting because this post contained a book that we had first heard about at the inaugural Picture Book Club back in October 2016. [...]

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