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Spooky Symbols: The Cauldron

Spooky symbols: halloween look at spooky symbols in books and film

  There’s a chill in the air. The nights are drawing in. And shops across the land are filling up with pumpkins and sweeties. That must mean it’s almost Halloween! So I’m taking a look at some of the symbols

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Friday Five: Fantastic Retellings

Friday Five - blog challenge

Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault, The Brothers Grimm. We think we know where our fairy stories come from. The stories we hear from the earliest age and carry inside us as we grow up. But even those 18th and 19th Century

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Aged 30-44? 4 great reasons you should read YA fiction right now

Lotions & Potions by JustArd

Slate journalist Ruth Graham said this week that “adults should feel embarassed about reading literature written for children.” We probably shouldn’t tell her that the example of the kind of author we grown ups ought to read, Charles Dickens, appears on many

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Book Review: The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare

The Prince’s Pen by Horatio Clare: 4 out of 5 stars The Invaders drones hear everything and miss nothing. England is now a defeated archipelago but somewhere in the higher ground to the far west, insurrection is brewing. The Prince’s

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