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The course has ended but the reading continues

So keep posting to this site. I want to hear about the new books you discover, and I bet others do as well. Tell us what your students are reading. 730 more words

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From my other blog. No surprises here, but lists are always fun, aren't they?

The course has ended but the reading continues

So keep posting to this site. I want to hear about the new books you discover, and I bet others do as well. Tell us what your students are reading. 730 more words

Fantasy

Fairy Tale Friday: Rapunzel

This week’s Fairy Tale is the very well known Rapunzel! Of course, this being the Brothers Grimm, it’s not quite the Disney-fied or gentler version that so many of us are used to. 143 more words

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Badshah Khan - great review by Peter Whitfield in the Oxonian

BOOK REVIEW

BADSHAH KHAN: ISLAMIC PEACE WARRIOR. An Investigative Poem by Heathcote Williams. Thin Man Press, 2015, ISBN: 978 09930141 23. Price £8.99. Available at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34 Walton Street, Oxford. 620 more words

The Cabinet of Curiosities #1 - The Alethiometer

“It lay heavily in her hands, the crystal face gleaming, the brass body exquisitely machined. It was very like a clock, or a compass, for there were hands pointing to places around the dial, but instead of the hours or the points of the compass there were several little pictures, each of them painted with extraordinary precision, as if on ivory with the finest and slenderest sable brush.

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Fairy Tale Friday: Little Brother and Little Sister

This week’s Fairy Tale was another that I hadn’t come across yet. It was Little Brother and Little Sister. As I’ve been discovering, this fairy tale like many others that I have read is a lot darker than you’d first expect. 199 more words

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The Value In Listening To Writers Talking About Writing

The point about writing is that other people read your end product –  right?

Right.

But there’s also value in listening to writers talk about the writing process itself. 586 more words

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