Book of the week: Under the Light of the Italian Moon by Jennifer Anton

Mar 16 2021

Literature is a wonderful ‘device’ to immerse ourselves into worlds that would not be possible to explore. Thanks to new historical fiction novel, based on real events, Under the Light of the Italian Moon by Jennifer Anton, published 8th March 2021 (International Women’s Day) I could go back in time to watch the lives of generations of strong Italian women unfold.  Their stories and the constant references to beautiful parts of Italy have made me long for a trip to my country more than ever before during the pandemic. This novel, in fact, provides the perfect escapism from dreary lockdown life. The detail of Nina’s life in Italy is done very well and reminds me of my own grandmother’s stories – drawing in the picturesque scenery of mountain views and describing the delicious Italian foods, from homemade tiramisu’, biscottis to polenta stew.

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Exclusive! 10 minutes chat with TV Doctor Dr Ranj Singh on bringing up boys

Mar 12 2021

I recently interviewed the nation’s favourite doctor, Dr Ranj, to discuss how parents can help teenage boys grow up happy, healthy and confident. Dr Ranj Singh is a real doctor but he’s also a medical expert on prime-time slots on ITV’s This Morning and CBeebies’ series Get Well Soon. I met him in person a few years ago at a private gig by Collabro and always hoped to have a proper chat.

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Picture book of the week: My Mum Is Magnificent by Roald Dahl

Mar 04 2021

My Mum Is Magnificent is a lovely new board book for children to celebrate mothers in a funny way like only Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake can do. It’s aimed at 3+ year old kids who are learning how to read their first books. It’s colourful, quirky and wonderful.

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