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Choosing Comparative Study Texts

Choosing Comparative Study Texts

I must admit that I find choosing Comparative Study texts difficult. Choosing texts to study for the Comparative can take a lot of time and thought. Students find the Comparative Study difficult. It is unlike what we usually ask them...

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Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

‘Tangleweed and Brine’ is a captivating, contemporary collection of fairytales, beautifully told by Deirdre Sullivan. The collection darkly reimagines familiar fairytales, wonderfully re-making them.   I particularly enjoyed 'Meet the Nameless Thing and Call it Friend', 'The Little Gift' and 'Beauty...

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The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

‘The Call’ by Peadar O’Guilin I loved Peadar O’Guilin’s ‘The Call’ – a fast paced adventure story, with plenty of fantasy, horror and Irish myth. The story is set in an Ireland living in the shadow of the Sídhe, vengeful...

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Tips to Get Your Child Reading

Tips to Get Your Child Reading

Many children are reluctant readers, lacking the confidence or interest to pick up a book and read for themselves. This can be for a variety of reasons, but is often down to reading being perceived as ‘too hard’ (whether children...

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