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Misunderstood

The students returned noisily from half term today, and at break I found myself in the middle of a large and amiable group of fifth year boys, who not having seen each other for ten days felt the need to … Continue reading

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I brought work home again

But who wouldn’t when they get to read the gorgeous books first? It’s difficult to see in the picture, but Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse has the most sumptuous purple edges to the pages, not to mention … Continue reading

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Some are new but some were just pleading with me to be picked up in the bookshop

I know I’m making excuses, but the thing is, if I’m going to be able to recommend books to kids I have to have read them first. Even the David Walliams ones. I’m looking forward to the Marcus Sedgwick and … Continue reading

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They were all born a long time after 1971

I had to go and borrow a tape measure from the jannies today, so that a rather charming and terribly sincere fourteen-year-old girl could work out exactly how far from One Direction she had been at their recent concert – … Continue reading

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Who’s going on a bear hunt?

We run a Child Development course for some of the older students, and as a result, my library has a small but select collection of children’s picture books. All the classic things, like The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings – how to make your own condensed version

I was chatting to a group of boys today about the forthcoming film of the Hobbit (they were on the opinionated side regarding the film adaptation, despite not having actually seen it yet), and we progressed to The Lord of … Continue reading

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wbd part 2

It was magic. I did not make a particularly convincing orang-utan, although the bananas proved popular – I had none left for my own lunch. Luckily we had an extremely convincing Miss Haversham, complete with dead flowers, and full explanation … Continue reading

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