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Children’s Book Blog: Recommended read – The Weasel, Puffin, Unicorn, Pig, Lobster Race by James Thorp and Angus Mackinnon, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Recommended read – The Weasel, Puffin, Unicorn, Pig, Lobster Race by James Thorp and Angus Mackinnon

Every month or so I recommend a children’s book that either hasn’t or isn’t likely to get the media attention it deserves. This might be because it’s self-published, or a bit niche, or simply because new authors and publishing houses don’t get as much page space as more established ones.

By | Arts | Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 6:00 am

Dancing with ravens: how pleasant to remember Edward Lear, Arts

Dancing with ravens: how pleasant to remember Edward Lear

On the 125th anniversary of his death, the biggest controversy surrounding Edward Lear remains this: what’s with the self-rhyming last lines of his limericks?

By | Arts | Tuesday, 29 January 2013 at 4:00 am

Poetry and the tyranny of relevance, Battle of Ideas

Poetry and the tyranny of relevance

For decades the world of poetry has been simultaneously lamenting the supposed demise of its impact on society, and having an internal discussion about whether poetry still has any relevance in the modern world.

By | Battle of Ideas, Eagle Eye | Friday, 12 November 2010 at 6:00 am

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