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Sherlock Bones and the Missing Cheese - Children's Book Review

By Susan Stevens Crummel illustrated by Dorothy Donohue

This story is based on “The Farmer in the Dell”. Stevens Crummel has created a playful tale based on a few fables and novels, including “Jack and the Bean Stalk” and Sherlock Holmes. 158 more words

Art Education

Chapter 27 of Prophecies and Penalties, and an apology

Alex Bancroft is not in a good mood. He dislikes what Hannah Wyatt, the Instrument of the Divine, did to the head of the High Council. 150 more words


Writing in a suitcase

My life is about travel. Travelling from Ireland (where I live) to Sweden (where I grew up) and back again. Visiting friends in the US and going for breaks to France (where I spent many happy years). 248 more words


A Cobbled Plate Original

Find out what makes Morsel smile in Chapter 4»


Chapter 26 of Prophecies and Penalties

An Instrument, the Prophesied One, and the Chairperson of the High Council walk into a bar . . . oh, wait, getting ahead of myself. We left Emily Fisher watching Hannah Priest Wyatt, unofficial Instrument of the Divine, make the “unofficial” part of her title pointless. 59 more words


One hundred books to read. #37: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie has a reputation for thrilling detective stories, but this is her most baffling and bizarre set of murders ever. 563 more words

One Hundred Books To Read

Elizabeth is Missing- domesticating the detective genre

It is hard to believe that Elizabeth is Missing is Emma Healey’s first novel. Written with assertive confidence, wit and sympathy, this story of an elderly grandmother suffering from dementia is one that will tug at your heartstrings. 462 more words