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Happy Birthday, Terry Pratchett!

In order of the wonderful Terry Pratchett’s birthday here is a lovely quote by him: “Fantasy is like alcohol, too much is bad for you, a little bit makes the world a better place. Like an exercise bicycle it takes you nowhere, but it might just tone up the muscles that will. Daydreaming got us…

Analysis Monday – Birthdays

Every Monday we will be looking at a short extract from a text and analysing what and how the writer has written. Feel free to add your own comments/analysis below! “Birthdays plunge me into a great fog of dissatisfaction. It started on my 19th with a deep trepidation about leaving my teens. You could get…

Happy Birthday Michael Bond!

“Bears like Paddington are very rare. And a good thing too, if you ask me, or it would cost us a small fortune in marmalade.” Michael Bond I have always loved Paddington Bear – I think it is because I always related to his clumisness and his bumbling attempts to help! When I was wee…