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A snap-shot history of Puffin books

Word of the week puffin

 

I recently received a lovely postcard from a fellow postcircle Seagulls member.  Not only was it so very nice to sit down after the hullabaloo of the day, with a hot drink but it was doubly nice to be able to catch up with a newly-formed pen friend who shares many of my interests.

 

What I loved about this postcard was that it inspired me to do a little bit of research about Puffin Books and that fits in nicely with the #BringBackPaper #PaperyPeep blog series by Jocelyn at The Reading Residence.

 

Until I read about the history of Puffin Books I had no idea just how big this publishing giant really is, and yet it started out, as most things do, very small.  We have Puffin Books to thank for Worzel Gummidge, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Stig of the Dump (and their respective authors too, obviously).  As an advocate for reading from an early age, I love the final line on the homepage of the Puffin Books website.  You might want to call it a strapline:

 

“If it’s got that little Puffin on it – it’s always bound to be good.”

– Puffin Books.  The History of Puffin.

What a great play on words!

The Reading Residence
Disclaimer: This post was inspired by a lovely piece of snailmail.  It is not endorsed by Puffin Books.
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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

 

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Here’s how I write what I write…

Bring back paper papery peep

Many moons ago, I wrote about how I write what I write.

With that in mind, I wanted to share a little picture of my notepad, my bulldog clip holding my World of Writing Wad

together and my trusty pen (soon to run out surely?!), although I do also use pencil regularly…

The picture is deceptive because there is a whole wad of paper in there, ‘behind the scenes’.

It really is my www (World of Writing Wad!).

Aside from the fact that many of the notes on said paper are for my blogs, and therefore digitally orientated, it is actually quite ironic that my version of www actually refers to something papery, as opposed to the obvious World Wide Web!

So you see, I am indeed a #PaperyGeekPeep and I say #BringBackPaper!

The Reading Residence
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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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‘P’ is for ‘paper’

a to z challenge blog paper

As regular readers will know (and a glance through my more recent archives will show), I have been getting the ‘paper’ bug lately with #BringBackPaper.  Yes, I have sent a few notes and rhymes off to penpals in an attempt to brighten up their day and their letterbox.  And maybe even the postie with the decorated envelopes!

I’m not adverse to technology.  Far from it.  I mean, I’ve written 3 eBooks with more in the pipeline!  A day doesn’t feel complete without blogging, tweeting, liking and sharing.  However, I like to receive nice post and decided to send some too.

What I love about paper is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it pretty.  A few doodles, maybe a bit of washi tape, or even simply an artistically written address can really jazz up an envelope!  Let’s face it, we could all do with sunshine in with those bills and junk mail…

This post is for ‘P’ in the #AtoZChallenge.

a to z challenge blog occasion

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Is it someone’s birthday

and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme,

especially for you.

A personal rhyme from you to them, it’s unique, bespoke and easy.

Get in touch today, waste no more time,

It’s really easy peasy…

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