Posts Tagged: history

On tiny stories

I remember reading Carrie’s War when I was about eleven or twelve and being quite stuck by it. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was that stuck me about it, but I remember thinking about it quite a

On tiny stories

I remember reading Carrie’s War when I was about eleven or twelve and being quite stuck by it. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was that stuck me about it, but I remember thinking about it quite a

About reading about yourself

Recently, I talked about how a classic can expire, that it’s classicness can fade because it is no longer relevant to readers. The opposite can also occur. Books stay classics because they stay relevant – that is, there is something,

About reading about yourself

Recently, I talked about how a classic can expire, that it’s classicness can fade because it is no longer relevant to readers. The opposite can also occur. Books stay classics because they stay relevant – that is, there is something,

On histories flicked with magic

The book of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up has pictures. Some of them are illustrations from the picture books it praises in the first 100 pages, some of them are of the books that have been translated

On histories flicked with magic

The book of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up has pictures. Some of them are illustrations from the picture books it praises in the first 100 pages, some of them are of the books that have been translated

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 a period of history that never happened

There is a note on the first page of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase stating ‘The action of this books takes place in a period of history that never happened’ – and describes a time after James III ascends the throne, and

On a period of history that never happened

There is a note on the first page of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase stating ‘The action of this books takes place in a period of history that never happened’ – and describes a time after James III ascends the throne, and