We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

Written from the (somewhat quirky and unreliable) point of view of Merricat (Mary Katherine) Blackwood, this is a thrilling mystery novel set in rural Vermont. Summary: Exploring the themes of “otherness” and how a person/family can be stigmatised, “lessened” and made vulnerable by other people, as well as the strong bonds of familial/sisterly love, the … Continue reading We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

10 Books To Get Kids Reading

It's getting harder to get kids to read BOOKS. About 5 years ago, the then-UK government announced a National Reading Competition, to be launched in the following September with local regional and national prizes, having the aim of improving the literacy of young children. They were particularly worried about young boys, 1 in 10 of … Continue reading 10 Books To Get Kids Reading