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Lucy & Tom's Christmas

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everysizecrocs Mon 14-Apr-14 21:09:37

Oops, just took our copy to the charity shop last week. Hope they manage to get a good price for it rather than letting a dealer pick it up for £1 and re-sell it on Amazon at Christmas.

MILLYmo0se Sun 13-Apr-14 10:37:50

oh we had 'Helpers' as kids, still have my very battered, sellotaped copy ! I have a shelf of 'my' childrens books - as opposed to DDs copies and those I use for work and SH makes up a good percentage of it .

MrsBartlet Fri 28-Mar-14 10:05:14

Yes, I have Alfie's Christmas and it is very similar to Lucy and Tom's Christmas, although not quite as good (I feel awful saying that as I adore Shirley Hughes!)

We have a secondhand copy of Moving Molly (another one of her old ones) which is great. I also love the Trotter Street books. However, none can beat Dogger which is the best picturebook ever, in my humble opinion wink

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Mon 24-Mar-14 22:48:36

It's such a lovely book, I can't understand why it is out of print. Has anyone got her new one, Alfie's Christmas and noticed how similar it is to Lucy and Tom's Christmas?

Another of hers that I love is Helpers. I found a pristine hardback copy in a charity shop a few years ago.

Her books are just so lovely and familiar and comforting, I adore them all.

MrsBartlet Fri 14-Mar-14 09:21:18

I couldn't part with my copy of Lucy and Tom's Christmas. I bought it before we had the children in preparation for the Christmases to come. I still read it every Christmas although normally to myself now as the dc are 16 and 13 grin

One of the most thoughtful presents I have ever had from my dc was a 1960 hardback copy of Lucy and Tom's Day as they knew how much I love Shirley Hughes.

HanSolo Fri 14-Mar-14 00:33:28

I love this book! So hard to get hold of usually, but I got a copy a few years ago, and am very glad I did.
I like all of Shirley Hughes' work tbh.

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Fri 14-Mar-14 00:30:48

Oh I love it, Jane; we used to have it & I do hope it's in a box in the attic

Shirley Hughes was on R4's programme about Kaye Webb (Puffins) this week & mentioned Lucy & Tom's Day, which is set where she lived at the time - NOTTING HILL!!!!

I somehow never got that vibe from it grin

JanePurdy Fri 14-Mar-14 00:23:28

Bad English. My list is not constant. But the existence of the list is constant.

JanePurdy Fri 14-Mar-14 00:22:09

Buying! I have a constant list of books I want to get for the DC. Maybe wrongly I assumed others did too!

Mintyy Thu 13-Mar-14 20:36:35

On anyone's list for what?

BaconAndAvocado Thu 13-Mar-14 20:34:32

Oh, it's a beautiful book and a favourite in our Christmas book box.

It's such a simple, low key story but, like all Shirley Hughes books, carries a very meaningful message.

JanePurdy Tue 11-Mar-14 22:51:23

PSA - now is the time of year to buy Lucy and Tom's Christmas! I was looking for a copy in Nov and they were selling at £20+ - just got one for £4 off Amazon, & there were loads of used copies available for a few quid. Just in case it's on anyone's list smile

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