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The Gift Of A Great Read

For historical fiction fans Washington Black – Esi Edugyan 11-year-old slave Washington Black is taken from the sugar fields and lent to his tyrannical master’s brother, Titch, to work on a ‘cloudcutter’ hot air balloon. The duo form an unlikely friendship that, coupled with Washington’s artistic talent, could provide a way out of slavery. For […]

Encouraging A Love Of Reading

According to BookTrust, children who enjoy reading tend to have better literacy skills, increased vocabulary and enhanced general knowledge. Reluctant readers may need some encouragement to discover their love of reading, however. Lead by example Show your child how much you enjoy reading, even if it’s just by flicking through a cookbook or burying your […]

A Life Like No Other

Take a trip into another time and another life. Or stay in your own life and be inspired by ideas of self-improvement. This month’s reads will certainly make you pause to reflect. The Familiars – Stacey Halls 1612 is a dangerous time to be a woman in Northern England, as King James has declared war […]

Keeping Pace With The World Of Words

by Kate McLelland It all started when I overheard a discussion between a group of young friends in their twenties as they googled for an app, then uploaded a blog. It struck me that someone who had been on a desert island since the 1980s would have absolutely no idea what they were talking about. […]