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A little badger named Frances

There are some amazing picture books that you may have loved as a child. Your parents may have loved them as children as well. They are by… 362 more words

Children's Books

Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CLXXIV (Hoban + Roberts + Piercy + Baker)

1) Two SF/F reads inspired my pseudonym “Joachim Boaz.” The first, a novel from my dad’s shelf by Russell Hoban–The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz  558 more words

Science Fiction

Riddley Walker, by Russell Hoban

I fell in love with the language of this novel, and wanted to share some gems with you, whether you already know the book and would relish meeting it again, or might be drawn to encounter it for the first time! 109 more words

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New Statesman | Why I find the prospect of an apocalypse comforting

“Cosy catastrophe” is the nickname the sci-fi writer and historian Brian Aldiss applied to the works of John Wyndham, author of The Midwich Cuckoos and The Day of the Triffids. 115 more words


The Medieval World and the Medieval World View

The Medieval Period stretches from the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Renaissance, or more precisely from the abdication of the last Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, in 476, (which marked the advent of the medieval papacy and the coming of the Dark Ages) to the death of Richard III, the last Plantagenet (and last medieval) king in 1485 and the establishment of the Tudor Dynasty in England – or alternatively (for these are necessarily local dates) the final expulsion of the Moors from Spain and the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, or the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 and its rebirth as Istambul, or the setting-up of the first printing press in 1450 at Mainz in Germany; to the Renaissance in Italy, the Reformation in the north … 503 more words

Medieval Life

The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban

'There seems to be a good deal more to the world than the Christmas tree and the attic and the dust-bin. Anything at all might happen I suppose.'

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Advent Calendar

Book Review: Charlie the Tramp written by Russell Hoban illustrated by Lillian Hoban (5oth Anniversary)

About the Book and Author: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/short-stories/charlie-the-tramp

Great quote: “That is how men are,” said mother. “They all want to be tramps.”

Charlie is a young beaver who has glamorized and idealized the life of a tramp. 490 more words

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