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The History of a Word

What's in a word? For author and linguist Patrick Skipworth, the hidden histories in our everyday conversation inspired him to write a book all about the many weird and wonderful languages we use.

"By saving the whale, we might save ourselves."

Chris Vick, author of Carnegie shortlisted Girl. Boy. Sea., talks about writing, working in marine conservation, and how the ocean inspires incredible stories.

Teacher, Writer, Thief: writing challenges with Jenny Pearson

Teacher and author Jenny Pearson found inspiration for her book, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates, in the magic of seeing a good story being read to a class of children - now she's got some fun writing exercises for you to try!

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