LBCPuffins – Matilda Write Up – GUEST

LBC Puffins Venue: Outlaws Yacht Club Date:  Wednesday, 20th of February 2013 Time:  6pm Address: 38 New York Street, LS2 YDY     DISCUSSING:     MATILDA  ROALD DAHL   Our write up here is supplied by regular book clubber and book lover extra-ordinarie @AlisonNeale. We rate this report: A*    SCHOOL REPORT:  Matilda, by Roald Dahl … Continue reading LBCPuffins – Matilda Write Up – GUEST

It’s all about Roald Dahl

Scaring Children? I’m all for it!

A regular Leeds Book Club member (and current @PeopleOfLeeds!) lent me Dark Season - a young adults book written by Russell T Davies (the man responsible for bringing us the revived Doctor Who in 2005!). Released concurrently with a 6 part TV series, this book consists of two interlinked stories - featuring three young teenagers … Continue reading Scaring Children? I’m all for it!

Cinderella – Roald Dahl

The primary reason I grew up knowing that life wasn't going to end up the way the Disney films suggested. Especially with regards to the princes!! Cinderella I guess you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. The phoney one, the one you know, Was cooked up years and … Continue reading Cinderella – Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Day

Happy Roald Dahl Day!! Stamps The sixth annual Roald Dahl day falls today, on what would have been the author's 95th birthday. It's been quite a delight to see such an outpouring of love for Roald Dahl on twitter today. Though often a controversial and divisive character; his books seem to be near universally loved … Continue reading Roald Dahl Day

Hello old friends

Ok, so this isn't really a blog post, per se...but I hope that you find it interesting none the less! As I am still on my poetry kick, I've been looking up poems I first discovered as a kid. Here are a few of my favourites. I'll start with a quickie. CS Lewis, from The … Continue reading Hello old friends