Tag: Roald Dahl

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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Literary Anniversaries: 09 November

The only problem with Haiku is that you just get started and then We have two literary anniversaries to explore today, both of them poets. Firstly, 09 November marks the death of Dylan Thomas in 1953.  You can find out

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Things That Go Bump In The … Library

It was a dark and blustery night in October.  The wind howled as it sent the clouds racing across the moon’s unhappy scowl, and the trees lost their leaves as they shook their fists at the young children passing by …

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Quentin Blake talks about Roald Dahl

It’s hard to visualise any of Roald Dahl‘s books without the unmistakable style of Quentin Blake’s illustrations coming to mind.  They’re inseparable!

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BBC’s #LovetoRead Campaign

Did you know that the BBC have launched a new campaign to promote the pleasures of reading? Over the next few months they’ll be running a series of articles, programmes and features to reignite our passion for books – of

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Literally, Literary Cool: Mrs Downing

Coolness is an admired aesthetic of behaviour/appearance/style so therefore my character has to be Mr. Fox, created by Roald Dahl in his book Fantastic Mr. Fox. A clever, brave and fearless protector of his family – brought to life by

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