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The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie Farrell is a really good read. It tells the story of Lexi Sinclair, a university student who runs away from rural Devon to busy, exciting 1950s London.  There she falls in love with a magazine editor Innes Kent.  The novel jumps between Lexi’s story and that of…

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Tiger Hills

Tiger Hills

This weekend I finished reading Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna which I thought was brilliant.  I’ve got to be honest, the main reason I picked up this book in the shop was because I liked the front cover but after reading the blurb I decided I had to read it. Set in Coorg, India at…

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Good Food, Fast

Good Food, Fast

All of the recipes in ‘Good Food, Fast’ (by the makers of Dairy Diary) can be made in 30 minutes or less.  It is a brilliant cook book with lots of colourful photos to inspire you to try out the recipes.  All of the recipes are easy to follow with no pointless waffle in the…

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Mistress of the Storm

Mistress of the Storm

Mistress of the Storm, the first book by Melanie Welsh, is aimed at 9 – 12 year olds but I thought it was brilliant!  It is the story of a young girl who feels as though she doesn’t fit in properly.  After meeting a mysterious stranger all that changes, as she starts to learn about…

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How to Write an Impressive CV & Cover Letter

How to Write an Impressive CV & Cover Letter

Today I’ve been updating my CV to apply for summer internships.  I’ve been using a book called ‘How to Write an Impressive CV & Cover Letter’ by Tracey Whitmore which has been really useful.  It tells you the different ways to structure your CV and what information to include.  It also has lots of examples…

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HowToBooks

HowToBooks

HowToBooks have lots of books helping you to learn how to do virtually anything you want. I’ve recently started reading ‘Business in a Backpack’.  It is written by a couple, Adam Costa and Darcie Connell, who have started up their own online businesses so they can earn money while they are travelling without actually doing…

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Anita Shreve

For Christmas I had a set of Anita Shreve books including Light On Snow, Eden Close, The Pilot’s Wife and Resistance.  I’d never heard of her before but so far I’m really enjoying them.  I am half way through the third book and each one I read is better than the last.  The books are…

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The Book Thief

I’ve had a busy week this week what with sorting out stuff to go back to uni, work and going up to New Quay for the weekend to see some friends but I did manage to finish a book by Markus Zusak called The Book Thief.  It is about a girl called Liesel and her experiences…

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Days To Remember

Yesterday I finished reading a book called Days To Remember by Rachel Moore but when my mum asked me the name of the book I honestly couldn’t remember it!  It is a book about the 2nd World War but it’s one of those books where nothing much seems to happen.  I thought it was quite predictable…

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