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On this day 28th July, 1866 Beatrix Potter, English author and illustrator was born. When she died in 1943 she left her house to the National Trust, conditionally that it be kept exactly as she left it

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories - The much beloved genius of eccentric children's tales indulges his darkside with this collection of fourteen of his favourite creepy tales including Sheridan Le Fanu and Edith Wharton.

"The book that made me fall in love with books... "The Enchanted wood" by Enid Blyton I was gripped from the moment my mum began to read it to my brother and I and I'm now enjoying reading it to my own two for the first time. I love watching their faces as they hear about the adventures of all the different characters and I truly hope that it sparks a great love for books in them too" - Elaine Parry

Vintage Ladybird Book THE WISE ROBIN Animal Stories Series 497 Matte Hardback 1970