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Sir Terry Pratchett: In Memoriam

How do you deal with the death of one of your literary heroes? Continue reading

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On the hundred-year-old child and the difference between children’s and adult fiction

“The matter with human beans,” the BFG went on, “is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.” ― Roald Dahl, The BFG   Every now … Continue reading

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Discovering worlds outside our own – the importance of reading and imagination to both adults and children

We are all encouraged to read from an early age. Even before we really know what they mean, we sit in our parents’ laps and try to follow the words they recite to us from our brightly illustrated books. Reading … Continue reading

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When a joke goes too far: David Foster Wallace and the Infinite Jest

A little while ago, in my ongoing search for new ideas, I decided I was going to expand this blog to include discussion based around books I’d read; not reviews per se, but more an exploration of the ideas and … Continue reading

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Published on the BBC! OK, so it’s not an article I wrote myself, but my editor at Slow Travel Berlin, Paul Sullivan, was kind enough to publish my opinions on one of my favourite local bars in Berlin. On BBC … Continue reading

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A message from the dawn of history

This is a book review. At least, I think it is. It’s the first one I’ve done since primary school, when we had to write up the books we read so the teachers could see how we were progressing. So … Continue reading

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More book news! This is a sneak preview of the book I’m going to be in and it looks GREAT! Register your interest at the bottom of the page and we’ll let you know how to get hold of it … Continue reading

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