Mission of Free The Bears: To protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world. Mawson's guardian Mark says: Today I am proud to talk about the book 'Free The Bears'. It is the story of a rescue organisation which I have supported for twenty years. This fascinating and often heartbreaking read is … Continue reading Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller
“Life was good, Nana Scrappy was thinking to herself as she poured another cup of herbal tea.” Mawson's Guardian Mark says: With her lovely house, her careful routines, and her beautiful garden cared for by Eugene O'Squirrel, Nana's life is indeed good. She is even going to be awarded for her superb home grown cabbages. … Continue reading Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane
Fellow Baffled Ones of this befuddled but bright world, It's Me, Mawson, writer-bear of It's A Bright World To Feel Lost In. You may be baffled about what to give a writer (or bear) for a gift. Here's Me and I happen to have some presents. What could they be? Oh this is grand. A pen! Just the … Continue reading Suitable Gifts for Writer-Bears
Thanks to our many chivalrous helper and reviewers including: Emma of FNM Book Reviews. Comforting, like an old security blanket Pauline Dewberry and Casey Cat and Gibbs Cat of Thedailymews.com and Live well, Being Happy. who said, Absolutely lovely; so sweet and poignant. It makes my heart sing. Michael Bernal on Goodreads. I was quite surprised by … Continue reading Chivalrous Readers, Thank You, from Mawson Bear
The Tedettes are absorbing the novels of the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer. They're learning about their heroine from Jane Aiken Hodges biography. It's called The Private World of Georgette Heyer (Quotes from the Chivers 1984 edition). Hodge's Foreword: "She was .. an immensely skilled and meticulous craftswoman. She did her best to conceal her high … Continue reading Georgette Heyer: Meticulous craftswoman
Considered queen of the Regency romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. As Hodge states in the Foreword of her biography: " She gave her name to a recognisable genre of fiction". Thrilled by Jane Austen's books, the Tedettes looked about for more Regency novels. They've now got their paws … Continue reading The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge
Thrilled by Jane Austen's novels, the Tedettes looked about for more books on the Regency. Their house (like every house, surely) turned out to be a treasure trove of novels by Georgette Heyer. They also got their paws on Jane Aiken Hodges biography, The Private World of Georgette Heyer (Chivers 1984 edition). Heroes Georgette Heyer created … Continue reading The Tedettes Discover The Georgette Heyer Heroes
Mawson Bear's Guardian writes: Your mission, Noble Reader, should you choose to accept it, is to challenge the Dark Lord that holds all Writers (and one Writer-Bear) in its thrall. Only the trusty keyboard of the Doughty Reader can quell this Fearful Thing. But what, you wonder, could this Horror be? It's dread name, gentle … Continue reading Valiant Reader, Brave Deeds Await You
Why should only kids get all the picture books? This one is for you.
A lovely review of Mawson Bear’s very first book, from the wonderful book blog Never Imitate, hosted by Jackie Law.
‘Today I review a book that is a little different to my normal fare. Sent to me all the way from Australia, although available to buy in the UK, It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is a 50 page picture book suitable for anyone who sometimes feels confused and lonely in our beautiful world.’
Read on at Never Imitate. There are grand reviews there of more books too.
Where to find it: You can plonk your paw here to order it here through Book Depository (free shipping all over the world). Also at Amazon and Abebooks.com and Goodreads.com and, oh! all over the place.
Mawson’s next book is called ‘She Ran Away From Love’, and will be ready to be in your paws in 2019.
Today I review a book that is a little different to my normal fare. Sent to me all the way from Australia, although available to buy in the UK, It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In is a 50 page picture book suitable for anyone who sometimes feels confused and lonely in our beautiful world.
Narrated by a sleuth of teddy bears, led by the fluffy author, Mawson, it ponders how one’s importance to a special Some One can change over time. It accepts the pain of loss, makes suggestions about how to cope, and offers hope for future happiness.
The opening premise is that everyone wants to be loved and to have their love appreciated. There is still so much love on offer in our big, bright world.
The problem can be finding that special Some One when the world is so big. We can be primed and…
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In 1809, Jane and her sister Cassandra went to live in Chawton House
It is a truth universally acknowleged
The Tedettes are thrilled to find a letter written by their heroine in 1815. It's to the personal librarian of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Fancy having a personal librarian! The prince was the Regent. That means he was the king in disguise. At the time the King himself was not being allowed to … Continue reading ‘I Must Keep My Own Style’. The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub
The history of England by Jane Austen aged 16. Illustrated by sister Cassandra