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In honour of Mother’s Day this Sunday (a gentle reminder to any absent-minded sons and daughters out there) we're taking a look at some suitable Spring publications. They're heart-warming, dramatic and above all contain a resounding message to make the very most of the loved ones in your life – especially when the going gets tough.
To start us off we take a look at Above All Things with the author Tanis Rideout: a heart-wrenching novel based on British mountaineer George Mallory's fatal attempt to climb Everest, and his wife Ruth, who is left waiting for him to return to her. It’s sure to tug at your heart-strings!
Next we have an extract from An African Love Story, Daphne Sheldrick’s best-selling memoir of her life in Kenya, filled with romance, life, and elephants.
After that we celebrate the everyday reasons that make life worth living – mothers especially! – with a reading from The Sweetness of Life, Françoise Héritier’s philosophical look at the moments in life that we all cherish.
We then have an extract from Lesley Pearse’s Forgive Me, a gripping story of love and forgiveness between a mother and daughter.
Finally, we hear from Natalie and Kylie, our resident Penguins, for a bit of mother’s day gift-buying inspiration. Hopefully we're leaving you armed with ideas to hit the bookshops to pick up a good read or two, along with a lovely bouquet of flowers!