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  • Black Beauty

I would recommend this book by Anna Sewell, because I think it is one of the best classics for children.

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Black Beauty - Anna Sewell (Spoilers)

I went into this without realising that the narrator is Black Beauty himself. I’m not sure how I managed to avoid this fact, but this meant I had to rapidly adjust my expectations of the book, which, as it turns out, were largely wrong. 521 more words

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Black Beauty - by Anna Sewell

Published: November 24, 1877

Author: Anna Sewell

Adaptations: Black Beauty (1994), Black Beauty (1971), Black Beauty(1978)

Genres: Fiction, Novel, Children’s literature

The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. 132 more words



Many years ago my dad was a long standing member of the local cacti association branch in Kingston upon Thames. They met at the Friends Hall in Eden Street which was more commonly called the Quakers Hall. 672 more words

#UBCMayChallenge2015 | Day 3 | Spell M.A.Y.

Day 3 of the #UBCMayChallenge2015 was to spell May. Originally I tried to do it with just the first letter of titles, but turns out I have no books that begin with the letter ‘Y’, at all. 260 more words

Still Waiting For The Sequel...

And waiting and waiting…

Okay, so some authors are less prolific than others.  James Patterson, for instance, had more than a dozen books released under his name last year.   1,673 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Black Beauty

Fun facts about Black Beauty and the novel’s author, Anna Sewell

1. Anna Sewell’s novel Black Beauty is one of the biggest-selling novels of all time. 588 more words