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Vanity Fair and Queen Semiramis

I was all prepared to give the readers of The Landing blog my thoughts upon reading Vanity Fair, when one of the minor female characters, Miss Pinkerton, side tracked my intentions. 954 more words


The biggest difference between men and women.

Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it like Ahab with the White Whale.

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The things that matter don’t necessarily make sense.

Russell Hoban

The other side

He was a fidgeter,
a moustache stroker,
annoying clickpen clicker,
fingertips on tabletop drummer,
obsessive scratcher of scabs,
incessant worrier of cuticles.

He’d fiddle with the tablecloth, 56 more words

All Poems

Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Alexis Deacon

My new favourite book.

I have been using it for the last 2 weeks during guided reading at school. The kids love it. The mix of pages with type, double page spread illustrations and dream sequence comic book illustrations make this book particularly special. 216 more words

Picture Books

Review: Bread and Jam for Frances

Hi everyone,

For today’s addition to the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge, I’m going to be sharing one of my absolute favorite books from childhood: Bread and Jam for Frances! 253 more words

HOHS library: Book of the Week

Mini Review: Jim’s Lion by Russell Hoban 
(Illustrated by Alexis Deacon)

 A touching story about a boy in hospital, who dreams wild and extraordinary dreams as he faces a life-saving operation. 124 more words

Hethersett Old Hall School