Posts Tagged: E Nesbit

On being a literary detective

So I’ve been a bit lazy in writing to you recently, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy in reading. I have a few lovely books to catch you up on, and I should probably start with the one I

On being a literary detective

So I’ve been a bit lazy in writing to you recently, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy in reading. I have a few lovely books to catch you up on, and I should probably start with the one I

On giving books a good home

I still haven’t told you about my latest trip to The Book Affair! I have been to it twice before, which I have talked about here and here, but it recently moved and was rediscovered by my Gran. We went

On giving books a good home

I still haven’t told you about my latest trip to The Book Affair! I have been to it twice before, which I have talked about here and here, but it recently moved and was rediscovered by my Gran. We went

On unreliable narrators

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E Nesbit tells the story of six siblings whose father has fallen on hard times, and they are attempting to restore ‘the fallen fortune of the Bastables’ by seeking treasure. Each sibling comes up

On unreliable narrators

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E Nesbit tells the story of six siblings whose father has fallen on hard times, and they are attempting to restore ‘the fallen fortune of the Bastables’ by seeking treasure. Each sibling comes up

E Nesbit on children’s mischief

Oh when I wake up in my bed And see the sun all fat and red, I’m glad to have another day For all my different kinds of play. There are so many things to do– The things that make

E Nesbit on children’s mischief

Oh when I wake up in my bed And see the sun all fat and red, I’m glad to have another day For all my different kinds of play. There are so many things to do– The things that make

On resilience in the face of fading and splodges

Everyone loves new things – new car, new clothes, new phone, new anything. But there is also something special about old things. Things that have lasted, that have survived, that have knocks, or creases, or faded, or something to show

On resilience in the face of fading and splodges

Everyone loves new things – new car, new clothes, new phone, new anything. But there is also something special about old things. Things that have lasted, that have survived, that have knocks, or creases, or faded, or something to show

On Abebook’s 50 books every 11-year-old should read

We have a folder at the bookshop where we put lists of books – prizewinners, shortlists, cut out of the weekend paper reviews, and so on. A while ago, on Abebooks, I found a list of their 50 books every

On Abebook’s 50 books every 11-year-old should read

We have a folder at the bookshop where we put lists of books – prizewinners, shortlists, cut out of the weekend paper reviews, and so on. A while ago, on Abebooks, I found a list of their 50 books every

On Book Affairs

The last time my friend Themis and I spent the day together, we had an awesome time down at Port Adelaide at an art class, discovering flea markets and seeing a whole lot of yarn bombing. Today, we went to

On Book Affairs

The last time my friend Themis and I spent the day together, we had an awesome time down at Port Adelaide at an art class, discovering flea markets and seeing a whole lot of yarn bombing. Today, we went to

On fictional versions of ourselves

I have written before about how I sometimes find the authors of books just as fascinating as the books I am reading. I have just finished reading The Railway Children by E. Nesbit – which was truly delightful – and

On fictional versions of ourselves

I have written before about how I sometimes find the authors of books just as fascinating as the books I am reading. I have just finished reading The Railway Children by E. Nesbit – which was truly delightful – and