She walked the boundary. Once she would have run it, but these days, she was lucky if her knee would support a brisk walk. She carried a stick just in case. It was useful for beating back the brambles and bindweed. As she walked she looked to left and right, and sometimes, flashes of memory … [Read more...] about Excerpt
A little while ago, I set Small a project - to explore the Second World War primarily through fiction. To get him started, I dug around our shelves and our many secondhand bookshops, and I found a few good titles. The first one he started was Carrie's War. Carrie's War (A Puffin Book) at … [Read more...] about Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.
Small, who is often self propelled, is also sometimes not. And at the moment he is in a slump. He's run out of Alex Rider (read the last book!), isn't enthused with Maths, not even all that focussed on the pokemon website he started. And as soon as this sort of slump hits in, he gets miserable. … [Read more...] about Project based deslumping