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Here are some present ideas ahead of Mothering Sunday on 22nd March.

1. Rose expression gin & other gifts, Silent Pool Distillers

2. Cashmere socks & rose quartz face roller, The White Company

3. Card with gold flake detail, Juniper Stone

4. Geometric terrarium,

5. Sleekster Luxe chocolates, Hotel Chocolat

6. B******* tankard, part of a rude & funny range from

Enter our competition

We also have this amazing set from It Won’t Cost The Earth to win this month!

World Book Day

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Thursday is the annual worldwide celebration of books and reading that is World Book Day. 

The registered charity is on a mission to give every child and young person a book and champions authors, illustrators and books generally. 

This is the 23rd year of World Book Day which promotes a love of books and reading and gives children the opportunity to have a book of their own. Book tokens are sent to schools along with age-ranged World Book Day resource packs full of ideas and activities for book-related fun. 

Children just take their tokens to a bookshop and can use it for one of the new and completely free books or to get £1 off any book or audio book over £2.99.  

Among the £1 books you can choose from this year are Meet Amelia Fang, the tale of a young vampire by Laura Ellen Anderson; Evie in the Jungle by Matt Haig – meet Evie who can hear what animals are thinking; Chris Smith and Greg James’s Kid Normal and the Loudest Library; a murder most unladylike mini mystery The Case of the Drowned Pearl by Robin Stevens; teen super spy Alex Rider returns in Anthony Horowitz’s Undercover: Four Secret Files and Beth Reekles’s story of young love in The Kissing Booth – Road Trip among others for all ages. 

More info

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