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Chapter 2

Chapter 1 began on 20th October 2012, when Chicken and Frog opened its doors to the public for the first time. Sure there was a hefty prologue which would have made Tolkien proud in terms of size, but the opening chapter itself was published just under three months ago.

However, like all good books, one chapter must close to allow the next to unfold and that’s just what’s happening at Chicken and Frog. As many of you know, we were lucky enough to be joined by Claire Mackaness of Beautiful Things. It’s been a great partnership for all concerned and we have loved welcoming Claire into our little haven, but it is now time for Claire to fly the nest! She has been offered a wonderful unit of her own in Ingrave and it’s just too good an opportunity to pass up.

I won’t lie, we will be sad to see Claire go. We have lots of laughs and she copes very well with Mr Frog’s ‘singing’. I want to take this opportunity to say thank-you to a lovely friend and to wish Claire all the very best for what I know is going to be a hugely successful future. This is not the end of our working relationship, so watch out for joint ventures!

So, we will have a physical space to fill and we have decided to add a couple of these groovy Ikea couches,

To lounge/listen/read/laugh…on

and quite a few of these,

Nom, nom, nom
Fluffy cushions!

As of Monday 21st January Claire’s gorgeous corner will be replaced by a place for you to unwind, share a book, munch on a cookie, listen to authors weave their magic…the possibilities are endless. Do keep an eye on Claire’s FB, Twitter or website to find out what she has planned and don’t panic; if you are booked in for sessions they are going ahead!



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.