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In praise of Paddington’s world – a tribute to Michael Bond

In a short piece penned for children’s author Cathy Cassidy’s Dreamcatcher blog in January to mark Michael Bond’s 91st birthday, I talked about my friend Paddy, who came into my life 40 years ago last Christmas. Something of a consolation … Continue reading

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Glam rock, glam role model – the Katherine Ryan interview

Katherine Ryan’s Glam Role Model show completes a 53-date UK tour this week, with nights at Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre (December 11) and Preston’s 53 Degrees (December 12) followed by a double-finale at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre (December 13/14). And … Continue reading

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Rec recollections as Shots ring out again

HARDLY a few days go by at present without updates from troubled Aldershot Town FC. And it’s not just diehard Shots fans drawn by these worrying developments. A shadow still appeared to hang over Andy Scott’s side as July ended, just … Continue reading

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What to expect in January in the Premier League

On the verge of the New Year, writewyattuk takes a look at the sporting crystal ball to see what the first month of 2013 will hold for the English top flight, club by club. Arsenal  Theo Walcott is switched to … Continue reading

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Spare us the Santa’s sack cliches

THERE was an almost inevitable sideshow at this week’s Premier League clash between Sunderland and Reading, with the football media waiting to see which manager would go first. Would it be Martin O’Neill, a year to the day since his … Continue reading

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The relentless search for our favourite 30 family reads

A few weeks ago, the Wyatt family (Northern branch) was asked to get involved in Lancashire Libraries’ Reading Families* project. And as a regular Leyland Library customer since my girls were tots, and a keen supporter of The Bookseller‘s Fight for … Continue reading

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