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Tolkien’s Christmas letters to his children by Maev Kennedy

From the north pole to Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Christmas letters to his children Bodleian library to exhibit illustrated letters from Hobbit author, masquerading as Father Christmas In December 1920 Father Christmas wrote a letter to a modest house in the Oxford suburbs, enclosing a watercolour sketch of his own rather more exotic domed snow house, approached …

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Fedelma – A tale of hope and success

Where there’s a will…   Fedelma was born into a working class family yet from a very young age she somehow knew it wouldn’t last. Every penny she got Fedelma saved from an early age from her earliest days… She would proudly listen to it clickety-click down through the piggy’s back of her piggy bank. …

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The Famous Five have been updated: After 50 years…

Goodness! The Famous Five have been updated: After 50 years there’s now lashings of modern language By LAURA CLARK Last updated at 3:10 AM on 24th July 2010 Comments (43) No doubt some Enid Blyton fans will think it a jolly shame. But in their latest reincarnation, the Famous Five have had something of a …

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Mysti PARKER’s The Roche Hotel

If you still think you can’t judge a book byt its cover you may have a thing coming…. I was first attracted to The Roche Hotel by its cover… orginal like the story… Mysti Parker put her hotel experience and her head together to good use when she wrote The Roche Hotel… an original story …

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Jesse CRAIGNOU – My books for English & More…

About my writing   Coming from a multinational multicultural family I learnt many languages and to deal with many cultures… This has shown me the importance of words and communication.   Words are sweet water to my lips… For lack of a better word I’ll make up my own if I have to… if it …

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Chronicles For English

Ordinary lives are nothing short of the extraordinary… Chronicles For English continues the series started with Stories For English and More Stories For English in a read and learn, read and practice, read and study way… Chronicles For English provides interesting and challenging reading material for English teachers and students… a collection of short stories with a pedagogical aim in mind… …

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Ten A Penny – a sample collection

Ten A Penny is a collection of some of my shortest and dearest terms of endearment… as well as a collection of my shortest stories… to sample my writing or slip into a bag for short trips and commuting… Excerpts from stories and poems to set the tone of my works and likes… Ten A Penny is …

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Saki

Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. …

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Roald DAHL

The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children’s books are read …

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Murder At The Lost Perfect Society

Murder most foul has it in Central Hong Kong’s highflying academic circles… a linguistic whodunit… Lettie Tellhalla was found dead with a cryptic message as a gag…  Detective Warren Inspectrum couldn’t wait to get home when he was called upon to solve the case… a difficult challenge in a world where numb’s the word… as …

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