Posts Tagged: classic books

On friends that I wished I had

I so, so wish that I had read L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables for the first time when I was eleven, not when I was twenty-three. Not that I at all regret reading Anne of Green Gables this week; however, while

On friends that I wished I had

I so, so wish that I had read L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables for the first time when I was eleven, not when I was twenty-three. Not that I at all regret reading Anne of Green Gables this week; however, while

On why and how

Almost every country, every culture, every community have a set of creation stories. There must be thousands of stories about the beginning of the world, and how things came to be. Now, they are often pushed to the side, condemned

On why and how

Almost every country, every culture, every community have a set of creation stories. There must be thousands of stories about the beginning of the world, and how things came to be. Now, they are often pushed to the side, condemned

On being remembered

I just finished reading a book by A. A. Milne. No, nothing from the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. You may not know this (or perhaps you do – who knows) that before A. A. Milne wrote about a funny bear who

On being remembered

I just finished reading a book by A. A. Milne. No, nothing from the world of Winnie-the-Pooh. You may not know this (or perhaps you do – who knows) that before A. A. Milne wrote about a funny bear who

On where the list of 1001 Children’s Books I Must Read Before I Grow Up (Too Much) comes from

In the last few days, a couple of people have asked me where the list of 1001 Children’s Books that I am attempting to read comes from. It comes from a book called 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before

On where the list of 1001 Children’s Books I Must Read Before I Grow Up (Too Much) comes from

In the last few days, a couple of people have asked me where the list of 1001 Children’s Books that I am attempting to read comes from. It comes from a book called 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before

On books for all ages

A few years ago, I was an English and Drama tutor for year 11 and 12 students. One of my students was studying Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury as an English text, and I therefore learnt quite a bit about

On books for all ages

A few years ago, I was an English and Drama tutor for year 11 and 12 students. One of my students was studying Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury as an English text, and I therefore learnt quite a bit about

On wandering through Wonderland

As I was wandering and wondering through the parklands in Adelaide the other day, I stumbled across this statue. I had completely forgotten about it, but I remember my Gran showing it to me when I was very little. It

On wandering through Wonderland

As I was wandering and wondering through the parklands in Adelaide the other day, I stumbled across this statue. I had completely forgotten about it, but I remember my Gran showing it to me when I was very little. It

On Elementary and Tweed

Sherlock Holmes never actually utters the line ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’ in any of the sixty stories that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about him. However, this has become one of the many details that have become associated with Sherlock, and

On Elementary and Tweed

Sherlock Holmes never actually utters the line ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’ in any of the sixty stories that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about him. However, this has become one of the many details that have become associated with Sherlock, and

On 150 year old stories

Jules Verne is known as the ‘father of science fiction’ – his novels were some of the first to explore imaginary worlds, or imaginary parts of the world, while presenting them as possible. I am fair flying through ‘Journey to

On 150 year old stories

Jules Verne is known as the ‘father of science fiction’ – his novels were some of the first to explore imaginary worlds, or imaginary parts of the world, while presenting them as possible. I am fair flying through ‘Journey to

On everlasting stories

When Frances Hodgson Burnett first wrote ‘The Secret Garden’, it wasn’t particularly popular. Much more successful was her previous book for children, ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’. However, now, you would be hard pressed to find a bookshop that did not have

On everlasting stories

When Frances Hodgson Burnett first wrote ‘The Secret Garden’, it wasn’t particularly popular. Much more successful was her previous book for children, ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’. However, now, you would be hard pressed to find a bookshop that did not have