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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton's original text fared in a modern edition? part 2

There weren’t too many changes made in the first chapters, but then again the chapters are pretty short!

I am comparing the first edition (Lutterworth Press, 1947) to an omnibus edition containing four of the six books (Egmont, 2014). 557 more words

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BOOK REVIEW: The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This is an excellent, little story about a big, friendly Giant The main characters are the BFG and an orphan named Sophie. 319 more words

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BOOK REVIEW: Boy by Roald Dahl

Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This is the first of a two-volume autobiography of the writer of children’s books, Roald Dahl. 466 more words

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The Saucy Jane Family: How has Blyton's original text fared in a modern edition?

I’ve been looking for a new book to compare lately – as it has been a weekly scramble to come up with an idea otherwise – and then this rather fell into my lap. 839 more words

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Gallery visit: Jo Broklehurst and Quentin Blake

This weekend I visited The House of Illustration to see the above two exhibitions.

Brocklehurst’s work was new to me. It was great to see an artist focusing on unconventional subjects. 529 more words

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PREVIEW: Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds, House of Illustration

On display in the House of Illustration’s Quentin Blake Gallery from the 5th May, the exhibition will focus on Blake’s fascination with birds. 

Curated by Quentin Blake himself, the exhibition is the first to specifically concentrate on his drawings of birds – a theme that has fascinated him throughout his career. 202 more words

The BFG

Sophie, an orphan, finds herself awake during the witching hour and is snatched by a big-eared, dream-catching giant. This monstrous being happens to be one of the only giants in all of Giant Country who does not eat “human beans,” which is why he is known as the Big Friendly Giant or BFG, for short. 220 more words

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