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Advent giveaway 2022

Advent Giveaway 2022!

2022 Advent Giveaway Believe it or not, the first Sunday of Advent is this weekend, 27th of November. Say what?! I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping πŸ™ But don’t worry, it just means that it’s time for the Advent Giveway 2022! Yes, to ease you into the holiday spirit, I am giving away a mystery vintage Christmas book, along…

Halloween Giveaway 2022!

Closed: Halloween Giveaway 2022!

Halloween Giveaway!! No tricks, just treats! Why do kids get all the good stuff on Halloween? I’m redressing the balance with my Halloween Giveaway 2022! Yes, I am giving away this gorgeous set of spooky Penguin Clothbounds to one lucky winner. The full set comprises of: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson The Mask of the Read Death by Edgar Allan…

Goodnight, Goodnight

Following on from New Blue Shoes, this month I’m looking at another of Eve Rice’s picture books: Goodnight, Goodnight, first published in 1980. The gist Unsurprisingly, the book is about everyone in a city saying goodnight and getting ready to go to bed. Men, women, babies, children, pets, shops, firemen and policemen are all pleasantly saying goodnight to each other…

Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus (1947) may seem like a strange choice for my third Film First post. I wouldn’t call it a favourite film. ThatΒ  suggests one that I’ve seen hundreds of times and know it off by heart. In fact, before writing this post, I’d only seen it twice. But it has always sort of haunted me. I first saw it…