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No Outsiders

‘There are no outsiders in our school.’ Back in the days of yore, when whiteboards were black and operated by a hand-held device called chalk, I was a teacher. I taught in primary schools, middle schools and secondary schools. I left after twenty years (seven full-time, the rest part-time or supply) when my writing career […]

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Children’s Books Set in World War 1

Let’s face it, there’s no shortage of excellent books out there for anyone interested in the First World War but how do you choose one for children aged between 7-11 that’s not too graphic yet not too saccharine either?  The Guardian made its recommendations here and Book Trust  here. An information book I’ve found both useful and accessible is […]

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