Posts Tagged: world war two

On questioning and contemplating

I’m in a bit of a Second World War binge at the moment. Just before I read Goodnight Mister Tom I sped through another favourite from when I was younger: Jackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter. A short book, only 135 pages long, it tells the story

On questioning and contemplating

I’m in a bit of a Second World War binge at the moment. Just before I read Goodnight Mister Tom I sped through another favourite from when I was younger: Jackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter. A short book, only 135 pages long, it tells the story

On resilient readers

The last time I read Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorin I was twelve years old, and reading it for class. I remember enjoying reading it – I remember thinking that finally I was reading a book for school that I actually

On resilient readers

The last time I read Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorin I was twelve years old, and reading it for class. I remember enjoying reading it – I remember thinking that finally I was reading a book for school that I actually

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

On ruined bookstores

    The above image is taken from an article that shows 40 amazing photos from the past. It is definitely worth having a look – see them here. This image is of a bookstore in London ruined during the

On ruined bookstores

    The above image is taken from an article that shows 40 amazing photos from the past. It is definitely worth having a look – see them here. This image is of a bookstore in London ruined during the

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. 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,

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 stories by firelight

Yesterday I wrote about how I thought that in A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin portrayed her view that books, and words, are not as strong as experiencing real life. However, reading The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, I

On stories by firelight

Yesterday I wrote about how I thought that in A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin portrayed her view that books, and words, are not as strong as experiencing real life. However, reading The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, I