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Nicki’s second book published

second book
After the success of her bestselling first book, The Last Chance Hotel, Nicki Thornton was back at Mostly Books, on Saturday, signing copies of her second book -The Bad Luck Lighthouse. The book is a sequel and is part magic and part detective story.
second book
Nicki and Mark Thornton were previously the owners of Mostly Books. The first book came as a result of winning the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2016.

If you look at Nicki’s blog you can see the first book has been translated into several languages including a Russian version.

1 Comment July 8, 2019

How to Be Human, in Abingdon

How to Be
Ruby Wax will be talking about her book How to be Human at the Amey Theatre at Abingdon School on January 8th thanks to Mostly Books.
How to Be
Then as part of the ATOM Science Festival, Dr Hannah Fry will be giving a talk on ‘How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine‘ on 22nd March at the Amey Theatre at Abingdon School.

It will interesting to hear their different talks about How to Be Human, in Abingdon.
How to Be

Leave a Comment December 28, 2018

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge
Children have been converging on Abingdon Library for this year’s summer reading challenge. This year’s challenge is called Mischief Makers and features Dennis the Menace and other characters from the Beano. There are books to read, a treasure map to solve, and lots of stickers.
Summer Reading Challenge
If you are over 12 and too old for that challenge then you can take part in the adult challenge and recommend two books on a postcard and be entered for the prize draw. This is just one of many cards on display at the library.
Summer Reading Challenge
I am currently reading Empire of the Sun by J G Ballard – from the library. It follows Jim whose life, with his parents in the European quarter of Shanghai, is shattered by the second world war. They are separated and the book follows Jim’s struggle to survive. He begins by scavenging food from the houses in the street where he lived. When that supply runs out he tries to hand himself to the Japanese, seeking the relative safety of an internment camp … An epic!

Leave a Comment August 8, 2018

The Jumping Game

The Jumping Game
Henrietta Knight, a retired racehorse trainer, will be signing her latest book The Jumping Game on Saturday 14th April 2018, at Mostly Books in Abingdon.

Later on in the day the Grand National will be run, and so I have looked at the 40 runners with an Abingdon Prism and chosen …

REGAL ENCORE – 28/1 – With the return of a cinema in Abingdon run by the Regal Evesham. The previous Abingdon cinema having been called Regal, this looks the most Abingdon horse to me.

Also ran …
The Jumping Game
GAS LINE BOY – 33/1 – The road closure in Bath Street while they put in a new Gas Line. Boy is that taking a long time!

VIEUX LION ROUGE – 28/1 – Translation in English is Old Red Lion, an old pub in the village of Drayton, only a mile from Abingdon.

6 Comments April 13, 2018

Dr. Seuss aka Alexander Abingdon

Alexander Abingdon
Mostly Books have announced the winner of their Dr Seuss bingo competition. The display featuring Dr Seuss was put there to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Cat in the Hat – published on 12th March 1957.
Alexander Abingdon
The first ever book by Dr Seuss was published in 1931, and contained schoolboy bloopers, jokes, and humour. It was illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and written under the pseudonym Alexander Abingdon. It can still be found compiled in the Pocket Book of Boners. The updated word for ‘boner’ is ‘blooper’.

3 Comments April 28, 2017

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