An Evening on The Forgotten Kingdom By @helplesotho and @mayfairtheatre

  In a partnership between The Mayfair Theatre, a local indie cinema which is fabulous (and has a lifesize figurine of an Alien… from Alien among other things in it’s décor) had a screening of The Forgotten Kingdom directed by Andrew Mudge and also the book launch of A Girl in Lesotho written …

The Cover Wars

Where we judge books based on their covers and also their back copy or blurbs. It’s a bit ruthless, but it is also very real. I mean, we all do it every time we go to the bookstore, don’t we? Join us in the comments or on twitter! Sarah has …

Chocolate and Honey: Disenfranchised Teachers and Children in Harry Potter and Matilda

Today’s September School Stories post is from guest contributor Jaquelin Elliott. Not only has she covered for me this Friday, but she has also written up a great post that fits the month’s theme and involves two cherished characters. Enjoy! *** This September marks my first term as a teacher. As a …

The Horse Road by Troon Harrison

The Horse Road by Troon Harrison takes a fascinating slice of history and plants it firmly within the believable world of a girl and her horse. Set in the steppes of Persia, where traders, farmers, and horse-loving nomads meet, Kalli (Kallisto) is the daughter of a Scythian warrior-turned-slave-turned-wife-and-horse-trainer and a Greek …