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Bats in the Library?

A book-lover’s dream would surely be to own their own library...


Think of it - all your favourite books; all the books you’ve ever read; all the books you intend to read. You collect them, arrange them and get yourself a nice comfortable chair, preferably in the sun.


BUT


What if your library is infested with insects who suddenly appear and begin to devour the pages of your precious collection?

This was the problem faced by the beautiful 300 year old library at the National Palace of Mafra, just north of Lisbon.

Nobody knows who had the bright idea, but the library has welcomed a colony of bats there for the past few centuries.


The bats spend their days sleeping in the bookshelves or in the palace gardens, but when night falls, they swoop into the library and gobble up all the nasties who have arrived during the day (mostly flies, gnats and mosquitoes) before they have a chance to damage the books, some of which date back to the 14th Century.


Unfortunately the bats arrive after the library has shut, so hopeful visitors who have come to see the flying mammals are usually disappointed. Even more unfortunate is the mess the bats leave all over the floor which has to be cleaned up every morning before the library opens.


So before you send out invitations to the local bat community, it might be worth weighing up the pros and cons!


If your library needs a great new book I have a suggestion – It’s Raining in Moscow and I Forgot my Umbrella is available on Amazon. 😊


Billy’s parents have vanished. Lost without trace. Does he have the courage find them?

An epic tale of mystery, daring, hope and lies where a hidden world begins to unravel its secrets.

In England, Billy worries that he will never find his parents, but on top of that, he has to conquer his fears when the arrogant Jude and his ruthless gang of bullies select him as their latest victim.

In Russia, the lonely Manya defies her devoted but ambitious father and enters a hazardous. Illegal world full of corruption and danger.

Two thrilling stories, full of twists, turns and cliff-hangers run side by side until the final astonishing link is revealed.


For readers who enjoyed Auggie’s bravery, Tom Sawyer’s tricks and the twists and turns of The Secret Lake, “It’s Raining in Moscow and I Forgot my Umbrella” is the ultimate illustration of kindness prevailing.


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Reviews:


"I felt like I was reading two completely different stories, both just as engrossing as the other, culminating in a fantastic finale that ties it all together. I can't recommend this read enough, regardless of age.” DC Leicestershire


“If you're considering getting this book then don't hesitate BUY IT. I hope there will be a sequel one day. One of my best reads this year.” SW Cheshire


“What a book...Caroline writes in such a way that you get lost in amongst the pages and before you know it you've finished the book! An incredible authoress, fantastic book and a must to add to your basket.” AR London


“One of the most well written books my children have read in a long time.” NH Cambridge


“A wonderful and sensitively written story. I just couldn't put it down!” CI Hertfordshire


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