A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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Friday, 19 April 2013

Books, books, books! It must be my birthday!





It was my birthday today and I decided to take a break from daily life for a real treat - I went to a bookshop and whiled away a morning reading picture books.



It was a beautiful Spring day - the cherry blossoms have finally blossomed on our street after the long hard winter.



And when I checked my Facebook page, I had a warm, tingly deluge of birthday greetings from my friends.


A perfect day.


11 comments :

  1. Awww! Sweet story about your childhood and great video! Glad you had a happy birthday, indeed!

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    1. Thanks Jan. I was at a loss on what to do with my birthday. Then I remembered what I used to do with my mum.

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  2. This is just a beautiful post. What a perfect day you had and so well deserved.

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  3. Lovely. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Candy! You know how to celebrate in style! A woman after my own heart. :)

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    1. Everyone should spend their birthday in a bookshop!

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  5. A lovely video Candy, you really know how to celebrate - and how to instill enthusiasm for books in your readers!!

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  6. Hope you had a great birthday. Thanks so much for mentioning Blow A Kiss and Kate! Great catching up with you at AFCC. Come back!! Can't wait for my copy of Shine!

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