I shan't beat about the bush. This is not how it was supposed to be. I have just spent most of the afternoon writing a blog on the use of short stories in KS2 and lost all of it just before publishing. This is take 2 with some of the heart removed. Apologies. Out of … Continue reading A short blog about short stories…
'He turned over and found Muriel. She sighed in her sleep and lifted his hand and placed it upon her stomach. The robe had fallen open; he felt smooth skin, and then a corrugated ridge of flesh jutting across her abdomen. The Caesarean, he thought. And it seemed to him, as he sank into his … Continue reading Breathing lessons: an evening with Kate DiCamillo
My personal blog was looking a little (very) sparse, and I keep meaning to add to it. Hopefully I will in the summer. Busy times though, eh? . For the sake of avoiding the 'one track record' label, I've gathered some links to some of my other bits and bobs written across the past couple … Continue reading Pick ‘n’ mix: other blogs and articles on reading and writing.
Rather than mark the end of book week with a book list, or some passing suggestions, I’d rather tell you about one very special book. Perfect is a big word, isn’t it? Completed. Everything in the right place. I think it applies to Raymie Nightingale – the most satisfyingly ‘complete’ children’s book that I read … Continue reading Written from the heart: Kate DiCamillo’s Raymie Nightingale