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Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites

I saw By Singing Light used this theme this week (originally from the Broke and the Bookish) and it made me start thinking about what my favourite books were in childhood (well, between the ages of 8 and 12). 974 more words

Re-seeing Red Shift - Still Brilliant After All These Years

Like many people of my generation, I first discovered Alan Garner through the medium of television, in this case the extraordinary eight part Granada adaptation of his fourth novel, … 2,029 more words


52 Fantastic Fictions - Week 3 - The Owl Service

This week’s choice is something a little different; certainly not something I’ll be sharing at bedtime with my son just yet, nor would I read it to a Reception class. 613 more words


The Best Thing I Read in 2014

The best book I read in 2014 was Robin Jarvis’ Fighting Pax, the conclusion to his surprisingly awesome Dancing Jax trilogy. I’m fuzzy on the finer details since I finished it in August. 750 more words

Tom Fobble's Day by Alan Garner

Tom Fobble’s Day is the last part in a quartet of books inspired by Alan Garner’s working class family, who lived at Alderley Edge, a hill of Arthurian legend in Cheshire. 472 more words

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'Time Present and Time Past': Winter Reading for St. Lucy's Day

In this post, I’m putting together some winter reading recommendations. A lot of these are either children’s books, or about children’s books – which I suspect isn’t coincidental. 1,474 more words