Le Chic – my fave French fashion style books | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Francophile [Frang – kuh – fahyl] noun 1. a person who admires France or the french adjective 1. marked by or possessing admiration of France or the french Now I wouldn’t say I was a total Francophile. But, when it come to fashion, style and icons that I admire, respect or love they are all French. We all know the classic and effortless Parisian fashion looks – Trench coat, quilted bag, ballet pumps, Breton top, Chanel No. 5 perfume…. but, really…

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Snow days and cold days – 6 winter children’s books | V. I. BOOKCLUB

This is my first Sunday Night book club post of the year. I’m not really sure what I haven’t done one yet – as this is one of my favourite posts to compile. Miss Marnie and I love books and buy several every week (from our local charity shop) and visit the library to take out books we want to read – but not keep on our bookshelf. One of the best things about a new children’s book is reading it for…

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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 4)* | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Night Before the The Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing £2.54 The classic ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ Poem by Clement Clark Moore is given a modern and funny twist suitable for little ones. With burnt cookies, mummy’s flu and running out of bulbs for the tree you’ll have to read on to see if the Christmas spirit wins out in the end. Fab illustrations too. Mrs Christmas by Penny Ives £4.63 So, what is all of the Christmas eve…

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25 of the Best Christmas Book – *Bookclub Special (Part 2)* | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Continuing on from our 25 favourite Christmas stories here are 10 more classics to add to your collection…. Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant £6.43 This fab book is full of letters between a young called called Holly and a man she believes looks like Santa. As Holly learns about Lapland, reindeer’s and elves in this beautiful pen-pal style story book How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss £4 For over 40 years this zany tale of the ‘Grinch’…

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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 1)* | V. I. BOOKCLUB

Belle & Boo and the Very Merry Christmas by Mandy Sutcliffe £6.99 Beautiful vintage-inspired illustrations make this one of our fave Christmas books. The charming tale of bob-haired Belle and her best-bunny-friend Boo. A tale on learning how kindness and sharing make for a nicer Christmas than just those presents under the tree. Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler £4 This is one of Miss Marnie’s fave books and we recently saw the live stage version at the Leicester Square…

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