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11th August - On This Day In History


1897 Enid Blyton (children’s author – Famous Five, Secret Seven)


1919 Andrew Carnegie (Steel magnate and philanthropist)

On This Day:

1919 Green Bay Packers founded… 11 more words

Reblog: 10 Signs You Read Too Much Enid Blyton as a Child

This is not what I promised to bring you today but in my defence I have been busy lugging my enormous book collection to my new flat. 190 more words

Written By Fiona

Lord of the Flies : Books in the Blood # 12

The Romans believed that human beings were not born properly formed, that they need shaping to enable them to grow into decent citizens. This is why they beat their children as a matter of course – … 781 more words


Childhood memories of a foodie!

1.Secret seven meetings:

The feast was certainly quite good – there were the biscuits, of course, some rock buns, pieces of gingerbread, an enormous bar of nut chocolate, jam-tarts, two bottles of lemonade, and a bag of toffees. 197 more words


The Book with No Pictures - B.J.Novak

Yes it’s exactly as it says on the cover, absolutely no pictures.

The fun is in the reading.  Whoever reads the book aloud has to read exactly what is written in the book – whether they are real words or not!  51 more words

Children's Books

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

A Reflective Life