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Author: Ceri

Natasha's New Doll

Natasha’s New Doll

The bookworm is a series of posts following a trail of vintage picture books, linking them by author, title, subject, or whatever else takes my fancy. We start the bookworm trail with a book plucked completely at random from my shelves: Natasha’s New Doll by Frank Francis. I first came across this book just a few years ago, so it…

Bookworm: Vintage Picture Books

Welcome to Bookworm, an ongoing series on the wonderful world of children’s picture books. Despite being a grown up, and officially far too old for such malarkey, I’m still a teeny bit addicted to picture books. Is it the imaginative stories? The amazing illustrations? Or just nostalgia? Probably all of the above. Whatever the reason, I’m hooked. If you love…

East of Eden by John Steinbeck with quote and apples

East of Eden

“Now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” This quote from Steinbeck’s East of Eden has been hanging on my wall for the last five years. I came across it on Ebay, or Etsy or somewhere else, and being both a Steinbeck fan and a hopeless perfectionist, it speaks volumes to me. I am always putting…