The Book Blogger’s Prize – the results are in!

It’s been a while coming, but the results are finally in and a winner has been announced. Sadly it wasn’t me! However, I’d like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me and my review of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, a book I’ve championed since its publication Read More

Earlier, I found out about ‘fronted adverbials’ .

There’s been a lot in the news lately about English grammar, and what should be taught when, as parents have struggled with grammar terminology while homeschooling their kids during lockdown. Thinking back to my childhood, I can remember having to identify nouns and verbs, subjects and objects – more often than not in French or Read More

BBC Mini Maestro: David Walliams’ writing course for children

I promise I’ll get back to some reviews soon, the pile is getting big again. Today, however, some information for you on the new (short) writing course for your children presented by none other than David Walliams. It’s aimed at ages 7-12, and over its twelve short lessons, looks at all the key aspects to Read More