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Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer: A Golden Treasury of Classic Treats by Jane Brocket

Question: What makes a good book even better?
Answer: Good food to go along with the story!

Question: What makes good food taste even better? 680 more words


Alice in Wonderland, in Liverpool

As a girl I found Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass frightening. I preferred Enid Blyton. But on reflection, I guess the Land of Dame Slap and the like appearing at the top of the Far Away Tree isn’t a million miles away. 199 more words


2016 Reading Challenge...

When I was a kid my favourite author was Enid Blyton. I wanted to read everything she’d written. It helped that my mom had most of her books from when she was a kid. 250 more words

Booky Stuff

On Enid Blyton's books

So, reading for Children is really important. It helps build a great vocabulary, a wonderful sense of imagination, creativity and is a great pastime.. As a child myself, I used to hoard of Enid Blyton’s books, mainly because series like Inkheart, Roald Dahl books, Dragon rider books, were unavailable to me. 843 more words

Tree Love

Part Two of a Treelogy

In my fifty-six year old world, I was horrified.  289 more words

Seeds And Snippets

Try, try again? Revising Children’s Literature for Inclusion

The other day in the British chain bookshop, Waterstone’s, I was startled to see Richmal Crompton’s Just William change skin color. The mischievous scamp, whose fan site calls him “one of the most popular fictional characters of all time” ( 896 more words

Children's Literature

And Lashings of Ginger Beer?

If only I hadn’t agreed to allowing the entire staff of a tower block queuing up to punch me in the face. Or rather, if only I HAD agreed to that happening rather than having to have the old root of a long dead tooth removed at the dentist’s today. 218 more words