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Opening Day Update

So, it’s fair to say that I have quite a lot of chutspa, for which I am most grateful. I don’t over use this streak of nerve, but on occasion it comes in handy.

On Tuesday evening I decided to send out a pleading tweet to some of the lovely authors that we follow/follow us on Twitter. I asked (ever so nicely) if anyone wanted to come along on Saturday 20th October, to join us in our grand opening of Chicken and Frog Bookshop. Mr Frog was dubious, but I was blindly optimistic as usual. My glass half full approach worked! We actually got some amazing offers.

And did we get just one author? Nope! Did we get two? Nope! We’ve only gone and got three. How cool is that? The wonderful Julie D Irwin will be with us from around 10 o’clock, reading stories and generally joining in the fun.

Lucy Coats will be with us from midday, reading from her stories

And, as if that wasn’t enough, Tamsyn Murray will also be in-store
during the day,





We may even have Pip and Posy with us to say hello to our younger guests,
I am a very happy chicken! We’re very much looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing our dream with you.


The independent children's bookshop and tuition centre in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Owned and run by Mr Frog & Mrs Chicken (happily married book-nerds), with the sole aim of bringing high quality books and tuition to our community.