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Review: The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman [Spoilers]

January 31, 2014 1:33 pm0 comments
Review: The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman [Spoilers]

Philip Pullman, The Ruby in the Smoke Book Review  A brief synopsis: Sally Lockhart is a sixteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself embroiled in a world of mystery and intrigue. Following the death of her father, who drowned at sea, she receives a cryptic note from an anonymous sender urging […]

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A Reflection On Classical Literature

September 9, 2013 7:18 pm0 comments
A Reflection On Classical Literature

How does one define classical literature? In the same way that one defines classical music? Could classical be replaced with “old?” In this sense, is old being used in the pejorative? An unfortunate consequence of the age in which we live, is that everything is now in easily digestible chunks, […]

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‘Children’s Books’ are never just for children…

November 17, 2012 2:00 pm0 comments
‘Children’s Books’ are never just for children…

The blurb to J. K. Rowling’s new novel, The Casual Vacancy, introduces it as her ‘first novel for adults’. Despite this claim I would make a calculated guess that the majority of adults that have picked up this book, or even those who haven’t, will have read the Harry Potter […]

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