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‘I will hate you till I die…’

So wrote philosopher Alain de Botton after a poor review of one of his books in the New York Times.  The whole sentence was: ‘I will hate you till I die and wish you nothing but ill will in every career move you make.’ This might seem a tad OTT but I know how he feels. […]

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Run Rabbit Run

  World War II just keeps on giving us the best children’s stories. For me they began in 1963 with I Am David by Ann Holm. 1975 gave us the groundbreaking  Machine Gunners by Robert Westall and more recently Morris Gleitzman blew me away with the Once trilogy. I can now include Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill to that list.   Published […]

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Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret

I re-read ‘Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret’ by Judy Blume yesterday afternoon. This book has been in print for over forty years now and I was surprised at how fresh the story was and how ahead of its time. The topics she tackles – puberty, crushes, friendships and rivalry are well covered in young teen fiction these days but it’s evident how much […]

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