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Amaryllis’ Choice

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Today I am Amaryllis turned  Angel Gabriel and the Lilac Fairy because I bring you GOOD NEWS!  Let’s face it, things are pretty dismal at the moment but not in this bookshop as we have had our first bookshop baby!  Yes, T has had a baby girl, born on Sunday morning which was also International Woman’s Day so just perfect. She is named (of course) after one of T and I’s favourite literary heroines, Harriet (as in Vane much beloved by Lord Peter).   Pink balloons festoon the shop window and we are all jostling for position as fairy godmother but I am the Lilac Fairy and she gets the solo dances.   We are all so happy for T and I am sure their two cats will just love the new addition to the family…

All of which leads me on to Mother’s Day and more than ever we need fabulous and transportive reads (and I am also thinking very much of T as it will be her first).

About Amaryllis


Amaryllis is our bookshop blogger.


Her pen name is taken from Alice Thomas Ellis’ Other Side of the Fire, which is unfortunately and scandalously out of print. One of the funniest bits in the book is the bodice-ripper that one of the characters is writing and the female - who slays the men with one toss of her raven locks and one glance from her fiery green eyes as she strides among the glens, faithful wolfhound by her side - is Amaryllis! And the name just seemed to suit so here we are.

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