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THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE. | The Willoughby Book Club

This is Dedicate to the One I Love.

For Emily by Katherine Slee is a warm and uplifting novel about Emily, who’s grandmother, a famous children’s author named Catriona Robinson, has died, and left her a trail of clues to a secret manuscript via her book dedications. If you enjoyed The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan, you would really like this one! The premise of the story had me thinking about the significance of those interesting little dedications we often find at the beginning of a book. Unlike the acknowledgements at the end, which can be long and include everyone from the editors and publishers to the...

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Marianne Chala
SEPTEMBER WRAP: WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING | The Willoughby Book Club

What We've Been Reading in September

September brought all the new term feelings, particularly heightened by something of a return to ‘normal’ following the many levels of lockdown we have all been through. Still, we treated ourselves to new stationery sets and made resolutions to face into Autumn with positivity in the face of everything. Here’s what the Willoughby team have been reading this month.   Tall Bones by Anna Bailey Emma and Abi are best friends in their home town of Whistling Ridge. At seventeen, they are just beginning their lives and one night, whilst at a party in the woods, Emma leaves Abi behind not...

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