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Celebrate St George's Day with English authors

A few years ago a colleague asked me to recommend a novel or a writer that would epitomise England. It was a question I found nigh on impossible to answer at the time. 601 more words

Reading Reflections

'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie

This is a fantastic, and slightly disturbing, mystery that kept me absolutely hooked from start to finish. I thought on Thursday morning – ‘OK let’s read that next; I’ll enjoy that over the weekend’. 991 more words

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'The Horse and his Boy' by C.S.Lewis

I am a little torn about this latest instalment of the Narnian chronicles. It tells the fairly straight forward narrative of a boy, Shasta, who has seemingly been abandoned since birth and brought up by Arsheesh, who treats him as little better than a slave. 1,149 more words

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The Stand-Up

She’s a stand-up, and she’s only 14.

So we’re driving down to Winchester on one of our Saturday afternoon jaunts, and I come off the soulless M3 motorway to take the old carriage way. 461 more words

Quirks Of History

Kathy Waller reblogged this on Kathy Waller and commented:

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="75" class="zemanta-img"]Jane Austen Jane Austen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Jane Austen at a PUB? Yes! Maddie Shrewsday, Kate's fourteen-year-old daughter, speculates on what Jane did there. Prepare to be enlightened. And to LAUGH.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S.Lewis

I have incredibly fond memories of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ Every Sunday late afternoon, when I was 9 or 10, we watched the BBC Adaptation of the novel and it was a revelation. 1,174 more words

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'The Magician's Nephew' by C.S.Lewis

This is such a wonderful children’s story and as I read it, I began to remember all the associations I had when I read it first some 25 years ago. 966 more words

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'Perfect' by Rachel Joyce

I really liked the sound of this book – two seconds are supposedly added to time – a two seconds that not only obsess the young protagonist, Bryon, but also ultimately prove fatal. 766 more words

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