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Hall Place and Gardens

In the first half of this day out I went to Danson House. Hall Place is a Tudor house about 40 minutes walk from Danson House. 216 more words

Museums And Research

Roald Dahl Day!

It’s Roald Dahl day! For any other author you just say it’s so-and-so’s birthday, but the King of children’s literature sure deserves a day that bears his name. 1,129 more words


Happy 50th birthday Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – can you believe it?! If Charlie Bucket continued aging, he would be at least 60 by now, and the Chocolate Factory would look very different after the unionisation of the Oompa Loompas. 313 more words


A newly-discovered, unpublished chapter from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: printed in The Guardian on Aug. 30, 2014:

“Little Charlie took a tighter hold of Mrs Bucket’s hand as they walked down the long corridor.

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The Quentin Blake Exhibition

We had a list of things we wanted to do while in London the other week and top of mine was a visit to the… 400 more words

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

When You're In Your Scholarly Room...

I am soon to face one of my first enforced retirements, the ensuing decades will have many, but this is one of my favourite jobs. I am to become surplus to requirement, a savage axing due to the relentless march of a child’s developing intellect. 624 more words

My Waterstones Book Haul!

I am such a book geek! I could spend hours in a bookshop…which is exactly what I did today! We have 2 Waterstones in Lincoln and I spent ages in both lol! 348 more words