She's only 11!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 23rd November 2011

Alicia Hayden, 11, is the winner of the Poetry & Prose category of WWF’s My True Nature online competition with her poem . . .   LeopardFirst, I took amber and fireAnd I had his eyes.Then I took sunset and dawnAnd I had his coat.I added charcoal and inkAnd I had his spots.Next I view...

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Fiction Addiction - A Guest Blog by Joanne Ashmore

Posted by Guest Blogger, 11th November 2011

    It has recently occurred to me that I am pressing on in years.  Since I turned 37 I have begun to measure my life in reading capacity, and each day takes me closer to that great library in the sky.  I scan the unread classics and literary greats in my bookcases and know view...

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My favourite Dickens

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st November 2011

We're compiling our favourite Dickens across the in house team for a celebratory spread in the next issue. And there's the dilemma for me because every one I've ever read - and I've managed most of them at least once - are the best when I'm reading it. I don't know how he does it because the sheer view...

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Kevin deserved it

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st November 2011

One of the reading groups went to see We Need to Talk About Kevin last week and although it wasn't as gripping as the book, we were certainly stunned when we left the cinema. Tilda Swinton isn't my favourite actress but there's no denying that she makes the part of Eva hers in a way you can't view...

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The next one - May 19-26, 2012

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st November 2011

I'm planning the next one and thought I might as well post some info here as anywhere. Several people have picked up on an earlier announcement and this is what I've circulated to date:   As yet, no one has booked and it’s not my intention to rush anyone into doing so. Instead, to help view...

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Barbara Graebe

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st November 2011

Just thought I'd share this with you   Dear Guy, I have just completed what I believe to be my fiftieth review and feel that now might be an appropriate time to retire. Although my son has given me an iPad which I am still struggling to learn how to use, it more often than not defeats me view...

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