New children’s shop opens in Cuckfield

PJ and the hare - Sue Monroe

PJ and the hare - Sue Monroe

P.J. and the Hare opened its doors in Cuckfield last month and is already proving to be a hit with local residents.

The little shop is run by Cuckfield resident Sue Monroe and is filled with children’s clothes, gifts and a range of beautiful books.

Sue, who used to work as a children’s television presenter and is now a published author, had always dreamt of having her own children’s bookshop.

Sue explains: “P.J. and the Hare used to be attached to a shop in Burgess Hill. I was there for a year or so and then, by chance, the opportunity of this little place came up and it was just too good to pass!”

The inspiration for the name of Sue’s shop comes from the characters in the books that she has penned – The Moon Hare series.

As well as books, P.J. and the Hare also sells a quirky range of organic children’s clothes from independent British brands such as Blade & Rose, Kite and Piccalilly.

Sue is excited about the prospect of life as a High Street trader in the village: “Cuckfield is such a friendly village and the response from people since opening has been very positive. I think over time the shop will evolve into something quite special. I already have lots of plans in place.”

P.J. and the Hare is open in The Old Post Office, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm.