Category Archives: Children’s Books In My Grown Up Life

An ode to Odense

I should probably fill you in on what I have been doing the last few days, and the books that I have been reading, but I visited Odense yesterday, the city that Hans Christian Anderson was born in, and my

An ode to Odense

I should probably fill you in on what I have been doing the last few days, and the books that I have been reading, but I visited Odense yesterday, the city that Hans Christian Anderson was born in, and my

On seeing words aloud

Last week, I was lucky enough to see a most wonderful performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ at The Globe in London. The Globe is an exact replica of the Globe Theatre which Shakespeare’s troupe performed in – there is space

On seeing words aloud

Last week, I was lucky enough to see a most wonderful performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ at The Globe in London. The Globe is an exact replica of the Globe Theatre which Shakespeare’s troupe performed in – there is space

On seeing many stories in one city

I’m here! In London! After a very long flight I am finally here, and am almost over my jet lag – I slept until 6am this morning. Already, I am liking all the different versions of London I am seeing.

On seeing many stories in one city

I’m here! In London! After a very long flight I am finally here, and am almost over my jet lag – I slept until 6am this morning. Already, I am liking all the different versions of London I am seeing.

On visiting bookish places

  All right, so I know that Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals isn’t on the list of 1001 Children’s Books, but: a) I think it should be; b) I just finished rereading it; and c) I don’t care. It’s one

On visiting bookish places

  All right, so I know that Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals isn’t on the list of 1001 Children’s Books, but: a) I think it should be; b) I just finished rereading it; and c) I don’t care. It’s one

On beautiful bookshops

It is not long now until I embark on a long and exciting adventure throughout Europe, working, playing and travelling for four and a half months through London, Paris, Edinburgh, and lots of amazing places in Spain, Italy, Greece and

On beautiful bookshops

It is not long now until I embark on a long and exciting adventure throughout Europe, working, playing and travelling for four and a half months through London, Paris, Edinburgh, and lots of amazing places in Spain, Italy, Greece and

On hidden gems and treasure

I went to a bookshop yesterday for the first time in a month or so. I wasn’t going to buy anything (really) – I was there to pick up a book for someone else, and my to-read pile is about

On hidden gems and treasure

I went to a bookshop yesterday for the first time in a month or so. I wasn’t going to buy anything (really) – I was there to pick up a book for someone else, and my to-read pile is about

On holiday activities

Holidays, when I was younger, used to be a time that I would munch through book after book, reading new books that had been wrapped in Christmas paper a week before, or rereading old favourite, or swapping books with friends.

On holiday activities

Holidays, when I was younger, used to be a time that I would munch through book after book, reading new books that had been wrapped in Christmas paper a week before, or rereading old favourite, or swapping books with friends.