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The useful book review…

By | 2015-05-05T15:02:41+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Book reviews, Reading|

I remember being coerced into writing countless book reviews when I was in primary school; having to fill out the date, title, author, publisher, date published, a synopsis, my thoughts (and even worse, feelings) on the story, and some words I thought best described the book. And I hated doing it (I loved reading, but [...]

Kidnap in the Caribbean – Lauren St John

By | 2011-08-23T16:25:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Book reviews|

The best children’s fiction (and similarly the best adult fiction, incidentally) often echoes the concerns of the age in which it is written. And children currently at primary school will be, without doubt, faced with the fallout of their parents’ generation’s increasingly conscious pillage of the natural world and with the challenges of a highly [...]