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A 24-hour triumph

The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page When I read Libby Page’s debut novel The Lido upon its release in 2018 I was blown away about how good it was and it remained one of the best books of the year for me. I…

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My artistic life http://shepline.com/2020/02/09/my-artistic-life/ Thoughts inspired by @kiran_mh, @libbypagewrites, @blackwelloxford, and @oxfordshireartweeks • • • #amillustrating #amreading #amwritingart #ArtWeeks #books #bookshops #creativity #illustration #OxfordshireArtweeks #reading #writing

My artistic life http://shepline.com/2020/02/09/my-artistic-life/ Thoughts inspired by @kiran_mh, @libbypagewrites, @blackwelloxford, and @oxfordshireartweeks • • • #amillustrating #amreading #amwritingart #ArtWeeks #books #bookshops #creativity #illustration #OxfordshireArtweeks #reading #writing

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My artistic life

Yesterday I spent the day in Oxford. I arrived early, the train delivering me right in the centre of the city, still beautifully quiet at half past nine even on a Saturday (compared to the frenetic hustle and bustle that…

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Just sobbed my way through the end of @21stcenturyyokel’s #RingTheHill. Descriptions of Dartington’s history and culture suddenly leading me in to the last days of The Bear and Shipley. Powerful stuff! #books📚 #naturewriting #memoir #naturalhistory #amreading @unbounders

Just sobbed my way through the end of @21stcenturyyokel’s #RingTheHill. Descriptions of Dartington’s history and culture suddenly leading me in to the last days of The Bear and Shipley. Powerful stuff! #books📚 #naturewriting #memoir #naturalhistory #amreading @unbounders

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I was talking to @booksandink about Chester Cricket’s adventures and about #GeorgeSelden’s other book Oscar Lobster’s Fair Exchange. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Absolute classics. #books #amreading #ChildhoodFavourites

I was talking to @booksandink about Chester Cricket’s adventures and about #GeorgeSelden’s other book Oscar Lobster’s Fair Exchange. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Absolute classics. #books #amreading #ChildhoodFavourites

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Torc Books, Snettisham, Norfolk
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Not enough bookshelves

Torc Books, Snettisham, Norfolk An ordinary terraced house in a small North Norfolk village. A beautiful if sun-bleached window display of Beatrix Potter and Flower Fairies reveals a visit into a front room piled high, wall to wall , floor…

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Lots of great raffle prizes to be one at Saturday’s #Storytelling concert! #Repost @abingdonconcertband • • • • • No points for guessing some of the great pieces that will feature in our storytelling #concert this Saturday #30thMarch. However, here is a selection of the fab raffle prizes up for grabs! Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/storytelling-music-inspired-by-stories-tickets-55865508239 #Oxfordshire #MakingMusic #Abingdon #familyFriendly #MothersDayGift #books

Lots of great raffle prizes to be one at Saturday’s #Storytelling concert! #Repost @abingdonconcertband • • • • • No points for guessing some of the great pieces that will feature in our storytelling #concert this Saturday #30thMarch. However, here…

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Regular observers of this feed will know that I write. You might not know that I am part of a family of writers… #imaginaryfriends #dragons🐉 #buttons #greekmyths #norsemythology #amwriting #amreading #TEShepherd #AndyShepherd #DeborahShepherd #books #storytelling #stories

Regular observers of this feed will know that I write. You might not know that I am part of a family of writers… #imaginaryfriends #dragons🐉 #buttons #greekmyths #norsemythology #amwriting #amreading #TEShepherd #AndyShepherd #DeborahShepherd #books #storytelling #stories

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Marie Kondo might say that you should have no more than 30 books in your house and get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you happiness, but I think that if you only have 30 books that bring you happiness then you are deeply sad and unhappy #books @mariekondo

Marie Kondo might say that you should have no more than 30 books in your house and get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you happiness, but I think that if you only have 30 books that bring you happiness…

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