I love a good quiz. Especially when its general knowledge questions. I got to say my husband is way better at general knowledge than me though. I find these questions a great chance to learn new facts.
Brown’s publishers recently got in contact asking if I wanted to check out their new general knowledge quiz book and run a giveaway with them.
Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for The Girl in the Pink Raincoat by Alrene Hughes. I’m hosting a review and giveaway of this wartime saga set in Manchester in a raincoat factory.
When a factory girl and a Jewish businessman fall in love it seems that the whole world is against them.
Manchester, 1939. On the eve of war Gracie Earnshaw is working in Rosenberg’s Raincoat factory – a job she hates – but her life is about to be turned upside down when she falls in love with Jacob, the boss’s charismatic nephew.
Through Jacob, with his ambitions to be a writer, Gracie glimpses another world: theatre, music and prejudice. But their forbidden romance is cut short when Jacob is arrested and tragedy unfolds.
Today I’m on the blog tour for The Mistress of Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble which is set in the 1910’s. A story about female empowerment set in a department store in Bath.
1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath’s leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.
Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath’s premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute a man will succeed him.
Would you like to win a selection of reading and activity books tailored to the correct stage for your child? Well at the bottom of this post you can, but first here is a little bit of info about this fantastic new range from the Oxford University Press.
Having spoken with parents of young children as part of extensive market research into home learning, OUP found that many parents were unsure which books were matched to their children’s stage of learning, and therefore struggled to identify which books to read at home. Additionally, while they wanted to support their child’s school learning at home, they wanted the process to be fun, rather than to feel like a chore tagged on to already busy lives.
To help children to make progress at home, whilst encouraging reading and learning for pleasure, OUP has created two new ranges of reading and activity books – Read with Oxford and Progress with Oxford – and Read with Oxford Stages, a new, clear, and comprehensive six-stage levelling system to support learning progression at home.
The OxfordOwl website now hosts extensive new and free supporting materials for use at home. Not sure where to start? Try our simple test to find out which Read with Oxford Stage is best for your child, or have a look on www.oxfordowl.co.uk to find out more about each stage, including tips to support your child at home, free activities, downloadable activity sheets, and suggested reading lists.
Today for #BookReviewMondays I’m please to start off the blog tour for The Silver Ladies of London by Lesley Eames. I will be sharing with you an extract of the book and hosting a giveaway for you to win your very own ebook copy.
1920’s London. Featuring four attractive heroines, a scandal, a secret and a silver Rolls Royce. This is a heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty, courage and love.
Dismissed without references when their employer’s valuable necklace goes missing, friends Ruth, Lydia, Jenny and Grace try to rebuild their lives far from home in London.
Today It’s my turn for the blog Tour of Grandma Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett. A wonderful debut children’s book that will appeal to everyone.
On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert’s birthday.
When Grandma Z roars into town on her motorcycle, Albert is swept up in a very extraordinary adventure. Life may never be the same again!
This glorious debut from Daniel Gray-Barnett is filled with wonder, imagination, and a wild, magical spirit that will thrill young and old.