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A book I Recommend: Mr Sims

Black Swan Green By David Mitchell I’m a huge fan of David Mitchell’s novel: he’s probably most famous for Cloud Atlas, which combined lots of different genres, from historical to sci-fi, and was turned into a film a couple of

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Sebastian Barry: The Secret Scripture

December’s Bookclub author is Sebastian Barry. Well known as a successful dramatist and novelist, his literary career became stellar when he won the 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award with this month’s chosen book, The Secret Scripture; and he

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A book I recommend: Mrs Shufflebottom

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second

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The season of Spring

The season of spring is the making of summer. The mountains and sky reflect in the cold, cool, lake like a watery mirror. The deep blue sky dotted with clouds like white fluffy cotton. The young spring walks across the

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Winter

Winter the season of frost and flaky skies. In the winter all there is to see is heaps and mounds of snow. As you kick into the mounds of snow you feel this cold buzz running through your body. When

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Winter

Winter the season of snow and never ending chaos. The crunch of the layers of snow. Everyone tasking it slow. The strong gusts of wind whistling past your ears. She keeps everywhere bright like the sun. She blows the snow

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Winter

Winter is a terrible time of year because everyone says that it is lovely and snowy but this is not true; all we see is rain, or we hear is rain, all we feel is rain. I remember when I

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Winter

She floats in calmly like a gentle, fresh, pleasant breeze when you open your window in the morning. You can hear the wind rustling through the trees and the leaves waving hello or farewell. The snow is hovering down from

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Winter’s Wrath

He creeps in slowly and calmly but most of all silently. His horrific looks kill the trees but only the leaves. 3 months before he shows, everything starts to shrivel up and die… except the mental evergreen. He skips across

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Creative writing workshop

The Sixth Form Creative Writing group was lucky to have a visit from Yvonne Battle-Felton from Lancaster University to give them a taster of what studying Creative Writing at university would be like. She was also able to help them

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