Tag: JK Rowling

Jane Austen and the new £10 note

This week, pupils were asked to nominate British authors who should be featured on a £20 note …

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Feeling rejected? You’re in good company …

All creative writers are probably aware that JK Rowling was famously rejected many times – in fact, one publishing house advised her to get a day job, as she wouldn’t make any money writing children’s books …  the rest, as

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A rose by any other name …

… would smell as sweet, right?  Most of us, Shakespeare fans or not, will be familiar with Juliet’s line, telling us that names do not define what things -or people- are …

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Literary Anniversaries: 31 July

A birth and a death to remember today. Firstly, as I mentioned elsewhere, Antione de Saint-Exupéry died today, going missing somewhere over the Mediterranean whilst flying reconnaissance in 1944.

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