Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Reading Agency

Wow! Ysgob Esgob Morgan, the school where I’m patron of reading, was recognised for its achievement in the Summer Reading Challenge on the Reading Agency’s blog today. How utterly fabulous is that!  

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Here’s to the gatekeepers. Hip, hip…

Writers write ; it goes without saying. We bed down for months, even years, in our studies and sheds, in our cafés and cubbyholes, typing away, drafting and editing and drinking far too much coffee.         What … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Un-Forgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

I visited the wonderful Children’s Bookshop in Huddersfield yesterday. If you’ve never been and you live locally you must pop in. It’s gorgeous.  The outside looks like a children’s bookshop should, with white bow windows and a door with a … Continue reading

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And the Ysgol Esgob Morgan Summer Reading Challenge Cup goes to…

… No one 🙁         … but only because every class had a 100% participation and completion rate! That’s all the current Y3s All the Y4s All the Y5s All the Y6s. I’m not even kidding! Ysgol … Continue reading

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Book Week Day 4: The Big Book Quiz at Ysgol Esgob Morgan

Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a surreal TV comedy show from the 1970s beloved of all students bar me, adopted the catchphrase ‘…. and now for something completely different,’ as a segue between sketches.           Well, my visit … Continue reading

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The Manorhaus

There’s a hashtag on twitter that I’ve noticed writers use a lot. It’s: #Ilovemyjob. Well, #Ilovemyjob. Writing hasn’t brought me great personal wealth but it has given me the freedom to write and to choose how I spend my day … Continue reading

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Book Week 2012, Day 2: Llangollen and Corwen

There are libraries and then there are LIBRARIES. How fine is this one, in Llangollen?                             Llangollen Library, Llangollen, Denbighshire               … Continue reading

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