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Christian Neef: The Isolation of Donetsk: A Visit to Europe's Absurd New Border

Der Spiegel — The heavy fighting may have stopped for the time being, but Donetsk is more isolated than ever. Those wishing to enter and leave the city need difficult-to-obtain special IDs. 188 more words


Vegan spiced fruit and nut cake, for those bare cupboard days

Whew, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe on here – you’ll all be thinking I’ve gone books-only! But in the spirit of Bake Off, which returns next week (although let’s be honest, it’s mainly because I have nothing better to do than bake and write all day), I thought I’d share the recipe for the easy peasy fruit and nut cake that I made today. 423 more words


Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders

Five Children on the Western Front is Kate Saunders’ sequel to E Nesbit’s classic sequence of books about the Pemberton children, to whose number has been added Edie, a new youngest sibling.  69 more words

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Eleven Eleven by Paul Dowswell

The excitement in Paul Dowswell’s book is of the terrifying kind.  Eleven Eleven is set on the last day of the First World War and tells of the meeting of two soldiers and an airman, one British, one German and one American.  68 more words

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Anzac Boys by Tony Bradman

Anzac Boys by Tony Bradman is a story of loss, reunion and parting.  Brothers Bert and Frank are sent from a London orphanage to a supposedly better life a world away.  50 more words

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Tilly's Promise by Linda Newbery

Barrington Stoke is well known for its excellent fiction for young people with reading difficulties, written by high profile authors.  And although Tilly’s Promise is a short, simply-written novel, it is most definitely for mature readers.  63 more words

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Some Other War by Linda Newbery

I had forgotten just how good Some Other War is.  It was the first novel by Linda Newbery I ever read and I am delighted that Catnip has made it available to a new audience now.  82 more words

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