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I’ve resigned myself to unicorns and princesses … but can’t wait for Harry Potter

As a mother of a boy and two girls, I have always tried not to lean on gender stereotypes when choosing toys or books. Tutus, dolls and trucks were for…

This year I’ve decided to outsource my parenting to Pixar

It used to be common for parents of unruly children to invoke the notion of hell to scare them into submission. However, these days it seems inappropriate to promise a…

Book review: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

I read this book under pressure, after borrowing it from the library on a one-week loan that cannot be renewed. So, I read it while wrangling my children on a…

Let’s talk about books, baby

At the start of spring, as the days lengthen and the sun emerges, conversation naturally centres on the weather. We marvel at the warmth of the sun, the beauty of…

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

There is no shortage of books about the Holocaust, or other horrors of war, but in The Tattooist of Auschwitz focuses on an intriguing story of one character. The tattooist,…

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