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Colin West - Children's Poetry and Illustration

I was introduced into the witty world of Colin West when my children were little and we all enjoyed Pardon said the Giraffe and Not Me said the Monkey. 646 more words

Brian Wildsmith

Gormenghast: Titus Groan

With Gormenghast’s opening book, Mervyn Peake created a new zenith in the world of fantasy literature; an apex that stand on its own with sheer majestic grandeur of prose. 323 more words

Maniac Thoughts

Billion Year Spree

When I start a new piece my first consideration is theme. If it’s not SF I generally launch straight into it, knowing it’ll be out of the way in a day or two. 501 more words

Writing

Billion Year Spree

When I start a new piece my first consideration is theme. If it’s not SF I generally launch straight into it, knowing it’ll be out of the way in a day or two. 501 more words

Billion Year Spree

July 9: Happy Birthday Kelly McGillis and Chris Cooper

As we begin the second year of the birthday article series, it is appropriate that one of our headliners is a WTHH subject.  The other is one of the greatest character actors of our time. 1,383 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

I have no idea what this book was supposed to be about. I didn’t even read the summary before starting it. It was referenced in another book I was reading, so I went ahead and requested it from the library. 438 more words

In the tradition: J.R.R. Tolkien as influence on other writers by Roz Kaveney

t is almost a joke, certainly a cliche, that any large-scale multi-volume fantasy novel will be described on its dust jacket as being ‘in the tradition of Tolkien at his best’, regardless of its actual merits or the degree to which, if at all, it has been influenced by Tolkien. 5,499 more words

Tad Williams