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    The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Review)

    Blurb I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too. So begins…

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    My Top 5 Blogging Tips For New Bloggers

      Welcome back, I started blogging in 2014 and came into it with no expectations. Blogging was nothing more than a hobby to me. Sweet Little Ramblings was a space to air my thoughts about anything and everything. It was the starting point for what I hoped would help improve my writing ability. But since the beginning, it has done so much more than that. Sweet Little Ramblings became Lucy Rambles because over these years I’ve grown as a blogger and a person. The initial blog URL no longer felt like me. Since changing my URL only a short few weeks ago, I have worked extra hard to improve my…

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    Your Favourite Things about Autumn (Guest Post)

    ‘Ello, A little while ago on twitter I asked if anyone would like to take part in a guest post about Autumn. I got a huge response and I want to say a big thank you for that. This post wouldn’t even exist if you lovely lot didn’t want to take part. Honestly, I’d been put off doing guest posts for the longest time. When I first started blogging, it seemed as if it was people logging into your site and writing their own stuff whenever they pleased. Since then, I’ve realised that is absolutely not the case. This is a chance for me to give back to the blogging…

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    The Copper Sky by Milana Marsenich (Review)

    Goodreads Summary The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana. Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together. Review Dark pasts hidden in layers of grief and torture burst through the seams in the mining town, Butte. Kaly, a prostitute in a time where getting…

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    All About Autumn (Q&A with me)

    ‘Ello, It’s been a while since I did a Q&A post and I figured doing one about my love for Autumn would be interesting. Some of my fab twitter followers sent me some questions in so I’ll answer them as best I can! 1. Have you ever been away for Autumn? If so, where to? – @imlaurenbate Sadly, I’ve never been away during autumn. I class being ‘away’ as being abroad. I would love to go to Disneyland for Halloween though. It is my life goals to see The Nightmare Before Christmas cast. One day it will happen!       2.  How does your skincare change as you go…