DECEMBER NEWS FOR THE READIES CLUB


“THE LITTLE WITCH WHO WANTED TO BE GOOD”


NEW STOCKISTS FOR THE BOOK!


LIGHTHOUSE LANE, 44a High Street, Skipton


I visited my mum recently. She lives in Skipton, which is wonderful Yorkshire town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, with cobbled streets, a canal and a castle! Although some shops have shut as a result of Covid, new ones have also sprung up. One of these is Lighthouse Lane on the

High Street. This is a lovely shop started by Katie, who is an artist herself and husband, Howard whose vision it is to support local artists and crafts people. This means you can find things here which you won’t find anywhere else (except maybe their other shop in nearby Haworth!) The prices are really reasonable and although they don’t usually sell books, mine is now there nestling among the plants, handmade jewellery, mugs, prints and pottery! I challenge you to leave there without buying something! There is so much to tempt you. www.lighthouselane.co.uk


STILLWATER BOOKS, 36 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe

I took advantage of visiting my sister Joanna and her family in Felixstowe to find another shop willing to stock my book. Today Felixstowe is a busy container port, but back in Edwardian times it was an elegant seaside resort. The old town had gone a bit downhill but more recently things have started looking up. The public

gardens have been beautifully restored and the painted beach huts are always full of holiday makers. Some exciting shops and trendy cafes have also opened recently in the old town as well as a lovely bookshop, Stillwater Books, run by the smiley, ever helpful Will. The shop has a real community feel about it and is much more than somewhere you buy books. Will, it is clear, is a friend to everyone, dispensing bonhomie as well selling books. He even sells useful artistic face masks, which came in handy as my sister had forgotten hers! He has a website which you can also visit with his summer reading recommendations. www.stillwaterfelixstowe.co.uk



ST PAUL’S BOOK CENTRE, Morpeth Terrace, London SW1 (next to Westminster Cathedral

On my way to the lunch time Mass at Westminster cathedral I popped into the Catholic bookshop next door. It is always a temptation and I never leave without buying at least one book! The shop has such a range that you will always find something to suit you. Chris, the manager, very kindly has agreed to stock my book, which is great as I was worried that having witches in the story might put him off. But he understood totally the concept and its evangelistic potential, seeing it in the same light as CS Lewis’s Screwtape Letters. So next time you go to the cathedral for Mass, do pop in to the shop and find something encouraging and spiritual to read. www.stpauls.org.uk


CHILDREN ENOYING THE LITTLE WITCH WHO WANTED TO BE GOOD



New readers of The Little Witch Who Wanted To Be Good can't wait to get home before reading the book!








Big brother reading about Esmeralda and the readies to his brother and sister.

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