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Lurking in trees writing down number plates: the life of a junior sleuth

I may have mentioned this before, but I love mystery. As a kid, most of the books I borrowed from the library or saved up my allowance for were about mysteries and the secret societies, clubs and gangs of kids who set out to solve them. 379 more words


Looking for solitude: the magnetism of lighthouses

When I think solitary I think lighthouse. Where they occur, they are often the only building in the landscape, a solitary beacon – the last line of warning for shipping traffic to avoid coming to grief on coastal rocks and reefs. 401 more words


The Famous Five 90s Style: Five Go Off to Camp

Five Go Off to Camp is one of my favourite adaptations of the books. Overall it doesn’t leave too much out and the acting is very good. 1,021 more words

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Gendered identities in children's literature

When I think back to some of my favourite books as a child, I remember them being full of fun, adventure and laughter. As enthralled as I was by the stories and the colourful characters, I must admit that I paid little attention to how the characters were written, and how what they did was described. 519 more words

Inheritance Books: Suzanne from Lavender Librarian

It’s a huge pleasure to have one of my favourite book bloggers on Inheritance Books. Suzanne’s Librarian Lavender blog not only showcases great books, she also showcases some amazing Etsy shops on her blog. 755 more words

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Enid Blyton on gender, class, and race

Children’s author Enid Blyton helped shape my gender identity as a “tomboy.” Her Famous Five series included a girl who called herself George, dressed as a boy, and was always delighted to be mistaken as one. 1,199 more words

Falling Into A World of Magic, Fairies, Adventures & Mysteries

“Soon they were all sitting on the rocky ledge, which was still warm, watching the sun go down into the lake. It was the most beautiful evening, with the lake as blue as a cornflower and the sky flecked with rosy clouds. 384 more words