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Review: ‘The Beasts They Turned Away’ by Ryan Dennis

Zoe Wells The old man and the young boy, struggling to make their way through an unforgiving environment. It’s a story you’ve heard before, likely read and enjoyed before, but in Ryan Dennis’s debut, The Beasts They Turned Away, everything familiar is made eerily different. The novel follows Iosac Mulgannon, a farmer, who is taking care of an unnamed young boy in rural Ireland. The … Continue reading Review: ‘The Beasts They Turned Away’ by Ryan Dennis

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Top Five Book Recommendations from My Almost Five-Year-Old Daughter

My daughter is four and a half years old and loves being read to. I think I’ve already achieved my parenting goals. Now only if this continues as she grows up! There is something special and magical about books – reading them aloud to your child and having your children grow up with books. I like to read to my daughter so I can spend … Continue reading Top Five Book Recommendations from My Almost Five-Year-Old Daughter