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Stray Thoughts

Here’s a secret: I am partial to reading books in which the relationship between man and dog forms a part of the plot. I’m not sure if this is because I grew up on a healthy diet of Enid Blytons with Buster snapping and Timmy woofing and Loony dancing on the kitchen mat, or because my first real friends in this world were brown eyed mongrels sheltering in the garden of our railway bungalows or begging for waste chapatis at the outhouse door. 369 more words

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My Review of Le Portrait de Petite Cossette!

In Japan, it’s said that if a previously prized item has been abandoned for over 100 years, it comes to life, developing it’s own soul, born from the tragedy of it’s loneliness. 2,836 more words

Reviews!

Short story: The Call by Robert Westall, from The Call and Other Stories (1989). Recommended.

Poem: White Bridge Road by Joan Murray, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. 27 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

My 10 favourite books OF ALL TIME

Am I allowed to use shouty capitals in the title of this post? I think so, because choosing favourite books is always a minefield. Favourites often change with your mood, the season, the time of day and so on, but these books, these are the ones that have stood the test of time with me. 907 more words

Books

Fantasy Reads - `The Cats of Seroster'

Cats are very much on my mind at the moment since I have a litter of young kittens in the house. So this week I’m going to recommend a book by an author who was particularly good at writing about cats – Robert Westall (1929-1993). 1,291 more words

Book Reviews

The Cats of Seroster know what's best for them

Young Cam is tasked to journey to a distant city with a letter and a dagger that he can’t get rid of – no matter how he tries. 617 more words

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