Tag Archives: Recommended

Man Booker Short List Pop-Up Bk Gp.

There is a very interesting Short List this year for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. The prize is worth £50,000 to the winner of the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK.  The authors are from Nigeria, … Continue reading

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Nottingham High School E-Book Library

This Summer download an e-book to your device from Nottingham High School E-Library at www.vlebooks.com. Extension reading in English Lit and Language, Science/Medicine and Economics available 24/7 for current and prospective Sixth Form.  Also, fiction and a wide range of subject … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Unread

A new initiative driven by James Walker of Nottingham Writers’ Studio is the creation of an interactive reading environment Dawn of the Unread which combines Nottingham history, graphic fiction and digital learning with the work of local authors and artists … Continue reading

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50 Best Books for Cultural Diversity

  A few years ago I wanted to add the category of cultural diversity to our Year 7 Reading Challenge, but the term “cultural diversity” didn’t sit very well beside animal, fantasy and thriller so I named it Other Cultures … Continue reading

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Transcending Books (No.1)

“We cannot change what happened anymore. The only thing we can do is to learn from the past and to realise what discrimination and persecution of innocent people means.  I believe that it’s everyone’s responsibility to fight prejudice” Otto Frank … Continue reading

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World Book Night

Tuesday 23rd April is this year’s World Book Night, the evening when thousands of copies of brilliant books are given away by publishers via “Givers”, to spread the light of superb fiction around this island. As a Giver this year … Continue reading

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Why Read the Classics?

I am often asked this question and I wanted a good answer because our lives are very busy and reading a classic requires generosity of time and attention that we are often unused to giving to books.  Happily, I have … Continue reading

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Learning Space

One of the casualties of cuts in education funding last year was the excellent Resource Development Network (RDN) Portal www.Intute.ac.uk. A directory of free high quality information for students (still partly available but not kept current)  which was supported by seven major UK universities, Intute … Continue reading

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Bibliotherapy

 Driving in on Friday, on the radio amid the usual news coverage of our economic disaster, was an interview with a Biblio-therapist. My ears pricked up. Apparently, reading carefully chosen fiction can help you through life’s trials and tribulations. Parenthood, … Continue reading

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What your science teacher is reading….

If you believe that science teachers stick to Stephen Hawking and Richard P. Feynman in their quiet moments, think again. This recommendation came from Mr Hortor this morning and is available from the Library now although if it’s still here on … Continue reading

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