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Enemy at the Gate

Enemy at the Gate

The story behind the book The initial idea for Enemy at the Gate came from my husband’s father, Peter Werry. As a child, he lived with his family in Ashburton, where his father was a teacher. When polio broke out, his parents decided that the safest place for Peter and his brother John was with…

The Great Chocolate Cake Bake Off

The Great Chocolate Cake Bake Off

Excerpt Zac and Ruby and I stood and watched, awed, at the lit-up interior of the oven, as the muffins rose, and rose, and rose, into perfect, smooth rounded tops. “Cool!” Zac said. The muffins slid out of the trays just as the book said they would. They were light and crisp on the outside,…

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