Posted 30 March 2015
Sita Brahmachari on reluctant readers, and an interview with Mairi Kidd at Barrington Stoke Publishers.
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Posted 23 March 2015
If you have five minutes I would like to give you a virtual tour in words around Wood Green Central Library in Haringey...
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Posted 16 March 2015
I love sitting at my desk getting lost in the threads of stories, immersing myself in the worlds and actions of characters. I can become quite reclusive when wandering story...
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Posted 9 March 2015
Following on from the story of the children's manifesto at Imagine Children's Festival last week it seemed to be a natural next step on this blog journey to talk about...
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Posted 2 March 2015
I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. Were David Cameron, Ed Miliband or Nick Clegg going to make the short walk along the river from Westminster to find out what...
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Posted 23 February 2015
I'll try to explain just what this residency means to me and how I'd like this blog to be a place to share a walk and talk along some diverse...
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Posted 2 February 2015
So you really are leaving, then, Philip? Yup. My time has come. Is it really six months since you became Booktrust's Writer in Residence? Yup. Where does the time...
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Posted 26 January 2015
Blimey, where does the time go? Was it really almost six months since I became Booktrust's Online Writer in Residence? Apparently so, because this week is my penultimate blog.
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Posted 19 January 2015
It's great to find yourself in a book...
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Posted 12 January 2015
There were two very noticeable characters in 'Sniper's Nest', the episode of Silent Witness I saw, which was both a good and a bad thing...
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