The reading promise

Alice’s sister, Kathy, was in fourth grade when she said she no longer wanted her father to read to her. But Alice was different. When Alice was nine years old, she and her father – a school librarian – made a promise to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights. But once the pair met […]

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One man and his bike

(Photo credit: from One Man and His Bike by Mike Carter, published by Ebury Press. Used by permission of The Random House Group Ltd. Image above shows a man standing with a bike in front of two signs – one sign points to Office daily grind and the other points to Adventure)   What would happen […]

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Made in Scotland

(Photo credit: Birlinn. Image above shows the title of the book, Made in Scotland: household names that began in Scotland, surrounded by images of Scottish brands including Robertson’s Golden Shred Marmalade, Barr’s Iron Brew, Askit, Lee’s and Dennis the menace from The Beano)   Baxters, Drambuie, Highland Spring, McVitie’s, Mothers Pride, Penguin biscuits, Pringle, Tunnock’s. What […]

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Celtic Opus

(Photo credit: The Official Celtic Opus. Images above show the green leather cover of the book and the clamshell case it is housed in) This giant volume (838 pages edged in silver leaf measuring 52cm x 52cm) tells the inside story of Celtic FC from its formation in 1888, via Jock Stein’s heroes of 1967, […]

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