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“When the love of your life dies, the problem is not that some part of you dies too, which it does, but that some part of you is still alive.” … 651 more words

For the Joy of Reading: Reality, Reality

Jackie Kay does not need me to extol her works so that other people are persuaded to read them.   But this book is really special in all kinds of ways.   81 more words

Books And Reading

"Mancestre....is the fairest, best buildied, quikkest and most populus Tounne of al Lancastreshire" (John Leland, 1538)

The final part of my cities trilogy of posts sees me in Manchester, a place that has made worldwide news in recent times for the most tragic of reasons. 1,235 more words


See my latest #bookhaul in my new Stacking the Shelves post (20 May)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books that you’ve acquired in the past week! 1,387 more words


Silver Moon by Jackie Kay |Poem No. 26 (NPM2017)

Silver Moon

by Jackie Kay

Your names, old records, Court and Spark, Dark Side of the Moon,

A shop window welcome; open hands, new friends. 218 more words


National 5 English: Model Essay "My Grandmother's Houses"

This is a piece of model writing that I used with an S4 class recently- it deals with the first two sections of the poem “My Grandmother’s Houses” by Jackie Kay, one of the set texts on the Scottish National 5 English curriculum… 1,360 more words