Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CHILDREN'S Book of the Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

CHILDREN'S Book of the Week

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PAGES & CO: TILLY AND THE BOOK WANDERERS BY ANNA JAMES, HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS, £12.99 (EBOOK £7.99) HHH HH BOOKS are certainly journalist Anna James' thing, and that love she has for fiction is tangible in her debut children's novel.

Matilda (Tilly), 11, lives with her grandparents, who run a higgledypiggledy bookshop called Pages & Co. which is bolstered by in-house cafe baker Jack (you will want to try his Folk Of The Faraway Tree-inspired honey pop cakes).

Tilly's mother went missing shortly after Tilly's birth, leaving the youngster with a lot of questions, which are exacerbated when she begins bumping into her favourite fictional characters - Alice of Wonderland and Anne of Green Gables - amongst the store's bookshelves. …

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