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Reuniting a piece of WWII history

wwii letter found

In November, we discovered moving hand-written letter hidden inside a used book, written by a British soldier serving in Italy.

The soldier, Lance Corporal John Wheldon-Williams, had received a package from a schoolgirl – Miss Pat Moore – containing a pair of mittens she had knitted to provide some comfort. He was so touched by this gesture, he decided to reply to let her know just how important her contribution to the war effort was.

We’re delighted to announce that following a campaign to uncover more about the story behind the letter, we’ve been able to reunite this with Pat’s daughter – and discover more about the soldier that penned it.

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Top Five: Classic Fiction Books

top five classic fiction books

You’ve probably noticed that classic fiction stories are getting a resurgence. On both stage and screen, stories are being retold and reimagined for our viewing pleasure. From Little Women the movie directed by Greta Gerwig to Dev Patel’s performance in The Personal History of David Copperfield, this is the perfect time to return to the classics. Check out our top five classic fiction books and let us know your favourites.

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General Chatter, The Week in Books

World Book Day Costumes | The Do’s and Don’ts


By Sarah Kneath.

It’s coming close to that time of year again. The day parents up and down the country discuss in hushed tones in quiet corners, shuddering over the ghosts of World Book Day past. Sadly, for most parents, the days when children were just given a voucher and had a book fair are done, it’s all about the costumes these days. Now, before you go delving into the dressing up box in a blind panic, here are some handy tips to help you get prepared.

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Books to Look out for in 2019

Books we are looking forward to in 2019

By Admin

We are avid bookworms here at World of Books, and many of us are setting our reading goals quite high this year. Many fantastic books hit our shelves last year, discovering new authors, up and coming authors or even the next in a series got us rather excited here at World of Books. We have compiled a list of some cracking books that will be hitting our shelves and TBR piles in 2019.

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Books you need to read this Halloween

Books you need to read this Halloween

Creepy stories and pumpkin spiced lattes go hand in hand and will get you in the mood for Halloween this year.

From the King of horror fiction to debut authors, we have assembled a list of novels that you need to read this season. Check out our spooky favourites below.

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