The Diary of a Provincial Lady | E. M. Delafield

E. M. Delafield was the thinly disguised pseudonym of Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture. Look closely, I’m sure you’ll work out the family joke here all by yourself! Delafield was born in Sussex on the 9th June 1890  and died 2 December 1943, heartbroken after the death of her son Lionel in 1940. … Continue reading The Diary of a Provincial Lady | E. M. Delafield

Blab-fest!

Busting! is the latest in Aaron Blabey's incredible run of hilarious, rhyming picture books. Poor Lou is desperate to go the loo, but there's a queue!Blabey once again deals with an embarrassing, uncomfortable issue that we've all had at one time or another and reminds us that a good belly laugh makes just about any topic … Continue reading Blab-fest!

The Bad Guys Episode 4 Apocalypse Meow by Aaron Blabey

I love this series of early readers so very, very much.It's clever. It's fun. And it's a little subversive. It also follows the golden rule that a truly great, entertaining children's book is a truly great, entertaining book for adults as well.Apocalypse Meow is the fourth book in Blabey's Bad Guys series.We last saw our … Continue reading The Bad Guys Episode 4 Apocalypse Meow by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys Episode 3 The Furball Strikes Back by Aaron Blabey

To my mind, Aaron Blabey can do no wrong!His series of early readers featuring four of literature's bad guys trying to make good is consistently funny, smart and unexpected.In Episode 3 The Furball Strikes Back, we find our four +1 bad guys coming face-to-face with the baddest, most evil of all creatures - Dr Rupert Marmalade, … Continue reading The Bad Guys Episode 3 The Furball Strikes Back by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys Episode 2 Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey

"Go be a hero"What a great line.Sadly for The Bad Guys (Mr Wolf, Snake, Piranha and Shark) their idea to show the world that they are, in fact, good guys hasn't quite gone to plan. News reports of their first event have completely misrepresented what actually happened.They decide they need to do something more dramatic … Continue reading The Bad Guys Episode 2 Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey certainly has the magic touch right now.Pig the Fibber, Thelma the Unicorn, the Bad Guys series...and now Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas.Brian is no 'bad guy' piranha.He's a fruit-loving, vegetarian piranha!And like all health-conscious folk the world over, he's keen to convert his buddies to his nutritious diet.Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas is a humorous, … Continue reading Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey