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A Sharply Focused Teacher

“Had a long talk with Mr Dork. I explained I was a one- parent child with an unemployed bad- tempered father. Mr Dork said that he wouldn’t care if I was the offspring of a black, lesbian, one- legged mother and an Arab, leprous, humped- backed dwarf father so long as my essays were lucid, intelligent and unpretentious.” 12 more words


Unseen Sue Townsend material on show

Sue Townsend’s archive goes on show

from BBC News – Leicester http://ift.tt/1raRx7y


Behind the scenes of the University of Leicester's Sue Townsend exhibition

Sue Townsend was without doubt Leicester’s best loved author and earlier this summer we were thrilled to announce that we will be staging a brand new musical adaptation of her iconic novel, … 919 more words

Row over theatre parking plans

Plans to turn a Leicester open space into a car park are facing opposition.

from BBC News – Leicester http://ift.tt/Y39CO0


Author Gary Meehan’s Top 10 UK YA Books

Gary Meehan is the author of True Fire. He’s chosen his Top 10 “in no particular order.”

The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale

A girl recovers from post-traumatic stress disorder by retreating into a fantasy world. 389 more words

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Writes of Passage

We went round the Audible.co.uk offices and asked, which books were their ‘writes of passage’? 273 more words