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Category Archive: Books

25 Excellent Presents for Book Lovers

A kind of niche industry of ‘gifts for book lovers’ has popped up online, and some of the stuff you can get is actually quite good. If you know someone who has a favourite well-known author, chances are, there is some kind of gift that pays homage to that person or their work. From Hemingway […]

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40 Best Christmas Presents for Little Girls

There is so much great stuff around for girls (aged three to 13) right now. I know I’ve gone for a rather predictable pink theme, but I’ve also included books with feisty female characters, fun and creative games and toys, as well as beautiful and inspirational new pieces for a little girl’s room that won’t […]

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Make & Do by Beci Orpin: Pompom Baskets

Beci Orpin is back with her third amazing book, Make & Do, and I’m delighted to give you a sneak peek in this very special excerpt on Wee Birdy today! I’ve chosen to feature her pompom baskets project, because they are really easy to make and you can give them a festive touch for Christmas. […]

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Just Out: Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting away from it all and hiding out in your very own (architect-designed) cabin, you may very well find inspiration in this utterly beautiful new book from Berlin-based publishers, Gestalten. Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs follows on from where predecessor and best-seller Rock the Shack leaves […]

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Book: Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant

Mr Jason Grant is Mr Stylist Extraordinaire. He’s also Mr Bondi. And his second book, Holiday at Home, is an homage to Australian living. A veritable feast of inspirational ideas on how to give your home a holiday makeover, it’s a fantastic angle for an interiors book. After all, who doesn’t want to capture that […]

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Happy 90th Birthday, Janet Frame

Happy birthday, Janet Frame! Today marks the 90th birthday of my favourite author. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, Janet Frame is one of the most significant writers of the 20th century. I was first introduced to her work as an undergraduate by my New Zealand-born lecturer, Dorothy Jones, and I was instantly hooked, going on […]

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