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The Kingdom by the Sea

It’s 1940-something in the north east of England. A bomb drops and a world – Harry’s world – implodes. He makes it to the safety of the air-raid shelter but his home is flattened.   325 more words


Reading Log (2015): Part Three

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 

Words – at least the words I am capable of writing – can’t do justice to this extraordinary book. Famously, the idea for the book came from the late Siobhan Dowd, developed and brought to fruition by Patrick Ness.   494 more words


Kitties galore

Twitter has been full of posts today to celebrate National Cat Day. I’m a sucker for sweet pics of felines doing silly or adorable things, so this ‘celebration’ is right up my street. 780 more words

General And Welcome

Book Review: FALLING INTO GLORY, by Robert Westall

FALLING INTO GLORY, by Robert Westall. Methuen Books, 1993


This is a young adult book, written later in Robert Westall’s writing career. 1,592 more words


Blow away those exam blues!

Lots of children across the land have been suffering this last week – and lots will carry on suffering for a few more weeks to come… Yes, it’s… 862 more words