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He's no Olaf

OK, so anyone, just about, could be called Olaf. In principle, anyway. But occasionally I feel there are more unfortunately named Olafs in non-Nordic language fiction than there are actual boys in Sweden, bearing that name. 276 more words


Review: 'Hands and Wings: Poems for Freedom from Torture'

On Wednesday 25th November, a large crowd gathered in the Norrington Room of Blackwell’s bookshop for the launch of a new poetry anthology, Hands and Wings: Poems for Freedom from Torture… 647 more words


The Golden Compass / Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Brief Description

A small girl teaches a bear how to dress for battle.

Actual Review

I know this book really well. I read it many, many times as a kid and when I came back to doing it again, the pages just flew by. 703 more words


- Philip Pullman

One curious thing about growing up is that you don’t only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents’ and grandparents’ lives come to you.


Judging A Book By Its Cover: His Dark Materials

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 111 more words

Judging A Book

Fairy Tale Friday- Gambling Hans

Gambling Hans is an utterly bonkers fairy tale. It centres around a man who gambles so much that he is known as Gambling Hans. One day the Lord and St Peter visit Gambling Hans looking for some hospitality. 207 more words

Philip Pullman

Friday Feast - Food in Fiction, #33, 2015

The kindly lady saw him settled on a bench against the wall, and provided by a silent serving-woman with a mug of chocolatl from the saucepan on the iron stove.  

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