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BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

The winner of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University (YWA) was announced last night (Tuesday 2nd October) on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.  The winner, with her story ‘Under a Deep Blue Sky’, was Davina Bacon from Cambridgeshire. Her short story was a raw and emotionally powerful tale about a… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books we should hand down to children (because they’re heart-warmingly good)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by Jamie over at The Broke and The Bookish. The feature was created because Jamie is loves lists, and this weeks theme is: November 14: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.) This week I’m doing books I think should be… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books we should hand down to children (because they’re heart-warmingly good)

Book articles · features

Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books

Recently, with the floods in India, earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes devastating Dominica, Puerto Rico, and other islands in the Caribbean, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of our lives revolve around physical possessions, and how lucky we are to be able to own books. Most of us will live in countries where… Continue reading Bookish Discussions: The Privilege of Owning Books