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Hibo - the new normal

“Be careful what you wish for.” Little did I realise how prophetic these words would be. I’d said them to a friend who’d touted the idea...

Harriet - the spy who loved me back

It was a freezing cold Winter's day in Blackburn, and halfway home from school I did an about-turn: I'd forgotten my book: "Harriet the...

Enid Blyton and me

Apart from textbooks and school reading books, we didn't grow up with books - Mother viewed them as frippery, and said there was enough...