Monthly Archives: March 2017

Banal, Brutal and Bad: Stories of snobbery and children’s literature

There’s been a one-two punch in the news this week against children’s books. First, The Guardian posted an article from an author who thought children’s books were ’embarrassing’ until she tried to write one. She discussed how she’d banned her … Continue reading

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Colin Dexter

Yesterday, the author Colin Dexter, creator of the Morse series (and hundreds of thousands of crossword clues) died aged 86. Hearing about his death hit me harder than I would have expected. I’m currently in the middle of a binge-rewatch … Continue reading

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Giving Up: Part One

(Content note: Discussion of weight loss, dieting and calorie-counting) The decision that prompted this post wasn’t actually meant to be seasonal, because, for some reason, Pancake Day and Lent always creep up on me. But, I thought today would be … Continue reading

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