Lost words…. books for Kent schools

 

You will probably have heard of the beautiful book, The Lost Words – you may even have a copy yourself.  It began as a response to the decision, in 2007, by the Oxford Junior Dictionary to replace words from nature with modern ‘everyday’ words.More

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How do you write the truth about your family, even when it might hurt?

“The entire project of making this book (oddly enough I find it difficult to refer to the making as writing, in this case) has been a process of finding out what I could say, how I could say it, how I felt about saying it.” Clare Best

 

How to write our own truth is a question most writers will ask themselves at some time or another.… More

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All that matters – a 50 word photostory

We’re falling apart and there’s no-one left to put us back together. We just let things drop where they will. My finger on the stairs, your leg in the bathroom. We hold each other so gently, secretly measuring what’s left. Soon we’ll just be lips kissing our love to oblivion.More

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Owning a bookshop? That sounds like a nice thing to do….

Amazing the number of people who want to be writers. Or will be, anyway, once they have a bit of time. I imagine it’s almost the same number as want to run a pub or cafe. Although I could never understand that one.… More

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Going out on a playdate….

Remember when you were six, and a friend would knock on your door to see if you wanted to play?

 

That’s what Artists Dates should feel like! Although of course, it’s your own door you are knocking on. (And maybe sometimes slamming it shut?… More

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